positive psychology

Mihaly Csikszentmikahlyi

By Lisa Sansom / June 20, 2009 / 0 Comments

I am sitting in MC’s talk on what it means to be human, and what positive psychology can contribute. He took us through 2 million years of history, and here are some of his thoughts: How Pos Psych can help provide an emerging image of humankind • we are responsible for our lives – how […]

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Ed Diener – Friday morning speaker

By Lisa Sansom / June 19, 2009 / 2 Comments

Ed Diener, who co-wrote a book with his son on Happiness, presented Friday morning. I am finding that the plenary speakers are excellent. It is so gratifying to know that the “founders” and “gurus” of Positive Psychology aren’t only great researchers, but they are excellent teachers and compelling speakers as well. With ED, as with […]

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day one at WCPP

By Lisa Sansom / June 19, 2009 / 0 Comments

First day at WCPP started out with an evening talk by Martin Seligman, the modern founder of Positive Psychology, and Phil Zimbardo, creator of the iconic Stanford prison experiments. What a rush to see these two giants on stage together, presenting some new and old ideas – but especially the new!! Seligman talked for the […]

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