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Towards a Planetary Consciousness

Towards a Planetary Consciousness Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, United States Abstract: What is the contribution Positive Psychology can make to the global society evolving on this planet -which could result either in an unprecedented flowering of...


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Invited Speaker: Creating Turning Points: Targeted, Tailored, and Timely Psychological Intervention, Geoffrey Cohen

Invited Speaker: Creating Turning Points: Targeted, Tailored, and Timely Psychological Intervention Geoffrey Cohen Abstract: Geoff will review theory and research suggesting that lasting positive change is possible to create through the application of psychological science. However, the causal...


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Positive Leadership and Positive Energy, Kim Cameron

Positive Leadership and Positive Energy Kim Cameron, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States Abstract : This presentation summarizes research on positive relational energy and its effects on organizational and employee performance. Implications for positive leadership are explored. ...


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Plenary Presentation: Genomic Perspectives on Human Well-being

Steve Cole, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, United States Plenary Presentation: Genomic Perspectives on Human Well-being Abstract: This talk summarizes findings from recent functional genomics studies that have sought to understand the molecular pathways that...


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Ted-Style Talk: Positive Health Psychology

Alia Crum, Stanford, United States Ted-Style Talk: Positive Health Psychology Abstract: What is the role of Positive Psychology in public health and healthcare? Inspired by research on the placebo effect, this talk will explore how we can more effectively leverage the power of...


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Loss, Trauma and Human Resilience: From Heterogeneity to Flexibility

George Bonanno, Columbia University, New York, United States Loss, Trauma and Human Resilience: From Heterogeneity to Flexibility The talk will describe research on human resilience in the face of extreme adversity. I will review review and integrate research into a framework that can...


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Flourishing As We Age: A View From Our Telomeres

Elissa Epel, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, United States Flourishing As We Age: A View From Our Telomeres Cellular aging (as measured by the length of our telomeres) offers a view of the positive and negative influences on our rate of aging. By examining...


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Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture

Judith Moskowitz, Ph.D. Northwestern University Contributions to Positive Health Award Lecture: Positive Affect Intervention to Help People Cope with Health-Related Stress: Progress, Promise, and Lessons Learned The International Positive Psychology Association’s Positive Health and...


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Teaching Well-being Enhances Academic Performance: Evidence from around the World

Alejandro Adler, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States Teaching Well-being Enhances Academic Performance: Evidence from around the World Can well-being be taught at a large scale, and should it be taught in schools? Does teaching well-being improve academic...


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Spirituality as a Path From and Toward Positivity

Patty Van Cappellen, Duke University, Durham, United States Spirituality as a Path From and Toward Positivity Spirituality as a path from and toward positivity: Summarize empirical research showing that positive experiences build a sense of spirituality and that in turn spirituality...