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Flow: A Cross-Cultural, Health, & Educational Perspective

Antonella Delle Fave, M.D. Flow: A Cross-Cultural, Health, & Educational Perspective Bio: Dr. Delle Fave is a full professor of Psychology for the Faculty of Medicine for the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. She was among the founders of the Società Italiana di...


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Exciting Advances in the Science of Subjective Well-being

Ed Diener, Ph.D. Exciting Advances in the Science of Subjective Well-being Abstract: Dr. Diener reviews accumulating evidence linking subjective well-being to beneficial effects on health, relationships, work performance, citizenship, and creativity. He also discusses advances in...


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The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors

Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors Abstract: In this webinar, Barbara Fredrickson will guide you a bit deeper into her new Upward Spiral Theory of Lifestyle Change, which she presented for the...


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It’s Good to Be Good

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D. It’s Good to Be Good Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., is a philosopher, public speaker, professor of preventive medicine, and best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Fordham University-Marymount, Case Western Reserve University...


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Character Strengths Research & Interventions

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. Character Strengths Research & Interventions Abstract: Character strengths, often referred to as “the backbone of positive psychology,” have enjoyed extensive research and scholarship since the VIA project that culminated in 2004. What have we learned...


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Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology

James E. Maddux, Ph.D. Self-Efficacy as a Foundational Concept for Positive Psychology Abstract: People tend to engage in behaviors that will get them what they want and that they believe they can do. Self-efficacy theory (Bandura, 1977, 1982, 1986a) states that initiation and...


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The Context of Well-being: Fit, Facets, and Fairness

Isaac Prilleltensky, PhD The Context of Well-being: Fit, Facets, and Fairness Dr. Prilleltensky will share a multi-dimensional model of wellbeing (I-COPPE) that includes both perceptual and contextual appraisals. He will propose that individuals can enhance their “fitness” in each...


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Strength-Based Parenting

Lea Waters, Ph.D. "Strength-Based Parenting" Abstract: This game-changing presentation introduces “strength-based parenting.” The presenter shares her definition, theoretical model, and recent empirical findings connecting strength-based parenting to a host of positive outcomes for...


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Character Strengths Research & Interventions

Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. Character Strengths Research & Interventions Abstract: Character strengths, often referred to as “the backbone of positive psychology,” have enjoyed extensive research and scholarship since the VIA project that culminated in 2004. What have we learned...


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Trust and Well-being

John Helliwell, Ph.D. Trust and Well-being Abstract : Trust is the magic ingredient for building and maintaining a strong and flexible social fabric. The social and pro-social features of humanity are revealed by evidence that people are happier when they live in high trust...