new book: Character Strengths Matter

By Lisa Sansom / July 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

I would like to share with you an important book about Character Strengths. The book is titled “Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life” and it is edited by my MAPP colleagues Shannon Polly and Kathryn Britton. I was honoured to contribute a chapter – it is an interview I conducted with author […]

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Reciprocity: what can I do for you?

By Lisa Sansom / November 9, 2012 / 3 Comments

This is the fourth article in my series about the 2012 MAPP Summit, which took place in Philadelphia October 2012. Previous articles are here and here and here.  Dr. Adam Grant was a new instructor at Wharton, as far as I recall, when I did my MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) program at the University of Pennsylvania. […]

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Connected – further insights from MAPP Summit October 2012

By Lisa Sansom / November 6, 2012 / 1 Comment

My previous posts about the 2012 MAPP Summit (here and here) have shared talks from MAPP Alumni and one researcher (Kathleen Vohs) and are very easily connected to the roots of positive psychology. Our next speaker was perhaps less explicitly about positive psychology, and more about the spread of positive psychology. Dr. Nicolas Christakis was a fabulous […]

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Chris Peterson – missing you

By Lisa Sansom / October 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

Many readers of this blog will be familiar with Chris Peterson, one of the founding fathers of the  modern field of positive psychology. Chris was one of the authors of the Character Strengths and Virtues as well as the author of the Primer on Positive Psychology, a text that is very readable and extremely useful to me […]

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MAPP Summit 2010

By Lisa Sansom / October 26, 2010 / 0 Comments

This past weekend I was fortunate enough to go to Philadelphia for the third annual MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) summit – a unique conference for alumni of the University of Pennsylvania’s MAPP program, from which I have recently graduated. This conference is an excellent opportunity to connect not only with outstanding speakers, but […]

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And just what does *that* mean?

By Lisa Sansom / September 9, 2010 / 1 Comment

As I sit in my new office, in front of my relocated computer, trying to restore and impose order on my chaotic workspace, I find that I’m reading a lot of blogs and webpages about meaning. So, as a distraction from the bits of paper scattered around me, here are some of my thoughts about […]

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