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Tech Support: Can Digital Positive Psychology Interventions Increase Well-being? with Acacia Parks, Ph.D.

Positive psychological interventions (PPIs) are activities designed to promote positive outcomes via positive processes (Parks and Biswas-Diener, 2013). Acacia Parks, Ph.D., studies the efficacy of positive interventions, and their widespread, real-world scaling and implementation through...


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The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership

The Power of Appreciative Inquiry and Leadership Diana Whitney, Ph.D.: Presenter (recorded March 2019) Abstract: Diana Whitney, Ph.D. is an American author, award-winning consultant and educator whose writings – 15 books and dozens of chapters and articles – have advanced the positive...


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Building Love that Lasts: Applying the Science of Positive Psychology to Romantic Relationships

T he relationships that we cultivate are essential to well-being. Enduring relationships require effort to sustain. Husband and wife team, Suzann (“Suzie”) Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski, have applied the science of positive psychology to romantic relationships in their new book, Happy...


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Applying Positive Psychology in the Helping Professions: A practical framework.

In this webinar, Dr. Margarita Tarragona, a leader in positive psychotherapy and coaching, shares a conceptual framework that she developed to help practitioners organise the various ways in which they can apply positive psychology in their work. She illustrates her approach by sharing...


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Motivate for Success with New Insights from the
 Science of Goal-Setting with Gary Latham, Ph.D.

Set yourself up for success with this Leader Series webinar featuring Gary Latham, Ph.D., a pioneer in goal-setting theory (Locke & Latham, 1990). Dr. Latham discusses useful goal setting and motivation strategies, as well as recent research findings on the effects of priming on unconscious...


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How can Moral Psychology Apply to Social Conflict and Strengthen Individuals and Institutions?

Abstract: Jonathan Haidt, Ph.D. is an American social psychologist and the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Dr. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality. His work has looked at how variations in moral...


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Self-Compassion as a Positive Psychological Resource and Helpful Response to Suffering with Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Abstract: Self-compassion is a way of relating toward oneself with compassion. Dr. Kristin Neff operationalized self-compassion as consisting of three main elements: kindness (vs. self-judgment), a sense of common humanity (vs. isolation), and mindfulness (vs. over-identification). These...


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Positive Energy and its Impact on Leadership and Organizations

Abstract: Most models of leadership assume that influence lies at the heart of leadership. If you are influential, that means you are a leader. However, research by Kim Cameron and his colleagues has found that positive energy is more important in accounting for leadership and organizational...


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Virtuousness and Organizational Success

Bio: Dr. Cameron’s past research on organizational downsizing, organizational effectiveness, corporate quality culture and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 120 academic articles and 13 scholarly books, the latest of which are Diagnosing and Changing...


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Playing positive psychology: Using tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training

Ilona Boniwell, Ph.D. Playing positive psychology: Using tangible tools and facilitation methods in positive psychology coaching and training Abstract: Over the past few years, the notion of a “positive intervention” has risen to prominence, as it was discovered that certain...