Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 03/2017

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days. New York Magazine: For Social-Anxiety Disorder, Talk Therapy Is More Effective Than Pills by Drake Baer New York Magazine: Neurotics Get an Extra Benefit From Being Extra Nice by Drake Baer New York Magazine: People Learn More […]

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3 Questions for Emily Esfahani Smith, Author of “The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters”

Emily Esfahani Smith is a writer and fellow Penn MAPP alum. She writes about culture, relationships, and psychology. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Atlantic, and other publications. A few days ago her first book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life That Matters, was published. Today, she took some time […]

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Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 02/2017

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days. New York Times: Yes, It’s Your Parents’ Fault by Kate Murphy New York Magazine: Your Emotions Are More Malleable Than You Think by Ian Robertson New York Magazine: There Are Only Two Kinds of Terrible Bosses by Cari […]

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Neuer XING-Insider-Beitrag

Der Text ist eine Fortsetzung zum XING-Klartext-Beitrag vom 3. Januar zum Thema der “Führungskraft als Coach”. Der Beitrag argumentiert, dass es letztlich kaum überbrückbare Rollenkonflikte zwischen der Führungsrolle und der Coaching-Rolle gibt.

Staying Sane, Cavemen-Style

Mankind is a smart bunch. We´ve learned how to put a man on the moon, how to build skyscrapers as high as mountains, and we have access to all the knowledge in the world via small devices in our pockets made of plastic, metal, and some microchips. We can travel back and forth between the […]

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Treating Yourself with Kindness: On Self-Compassion

For several decades, developing self-esteem in children and adults has been the holy grail of fostering healthy attitudes towards the self. Yet, starting in the early 1990s, criticism arose, pointing towards the absence of positive consequences of having high self-esteem, and highlighting several negative consequences, such as dismissing negative feedback or taking less responsibility for harmful actions. In […]

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Positive Psychology News Digest | No. 01/2017

My favorite news and blog articles covering Positive Psychology and adjacent topics from (roughly) the last seven days. New York Times: The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking by Lesley Alderman New York Magazine: Living With Purpose Yields a Longer Life and Higher Income by Drake Baer Guardian: From Groundhog Day to … Raging Bull? – […]

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Lots of Good Luck for 2017!

In Germany, chimney sweepers are seen as symbols of good luck (as is some other countries, too) – especially rubbing one of the golden buttons of their traditional uniforms. Therefore, in the beginning of the year, they parade through the streets and give candy to children. Today, I was able to take this photo as […]

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George Lucas on the Intersection of Star Wars and Positive Psychology

I´ve written  about Star Wars in the past (see Odysseus, Luke Skywalker, and the Quick Fix and Bad is Stronger than Good! That is why our World desperately needs Positive Psychology). Today, I´d just like to share this short video that I found on Facebook. In an interview, George Lucas shares his view on the light side […]

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Neuer Klartext-Beitrag auf XING

Der Text setzt sich kritisch mit dem Trend der “Führungskraft als Coach” auseinander und warnt davor, dass ein falsches Verständnis von Coaching letztlich zu unethischem Verhalten den Mitarbeitern gegenüber führen kann.


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