Are you wondering what it takes to consistently bring out the best in yourself and others?
Wish you understood how to work with people’s brains when it comes to creating lasting positive behavior changes? What tested, practical approaches we can be introducing to workplaces?
These questions and more were answered in June 2016 in Angers, France when the world’s leading positive psychology researchers gathered at the 8th European Conference on Positive Psychology.
Michelle McQuaid, Seph Fontane Penncock and the team at Positive Psychology Program interviewed five of the field's leading researchers to bring you a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to hear the latest scientific findings and their potential applications.
Professor Felicia Huppert, founder and director of the Wellbeing Institute at Cambridge University, explores the concept of flourishing, which is defined as a high level of wellbeing and functioning, discusses some of the most effective interventions and why they seem to consistently make the difference.
Professor Ilona Boniwell, founder of the first Masters Degree in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe, shares hands on, evidence-based activities you can use for positive psychology coaching, training, teaching and facilitation, and explains what’s working well and why.
James Pawelski, Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, looks at how we define the 'positive' in positive psychology? And what might this mean for future research and practice when it comes to helping build more positive workplaces,
Sue Langley, CEO of the Langley Group, discusses why modern workplaces are seldom geared toward a culture where creativity thrives and how leaders and their organisations can focus on building a positive emotional climate that enables people’s brains to perform at their creative best.
Neal Garrett, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Affective Brain Lab in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, explains how the human brain forms optimistic beliefs and what impact this may have for how you deliver messages in your workplace.
Michelle and Seph have generously made these interviews available to listen and download for free. So if you didn't get the opportunity to attend the conference, this is a great way to hear some of the highlights!