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July 1st and 4th

By Lisa Sansom / June 30, 2009 / 0 Comments

Happy Canada Day to all Canadian readers, and Happy Fourth of July to all readers in the US! Look for next blog posts to start again the week of July 6, with more from the IPPA World Congress on Positive Psychology.

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Applying Pos Psych Therapy to the Reduction of Aggression among School Children

By Lisa Sansom / June 28, 2009 / 0 Comments

Michael Rosenblum and Tammie Ronen, both from Tel Aviv University, presented some interesting thoughts on the reduction of aggression in school-aged children. As I pondered the title of this workshop, it occured to me that “traditional” psychology still sneaks in – instead of promotion of pro-social behaviours, for example, this title still focuses on the […]

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Lord Richard Layard – Happiness and Public Policy

By Lisa Sansom / June 26, 2009 / 1 Comment

I seem to be managing to update this blog every two days or so. So be it! That allows me time to process the conference over time, which I know is working for me. I hope it’s working for my readers as well. Comments always welcome and appreciated! The plenary on Saturday June 20 was […]

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Michael Frese – topic of positive work & organizational psychology

By Lisa Sansom / June 24, 2009 / 1 Comment

  Michael Frese, University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany   Frese said that he would post his slides at www.frese.org – I have not checked intensively to see if they have been posted.   Frese talked about the benefits of an active approach (vs. reactive approach), that active behaviour requires personal initiative which is: ·      self-starting – different […]

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Meaning in Positive Psychology: An Intellectual Excess or a Missing Link?

By Lisa Sansom / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

This symposium was presented on Friday morning by an esteemed panel including Dmitry Leontiev, Michael F. Steger, Evgeny Osin and Antonia Della Fave. Each speaker presented for about 15 minutes, which is only enough to barely scratch the surface of their thoughts and philosophies, but here is what I gleaned… Michael Steger talked about “meaning” […]

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a few administrative details from IPPA WCPP

By Lisa Sansom / June 22, 2009 / 0 Comments

Now that I am home from the conference and have a bit more time (although my head is still spinning from all the information and people!!!), I am going to slowly, over the next few days, fill in some of the gaps. I tried, during the conference, to keep on top of the great speakers, […]

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