Positive Psychology News Digest on Mappalicious | No. 6/16

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

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

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10 Positive Psychology People to follow in the News

  1. IMG_3802Brett Steenbarger regularly writes on Forbes about the psychology of stock trading and manages to sneak in little gems of Positive Psychology very frequently.
  2. Jessica Amortegui is a management coach and was in my Penn MAPP class. She covers the use of Positive Psychology in business on Fast Company.
  3. Emily Esfahani Smith was an assistant instructor in my Penn MAPP class. She´s a full-time journalist/writer and publishes beautifully crafted, Positive Psychology-influenced pieces via The Atlantic (among other media outlets).
  4. Dan Bowling also was an assistant instructor in my Penn MAPP class. In his former life, he was the SVP of Human Resources at Coca-Cola. He frequently publishes pieces on talent management seen through the lens of Positive Psychology.
  5. Emma Seppälä is the Associate Director of Stanford´s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and runs the website Fulfillment Daily – but also publishes regularly on Psychology Today and the Harvard Business Review, mostly on the benefits of mindfulness and compassion.
  6. Todd Kashdan is a professor of psychology at George Mason University. His work was featured in The New York Times and Washington Post, among other news outlets. He regularly blogs for Psychology Today on a wide range of Positive Psychology topics.
  7. Shelley Prevost is, among other things, partner at a venture capital firm. She writes Positive Psychology-influenced pieces on the workplace for Inc.
  8. Oliver Burkeman is a British journalist and author who frequently covers Positive Psychology topics for The Guardian.
  9. Giovanni Rodriguez also writes for Forbes, on a wide array of topics, oftentimes on the intersection of Positive Psychology and tech.
  10. Drake Baer writes for Business Insider, covering, among other things, self-help and personal success topics. He often cites Positive Psychology research in his articles.

Bonus

CNN runs a series of articles by the name of Project Happy.

If you know any other interesting writers that regularly publish Positive Psychology stuff on big news outlets (not their own blogs), please leave a comment below this article.

On Talent Management: Above all, it´s the Love for People

The radio silence on Mappalicious is over. I´ve spent the last 10 days on Cyprus with my family and have committed to a “computer diet” as strictly as possible.

Here´s our #CyprusFamilyjustbeforeSundownonthePlaygroundbesidetheBeachSelfie:Family_Rose_Cyprus

Yesterday, I was a speaker a the iRecruit 2014 conference in Amsterdam. Beforehand, I was interviewed on my views about talent management for the fair´s magazine. You can read that by clicking on the picture below. I am very much convinced that before MAPP, the interview would sounded somewhat differently…

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