Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 18/2017

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent Topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

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Inc: How to Gain Strength From Your Darkest Moments (Interview with Adam Grant) by Leigh Buchanan

Inc: Pay Attention to These Surprising 6 Red Flags to Burnout. You May Be Closer Than You Think by Laura Garnett

Psychology Today: Are We Evolved for Happiness? by Glenn Geher

Psychology Today: The Problem with Measuring Happiness by Todd Kashdan

Atlantic: Why Do Americans Smile So Much by Olga Khazan

The Age: Debate on future of work needs a Focus by Alex Lavelle

Atlantic: Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis by Laura Sergeant Richardson

New York Magazine: Thinking of Your Job As a Calling Isn’t Always a Good Thing by Cari Romm

New York Magazine: To Get Better at Reading People’s Feelings, Pay Attention to Your Own Body by Cari Romm

Heleo: See More, Judge Less: A Mindful Approach to Success, no author

Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 10/2017


My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Times: I’m Not O.K. Neither Are You. Who Cares? by Henry Alford

New York Magazine: Awe Is the Everyperson’s Spiritual Experience by Drake Baer

Big Think: Is Technology Destroying Happiness? by Derek Beres

Forbes: Organizational Strategies That Promote Well-Being And Reduce Burnout by Paula Davis-Laack

Harvard Business Review: To Motivate Employees, Show Them How They’re Helping Customers by Francesca Gino

BPS Research Digest: Smarter people are happier, says new analysis involving 80,000 participants, but only a bit by Christian Jarrett

Harvard Business Review: Find Purpose in Even Your Most Mundane Tasks at Work by Valerie Keller & Caroline Webb

Forbes: Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You’re Trying To Become Successful by Lisa Quast

Harvard Business Review: Why Diverse Teams Are Smarter by David Rock

LA Times: UAE’s minister of happiness insists her job is no laughing matter by Ann Simmons

Psychology Today: The Marshmallow Myth by Nick Tasler

Psychology Today: Compassion Is Better than Empathy by Tara Well

Heleo: A New View of the Self: The Psychology of Connection, no author



Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 51/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

Bakadesuyo: Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Mentally Strong by Eric Barker

Guardian: Why time management is ruining our lives by Oliver Burkeman

Scientific American: One Skeptical Scientist’s Mindfulness Journey by Scott Barry Kaufman

New York Times: What the West Can Learn From Japan About the Cultural Value of Work by John Lanchester

Psychology Today: Why Wellbeing Is Harder Than It Looks by Michelle McQuaid (Interview with Peggy Kern)

Gallup: The Damage Inflicted by Poor Managers by Marco Nink & Jennifer Robison

Big Think: Compassion Is Weaved Throughout Our Nervous System, Researchers Have Found by Philip Perry

Fast Company: Try This Exercise In Radical Empathy To Minimize Conflict by Elisabeth Segran

CCARE: A Compassionate Resolution for this Season by Monica Worline & Jane Dutton


Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 40/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

New York Magazine: A Smart Sense of Humor Helps People Survive Being Alive by Drake Baer

Bakadesuyo: This Is How To Unlock Meaning In Life: 4 Proven Secrets by Eric Barker

Greater Good Science Center: How to Teach Happiness at School by Ilona Boniwell

New York Times: Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility KJ Dell’Antonia

Harvard Business Reciew: How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders by Carol Dweck & Kathleen Hogan

Forbes: How To Train These Six Senses Of Happiness by Jessica Hagy

Psychology Today: The Subtle but Very Real Human Costs of Reorganizations by Victor Lipman

Psychology Today: The Science of Accomplishing Your Goals by Ralph Ryback

Psychology Today: The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders by Emma Seppälä

Creativity Post: You Can’t Clone Talent and Wisdom by Steve Tobak

Psychology Today: How Leaders Can Bring Calm to Chaotic Organizations by Ray Williams

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 37/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

Harvard Business Review: The More You Energize Your Coworkers, the Better Everyone Performs by Wayne Baker

Fast Company: 7 Science-Backed Steps To Take Before Quitting A Job That’s Burning You Out by Rachel Grumman Bender

Wall Street Journal: The More Cash People Have, the Happier They Are by Andrew Blackman

ERE Media: The Business Benefits Of Happy Employees by Karlyn Borysenko

Wall Street Journal: Get Your Children Good and Dirty by Brett Finlay & Marie-Claire Arrieta

New York Times: The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence by David Hambrick & Alexander Burgoyne

Greater Good Science Center: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media? by Sophie Janicke

New York Times: Can You Have a Good Life if You Don’t Have a Good Job? by Michael Lind

Guardian: Could bad buildings damage your mental health? by Emily Reynolds

New York Times: Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good? by Amanda Ripley

Fast Company: 7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science by John Paul Titlow

Huffington Post: Three ways to work better together by Chris White

Heleo: Mastering the Art of Pre-suasion with Robert Cialdini, no author

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Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 19/2016

My favorite pieces covering Positive Psychology and adjacent from (roughly) the last seven days.

Guardian: Is grit the true secret of success? by Paula Cocozza

Quartz: The key to happiness at work isn’t money–it’s autonomy by Bell Beth Cooper

New York Magazine: Don’t Believe the Hype About Grit, Pleads the Scientist Behind the Concept by Melissa Dahl

NPR: How To Teach Children That Failure Is The Secret To Success by Tara Haelle

Scientific American: Review of ‘Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance’ by Scott Barry Kaufman

Greater Good Science Center: Why Do We Feel Awe? by Dacher Keltner

Atlantic: Self-esteem doesn’t work. Try self-compassion instead by Olga Khazan

Greater Good Science Center: Happy People Don´€™t Need to Feel Superior by Kira M. Newman

The Positive Organization: Adaptive Confidence by Robert Quinn

New York Magazine: You Could Probably Lift a Car, If You Really Needed To by Cari Romm

Harvard Business Review: Creative Job Titles Can Energize Workers, no author, yet feat. Adam Grant

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Positive Psychology News Digest | January – March (+130 Articles)

Mappalicious_Wordle_Q1_16Just in case you´ve missed some of my weekly updates – here are all the featured Positive Psychology-related articles from January to March 2016:

Time: The Most Inspiring Way to Be Happier and More Motivated by Eric Barker

New York Times: Don’t Grade Schools on Grit by Angela Duckworth

Harvard Business Review: 28 Years of Stock Market Data Shows a Link Between Employee Satisfaction and Long-Term Value by Alex Edmans

Tech.co: Study Finds Inner Kindness Is the Key to Success, Happiness by Cameron Glover (feat. Emma Seppälä)

Psychology Today: Why Is Happiness Fleeting? by Itai Ivtzan

The Atlantic: One Simple Phrase That Turns Anxiety Into Success by Olga Khazan

The Telegraph: Mental illness mostly caused by life events not genetics, argue psychologists by Sarah Knapton

The Guardian: Three things you think will make you happier at work (but won’t) by Charlotte Seager

TLNT: Is A Happy Workplace One Of Your Core Values? by Ron Thomas

Fast Company: How To Design Happiness: Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences by Mark Wilson

Greater Good Science Center: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things by Summer Allen & Jeremy Adam Smith

Fortune: The Massive Difference between Negative and Positive Leadership by Bill George

Washington Post: Why smart people are better off with fewer friends by Christopher Ingraham

Psychology Today: Where does the Word “Mindfulness” come from? by Tim Lomas

Philly.com: Swarthmore colleagues, students choose to honor an expert (Barry Schwartz) on choices by Justine McDaniel

Greater Good Science Center: Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter? by Kira Newman

Huffington Post UK: World Happiness Report 2016 Update – Five Key Implications for Education by Frederika Roberts

Forbes: How To Be A Happier Human Being Even When You’re Failing by Brett Steenbarger

Time/Money: Watching cat videos at work could make you more productive by Martha White

Huffington Post: Why Governments Should Stay Out of the Happiness Business by Ruth Wippman

Greater Good Science Center: You Will Never Find Work-Life Balance by Christine Carter

New York Times: Denmark Ranks as Happiest Country; Burundi, Not So Much by Sewell Chan

Fulfillment Daily: Happiness at Work: Get a Big Boost from Small Frequent Pleasures by Ron Friedman

Psychology Today: How Can Positive Psychology Be More Open to the Negative? by Todd Kashdan

Psychology Today : Expectations, Dopamine and Louis CK by Alex Korb

Quartz: This four-letter word is the Swedish key to happiness at work by Anne Quito

Huffington Post (Education): Why Being Tired of Grit is Tiresome by Stuart Rhoden

Chicago Tribune: Stanford psychologist tells us how to fight workplace burnout by Nara Schoenberg

Intelligent HQ: Why is Positive Psychology So Misunderstood? by Ana Teresa Silva

New York Times: Rethinking the Work-Life Equation by Susan Dominus

Inc: 7 things remarkably happy people do every single day by Peter Economy

Slate: A whole field of psychology research may be bunk by Daniel Engber

Brookings: Some good news for International Women’s Day: Women are (usually) happier than men by Carol Graham

Harvard Business Review: How to practice mindfulness throughout your workday by Rasmus Hougaard & Jacqueline Carter

Psychology Today: Positive Psychology: What Does “Positive” Mean? by Itai Ivtzan

Rewire Happiness: Transformative Technologies and Their Impact on Well-Being by Sophie Janicke

NPR: Is ‘Grit’ Doomed To Be The New Self-Esteem? by Anya Kamenetz

Washington Post: The worst kind of boss is not the one who’s always a jerk by Jena McGregor

Irish Times: Can you teach wellbeing? Martin Seligman thinks so by Ronan McGreevy

The Psych Report: The Paradoxes of Creativity: Sensitive Rockers, Mindful Daydreamers, and Celebrated Outcasts by Evan Nesterak

New York Times (Well): Why Doctors Care About Happiness by Danielle Ofri

Evening Standard: Older people are ‘happier in their late 60s’ by Hannah Al-Othman

PsyBlog: How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression by Jeremy Dean

Quartz: Neuroscience says these five rituals will help your brain stay in peak condition by Vivian Giang

Positive Psychology News Daily: Workplace Positivity? What’s the Right Amount? And Why? by Donna Hemmert

Inc: Want to Be Truly Happy? Harvard Researchers Say This Is the One Thing You Need by Bill Murphy Jr.

Wharton Knowledge: The New Success Track: Happiness by Emma Seppälä

Huffington Post UK: It is Time to Embrace Stress as a Mental Wellbeing Issue by Simon Stevens

Greater Good Science Center: How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative by Jill Suttie

Fast Company: 7 ways turn your current job into your dream Job by Stephanie Vozza

New York Times: Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills by Kate Zernike

Washington Post: We all know exercise makes you live longer. But this will actually get you off the Couch by David Brown

Harvard Business Review: How to Build a Culture of Originality by Adam Grant

Psychology Today: Second Wave Positive Psychology: An Introduction by Tim Lomas

Think Advisor: Advisors in Pursuit of Happiness by Olivia Mellan

Psychology Today: Being Positive: It’s Not Mindfulness, It’s Savoring by Ryan Niemiec

Psychology Today: 4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams by Emma Seppälä

Psychology Today: The Hard Data on Self-Love and Why It Leads to Success by Emma Seppälä

MIT Technology Review: First Evidence for the Happiness Paradox: That Your Friends Are Happier than You Are, no author

Inc: 11 Signs You Have the Grit You Need to Succeed by Travis Bradberry

Forbes: The Surprising Power Of Appreciation At Work by Chris Cancialosi

Greater Good Science Center: Can Helping Others Help You Find Meaning in Life? by Elizabeth Hopper

New Yorker: How People Learn to Become Resilient by Maria Konnikova

Wall Street Journal: ‘Resilience’ skills help you remain positive and productive under stress by Laura Landro

Forbes: Amy Cuddy: How Leaders Can Be More Present In The Workplace by Dan Schawbel

Boston Globe: How nice bosses get ahead by Emma Seppälä

Washington Post: What people around the world mean when they say they’re happy by Ana Swanson

Psychology Today: Re-setting Your Happiness Set Point Part 1 | Part 2 by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Talent Management: 6 Resolutions for Career Happiness in 2016 by Dan Bowling

PsyBlog: 33 Surprisingly Simple Things That Make People Happiest by Jeremy Dean

NBC News: United Arab Emirates Names Official ‘Minister for Happiness’ by Alex Johnson

Scientific American: How to Be an Optimal Human by Scott Barry Kaufman

Scientific American Mind: Can Positive Thinking Be Negative? by Scott Lilienfeld

The Guardian: Banish those midlife blues – the secret to happiness starts with one small step by Tracy McVeigh

Washington Post: The end of college rankings as we know them by Jeffrey Selingo

Washington Post: A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you by Emma Seppälä

Penn Current: Penn professor explores what it means to be positive by Michele Berger

Financial Times: Companies with a purpose beyond profit tend to make more money by Simon Caulkin

Greater Good Science Center: Five Ways to Put Self-Compassion into Therapy by Tim Desmond

Gizmodo: English is Surprisingly Devoid of Emotionally Positive Words by George Dvorsky

New York Times: How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off by Adam Grant

Psychology Today: Is It a Good Idea To Build on Signature Strengths? by Todd Kashdan

Scientific American: The Differences Between Happiness and Meaning in Life by Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychology Today: Can You Help Others Find Meaning In Their Work? by Michelle McQuaid

Cosmopolitan: 12 Ways to Feel Happier at Work – Yes, even at the job you hate by Judith Ohikuare

Psychology Today: The Surprising Link Between Compassion and Success by Emma Seppälä

Forbes: How To Light The Fire When You’re Burned Out by Brett Steenbarger

New York Times: You Are Stronger Than You (and Your Therapist) Think by Michael Bennett

Scientific American: The Science of Healing Thoughts by Gareth Cook

The Guardian: Is mindfulness making us ill? by Dawn Foster

Penn Current: Q&A with Scott Barry Kaufman by Lauren Hertzler

Stanford GSB: Should Employees Design Their Own Jobs? by Louise Lee

Fast Company: It takes more than just being a good person yourself to inspire ethical conduct in employees by David Mayer

Knowledge@Wharton: Why Compassion Serves You Better Than Self-interest by Emma Seppälä

Fast Company: The Surprising Link Between Compassion And Success by Emma Seppälä

Forbes: One Powerful Step That Can Turn Around Your Trading Psychology by Brett Steenbarger

Greater Good Science Center: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder by Jill Suttie

Quartz: The Stanford professor who pioneered praising kids for effort says we’ve totally missed the point by Jenny Anderson

Harvard Business Review: Manage your Emotional Culture by Sigal Barsade & Olivia O’Neill

Harvard Business Review: We Learn More When We Learn Together by Jane Dutton & Emily Heaphy

New York Times: Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate by Adam Grant

Fulfillment Daily: The Surprising Benefit Of Going Through Hard Times by Carolyn Gregoire

PositiveSharing.com: The 5 most important findings from the science of happiness that apply at work by Alexander Kjerulf

Forbes: Mapping World Happiness And Conflict Through Global News And Image Mining by Kalev Leetaru

Psychology Today: The One Thing To Know About Happiness by Andrea Polard

Psychology Today: 6 Surefire Ways To Increase Your Charisma – Backed by Science by Emma Seppälä

New York Times: Having Friends Is Good for You, Starting in Your Teens by Nicholas Bakalar

Quartz: In our pursuit of happiness, Americans are losing sight of what actually makes us happy by Geoff Chang

Forbes: How To Bring Presence To Your Biggest Challenges by Paula Davis-Laack

Harvard Business Review: Income Inequality Makes Whole Countries Less Happy by Jan-Emmanuel De Neve &  Powdthavee Nattavudh

BPS Research Digest: Follow your heart – Having an unanswered calling in life is worse than having no calling at all by Alex Fradera

New York Magazine: How Expressing Gratitude Might Change Your Brain by Christian Jarrett

Washington Post: Your relationships are just as important to your health as diet and exercise by Elahe Izadi

Huffington Post: The science of happiness: Everything you need to know about the feeling we all crave by Jason March et al.

New York Times: ‘Design Thinking’ for a Better You by Tara Parker-Pope

Fast Company: Countries Do Get Happier When They Get Richer–But Only If They Share The Wealth by Ben Schiller

Wall Street Journal: Latest Game Theory: Mixing Work and Play by Rachel Emma Silverman

Greater Good Science Center: How Humility Will Make You the Greatest Person Ever by Vicki Zakrzewski

Science Daily: Brain can be trained to regulate negative emotions, study shows, no author

New York Magazine: 3 Insights From a New Book About Creativity by Melissa Dahl

Psychology Today: 10 Questions to Help You Reflect on 2015 by Paula Davis-Laack

Harvard Business Review: Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

New York Times: How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity by Pagan Kennedy

Business Insider: A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness by Tanya Lewis

Greater Good Science Center: To Change Yourself, Change Your World by Kira Newman

Psychology Today: 3 Things Extraordinary Leaders Do by Emma Seppälä

Fulfillment Daily: The Joy of Imperfection: How Not to Drive Yourself and Others Nuts in 2016 by Mona Shah Joshi

Positive Psychology News Daily: Instead of a Resolution, Try a New Year Routine by Jan Stanley

Forbes: The Positive Psychology Of Job Interviewing by Brett Steenbarger

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