Final day of the WCPP – a call to action and advancement

By Lisa Sansom / July 20, 2009 / 0 Comments

Well it’s only taken me a month to get to finishing my blog reportage on the WCPP (World Congress on Positive Psychology), and it’s been an interesting adventure for me. This is the first time that I’ve taken such time to really savour a conference, rather than just taking notes and leaving it behind me. […]

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slides from WCPP on IPPA

By Lisa Sansom / July 18, 2009 / 0 Comments

If you are a member of IPPA (www.ippanetwork.org), then go to the new members’ section. You can create / update your profile, create / join groups and get some of the presentations and posters from last month’s WCPP (World Congress on Positive Psychology).

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Putting Positive Psychology to work in Organizations

By Lisa Sansom / July 16, 2009 / 0 Comments

A panel of students and researchers from Henley Business School at the University of Reading, in the UK, shared with us their insights and results from several experiments using positive psychology in different organizations. I could have listened to any of these presenters for the entire hour, but alas, each only had about 10 or […]

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Barbara Fredrickson – her talk on the Positivity Ratio, and the path to flourishing

By Lisa Sansom / July 14, 2009 / 0 Comments

As I sit here, almost three weeks later, and reflect on Barbara Fredrickson’s talk, I am mindful of two things: 1. the room was packed and 2. I still haven’t read her book. However, I did, just now, take her positivity ratio test on her website and I scored a 5:1, so it’s not all […]

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Joar Vittersø – Positive Psychology is about flourishing, but what is flourishing about?

By Lisa Sansom / July 12, 2009 / 0 Comments

Joar Vittersø, from the University of Tromsø in Norway, presented on “flourishing” and deconstructing the notion of flourishing with some serious data and research. Personally, I am finding it intriguing to be part of a profession that takes no word for granted! I will have to bear this in mind through my own research and […]

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Time magazine article on the WCPP

By Lisa Sansom / July 10, 2009 / 0 Comments

Time wrote a nice summary article about the World Congress on Positive Psychology. I’m laughing inside, however, because the graphic is the iconic yellow smiley face, which Seligman, Peterson, and others acknowledged as no longer sufficient to explain “positive psychology”. While the term “happiness” was helpful in getting the positive psychology popularized and noticed, it […]

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