Rock Star Lindsay had everyone in Happiness 101 sign a birthday card and presented it with a balloon and a … More Positive #2: The Cherry (Pie) on Top of my Birthday.
It is wonderful to see the positives, likes and comments fly among students of Happiness 101. It reminds me of … More Positive #2: The synergy of the new Happiness 101 class.
It truly made me smile when I saw that 40 people have RSVPd “yes” to the Happiness Social on Monday. … More Positive #3:
All the students have been chosen for Happiness 101, the Golden Ticket E-mail has been sent, the Facebook group page … More Positive #1:
This song moves me every time I hear it. And I don’t play it lightly. I only play this song … More Positive #3: Daniel Nahmod’s song “Everything New”.
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Wow! What an absolutely amazing day! In case you’re just “tuning in”, today is day 3 of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association.
Here are the highlights:
- Barbara Fredrickson (author of my #2 pick on Happiness, Positivity) talked about Love
- Meeting Todd Kashdan and (what may be his last) talk at IPPA
- Possible collaboration with positive psychologist and local, Lynn Johnson
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy with a Positive Spin
- Positive Computing
- Meeting Jane McGonigal and using her on-line game to enhance Happiness 101
- How much you think you can do something effects whether (and how hard) you try *
- The use of strengths in therapy – the intermediate lesson *
- Gala and the National Constitution Center *
* I will report on these tomorrow.
It was much cooler today. A blessing for my walk to my third download of information in the realm of positive psychology, a.k.a. Happiness! As I walked through City Hall in (literally) the heart of Philadelphia, I hummed a little tune. I was distracted by the richness and variety of the people as I walked. Per haps distracted enough by the suits, the homeless, the street venders, the skaters and the provocative dress, the song’s lyrics did not bubble to the surface until in the shadow of the Downtown Marriott. I murmured, “All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love. Bump-ba bump-ba bump. All you need is love, love – love is all you need.” As I realized I was humming a Beatles standard, I also realized that the topic of Barbara Fredrickson’s talk was “Love: A new lens on the science of thriving” Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 3
Day two of the 2nd Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association was simply amazing. I learned SO much! At one point I laughed to my friend “Teacher! My brain is full!” Here’s a report of the day’s events:
It began with Ed Deci speaking about self-determination and its relationship to positive psychology – in other words: the self-fulfilling prophecy. He showed scientific proof that believing that you are doomed and things will never get better can actually bring that about. Using a simple analogy (of my own), if one is drowning and they really don’t think anyone will come to rescue them, they can behave based on this belief by not paddling and dying before help could arrive. But Deci really wowed the crowd when he reported that studies repeatedly proved that external rewards kill off intrinsic motivation. For instance, when we try to control our children either by giving them a reward for doing well (the carrot) or punishing them when they do not do well (the stick), we inadvertently are hindering our child’s innate love of learning! You can bet I will be blogging more about this. Continue reading Report from IPPA Conference, Day 2
I feel very grateful for Allen, the Teacher’s Assistant for the new semester of Happiness 101, which began tonight. Allen … More Positive #3: Allen, the Happiness 101 Teacher’s Assistant
I am so glad I took the time to prep for tonight’s Happiness 101 class. I feel calm and ready … More Positive #1: Ready for Happiness 101 tonight