The Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of Happiness to your Earbuds with Kristen Truempy

123 EpisodesProduced by Kristen Truempy

The science of the good life, huh? Sorry this is not about booze, sex and rock n'roll (or whatever is en vogue right now). In fact we talk about a lot of things that tree huggers would love: appreciation of beauty, gratitude, positive emotions, relationships and well, love. However we, that is pos… read more

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Kintsukuroi - My first Positive Psychology Rap

June 2nd, 2019

2:06

One thing that I have been obsessed about for years is bringing the message of positive psychology to places where they might not be expected. That's …

112 - Saving Democracy Together - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 27th, 2019

33:08

Democracy is a huge force for good in the world and it's under threat. It's one of the things we take the granted the most but pay a very high price if it crumbles. Civic duties might not be as sexy as catchy habits or …

111 - No War Between the Sexes - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 30th, 2019

51:46

Today we're talking about masculinity, femininity and what's in between. We'll dive into sex, gender, toxicity and how we can do better. 

110 - The Pragmatist's Guide to Life - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 2nd, 2019

52:59

Malcolm and Simone Collins want to wake people up to really truly think about life. What are you optimizing your life for? Could it be something that …

109 - Running Therapy with William Pullen - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 29th, 2018

37:38

Don't bail if you don't run. Everything that William talks about you can also do while walking. This episode is about how issues such as depression can be treated with movement. Check out Wiliam's TEDx talk here: 

108 - Humility is not what you think it is - The Positive Psychology Podcast

October 14th, 2018

22:09

Turns out the way psychologists define humility differs from what the dictionary teaches you. Listen in to hear what humility is, what it's not, why …

107 - The Happy Startup School with Carlos Saba - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 16th, 2018

46:44

Can we teach businesses to put happiness and meaning at the core of what they do? Today our guest is Carlos Saba, founder of the Happy Startup …

106 - Write yourself Happy with Megan C. Hayes - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 24th, 2018

39:05

Writing is one the most powerful and yet under-appreciated positive interventions that exist. Today I talk to Dr. Megan C. Hayes about making a mess, …

105 - The Plurality of Happiness - The Positive Podcast

June 17th, 2018

36:45

Happiness is not one thing. It contains multitudes and this episode is about pointing out various sources of happiness.

If you have an Amazon Alexa …

104 - The Happiness Smorgasbord with Susanna Halonen - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 31st, 2018

48:58

Susanna Halonen returns to the podcast with this conversation which is a meandering happiness buffet with lots of different bits to choose from.

  • The …

103 - Parapsychology with Jeffrey Mishlove - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 29th, 2018

52:28

Parapsychology investigates some pretty incredible phenomena including extra-sensory perception, telekinesis and even reincarnation. Jeffrey Mishlove …

102 - The Art of Fully Living with Tal Gur - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 2nd, 2018

28:21

We talk a lot about the things that make us happy and are supposed to change our life. Some of us try out a bit of advice here and there but most of …

101 - Virtual Reality Assessments - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 11th, 2018

36:19

This episode is mostly for professionals and students in positive psychology, HR or management. We can produce the best research in the world but if …

100 - 7 Fundamentals - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 21st, 2018

47:41

Certain ideas keep coming up again and again, no matter what topic we cover in the podcast. These seven concepts let you take a step back and focus on the meta ideas which help you leverage whatever kind of personal …

099 - The Upside of your Stress - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 5th, 2017

26:33

Kelly McGonigal's book the Upside of your Stress challenges everything we believe to know about stress. We discuss how previous research has been misunderstood, some surprising truths about stress and how we can develop …

098 - Good Violations - The Positive Psychology Podcast

October 21st, 2017

51:35

This ain't no typo. There are some violations that we tremendously enjoy. Don't worry it's not as dangerous as it sounds. Listen in to learn more …

097 - Yoga for Every Body with Jessamyn Stanley - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 16th, 2017

39:19

Imagine yoga for a second: was it a white, slender and well-off hetero-sexual woman? Well what about tattooed, black, fat and queer folks? Is it not …

096 - Strengths-Based Parenting with Lea Waters - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 25th, 2017

48:32

Parents and non-parents want to know how to see and grow the best in the (young) people around them. Lea Waters is here to talk about how to turn on the Strengths Switch, how our own challenges shape how we see our …

095 - Emotion Differentiation (Hermione Granger is really good at this) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 6th, 2017

26:59

Emotion differentiation is a the closest thing to a psychological superpower. Having it gives you all kinds of benefits and protection while the …

094 - Conscious Communication with Mary Shores - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 8th, 2017

47:03

Today Mary Shores, CEO and author, will join us to talk about

  • Why even a debt collection agency can bring positive change to the world
  • How one …

006 - Shorts: Journalist Stalker - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 27th, 2017

13:20

  • Internalizations
  • The Pressure of Balance
  • Unlimited Good versus Winner-takes-it-All
  • Why Self-Compassion is your Foundation

005 - Shorts: Reverse Batman - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 20th, 2017

27:53

  • Acceptance versus resignation
  • Sailboat metaphor
  • Is only the best good enough for you?
  • The Full Monty or Nothing
  • Corporate Disillusionment
  • Gaming …

093 - Bubbly is not Self-Love with Dani DiPirro - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 18th, 2017

40:43

Dani DiPirro is the creator of Positively Present . We talk self-love (it's not just self-care!), facing and working on our fears and when it's time to seek professional guidance. 

004 - Shorts: Personality Test Deep Dive & Good Viruses

June 13th, 2017

37:23

  • Collateral Benefits
  • A Co-Worker Chooses
  • Looking Back at Anger
  • Don't Pay it Back
  • When it's out of your Hands
  • Leave your Ego Alone
  • Please forget the …

003 - Shorties: Don't Barf on Whales, Stop Doormatting it & I Accidentally Insult a Kind Man

June 6th, 2017

23:36

 

  • How you behave while you wait
  • Strengthsspotting
  • The Happiness Formula in your daily life
  • Sacrifice no more

http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

092 - The Heart of a Seeker - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 4th, 2017

28:40

So you've lost your religion. Or you always thought it was stupid to begin with. Maybe you are religious but are not quite satisfied. Today we look at this idea that we can find spirituality in sometimes unexpected …

002 - Shorts: Who needs Monks? Gratitude Ninjas & Clairvoyance - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 28th, 2017

31:11

Short, bite-sized, breathless and birdsong-filled reflections on how to live a good life:

  • Emotion Thermometers
  • How feelings over logic saved a life

001 - Positive Psychology Shorties - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 24th, 2017

21:40

Introducing real-life bite-sized positive psychology goodness. For a while I have been thinking how I could use more real life examples to illustrate …

Facebook Forum is Live & New Micro-episodes on Anchor.fm

May 21st, 2017

7:28

Okay right now it's just me and my mother so come one over and be one of the cool people who joined from the very beginning. I want us to get to know …

091 - What you Want, What you Say & What you Signal - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 11th, 2017

36:35

At work, as parents and in our relationships we say that we want one thing but then we behave to encourage something completely different. If our words and behaviours do not line up we will experience a lot of …

Get Started now with the first 3 Days

May 1st, 2017

30:36

Maybe you don't need the tactics and motivation shared in this excerpt but chances are you know someone who would be grateful for a little bit more …

090 - Technology: Yay or Ney with Jason Feifer - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 14th, 2017

28:55

Did technology make relationships better (hello Skype) or does it make us lonely? Today we talk to Jason Feifer, host of the thought-provoking …

089 - What Harry Potter can teach you about Spirituality with Vanessa Zoltan - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 25th, 2017

38:03

If you love Harry Potter you are probably excited by the title but if you are not hold your horses and give our insightful guest Vanessa Zoltan a …

088 - I am not Judging you, but - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 11th, 2017

27:38

From the distinctly unsexy depths of logic and classical psychology comes an episode on how to not be like your enemies: judgmental, illogical and …

087 - Positive Risk with Suzy Madge - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 26th, 2017

1:06:34

We are both terrified and fascinated with risk. Today we talk to adventurer-badass Suzy Madge who researched positive risk in ski-mountaineers but also drops out of helicopters to ski remote mountains in places like …

086 - Crash Burn Thrive with Doug Behrendt - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 12th, 2017

39:00

Here comes the second installment on depression where Doug Behrendt tells us about his experience with suicidal depression and how he fought his way back into life, one habit at a time. Hear what Doug a former …

085 - Rethinking Politics - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 1st, 2017

53:50

These are politically tumultuous times. In this episode we discuss some "necessary disillusionments" that we have to overcome in ourselves, stories …

084 - Good Consumerism - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 8th, 2017

30:10

Consumerism has a lot of downsides but what if rather than giving up hope we look at how to make it better? For that to happen we need to become aware of our relationship with materialism, limiting beliefs we have even …

083 - Magic with Steven Bagienski - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 2nd, 2017

17:31

Steven talks to us about how magic impacts well-being and what we can do to get some of that threefold goodness into our own lives.

If you wait for …

082 - The Election according to Rosie : from Darkness to Fuel - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 21st, 2016

1:17:19

Rosie from Illinois bravely confronts the shock, confusion and disillusion following the election of Donald Trump. She sits with discomfort, …

081 - Election Shock - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 12th, 2016

43:35

To those of you who are terrified and not entirely sure what to do next: here are some thoughts to comfort but hopefully also inspire you to see this …

080 - 100 Dates with Fear with Michelle Poler - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 5th, 2016

39:24

Let others punch fear in the face. Michelle Poler instinctively knew that she would need some oysters, a bikini and a time-machine to confront her …

079 - Depression: A Personal Perspective - The Positive Psychology Podcast

October 16th, 2016

35:35

Deirdre a listener from beautiful Cape Town asked me a few questions about my personal journey with depression and I decided to answer her questions …

078 - Money Mindset with Matt Bodnar - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 22nd, 2016

52:44

Today investor and fellow podcaster Matt Bodnar joins us to discuss money but we end up covering:

  • Decision-making
  • Blocking and tackling
  • Financial …

077 - The Psychology of Running - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 4th, 2016

39:08

No this is not an "exercise is good for you" episode. It's also not about how running affects you psychologically. This is really about taking the …

076 - Coaching with Christian van Nieuwerburgh - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 21st, 2016

43:26

Why is coaching so popular and will it remain that way when the robots come? Today Christian van Nieuwerburgh, Associate Professor of Coaching at …

Brainwash Special

August 13th, 2016

10:07

I have never been more terrified of releasing an episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. It's the closest thing to taking off my clothes and …

075 - Reflections on Passion - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 7th, 2016

11:29

Translating psychological concepts into daily life is not easy. So in this new reflection episode I look back on the concepts my friend Susanna …

074 - Grit: the not so secret Secret of Success - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 1st, 2016

17:53

Originally I was reluctant to dig into grit: it just sounded like one of these many killjoy concepts that make us into the perfect corporate consumer …

073 - Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 17th, 2016

32:37

Did you know that you are a broadcaster and have a lots of influence over the people in your life? Former CBS news anchor turned Positive …

072 - Managing Happiness: tools and links - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 12th, 2016

31:28

If you take your well-being seriously you have to prioritize and manage it. Today I will share how I do this focusing mainly on the tools I use, …

071 - How to be Miserable with Randy Paterson - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 22nd, 2016

39:30

In our pursuit of happiness it is easy to become myopic. Why not freshen things up by trying, just for the length of this episode, to achieve utter …

070 - The Story of your Life - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 5th, 2016

25:44

Dan McAdams' work has illuminated how stories shape our identity. Today we dissect the elements of story to unearth the narrative we tell ourselves. Furthermore we will look at a life-stage model and how reaching or …

069 - Happiness after Loss with Maria Sirois - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 19th, 2016

45:10

Maria Sirois from episode 21 on authenticity returns to the Positive Psychology Podcast to talk about happiness after loss. Maria has written

A …

068 - Minimalism - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 5th, 2016

12:12

Today we will talk about the philosophy of minimalism. It's not (yet) rooted in psychological evidence but based on what we know about what makes …

067 - Habits - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 20th, 2016

21:01

We will talk about the anatomy of habits, discuss BJ Fogg's work on tiny habits and then address some things which make successful habit …

066 - Comfort & Convenience - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 5th, 2016

34:38
Comfort and convenience
  • We seek comfort through convenience.
  • The time that convenience was designed to create for more important things is often …

065 - Acting as if... to Grow with Shannon Polly - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 14th, 2016

34:01

One of the most interesting ways to implement positive psychology is by using techniques from the arts. You don't have to be a liberal arts college …

064 - Positive Psychology for Women with Niyc Pidgeon - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 6th, 2016

27:26

Episode 10 was for the guys, this one is for the ladies. Niyc Pidgeon, a positive psychologist who works mainly with female entrepreneurs and I …

063 - Shame and Conformity - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 21st, 2016

30:50

Elaine, a listener of the podcast, wrote in and suggested that I cover shame from the perspective of positive psychology. We will look at the work of …

062 - The Need for Speed - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 9th, 2016

26:53

What do we sacrifice on the altar of speed and instant everything? Why is the imperative for speed bad for you and what can we do about it? We will talk about some of the surprising benefits that patience has on our …

Top 10 Episodes of 2015 - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 27th, 2015

16:41

If you are new to the Positive Psychology Podcast (or a bit behind) and you are a bit lost why not check out the top 10 of 2015?

061 - Self-Compassion - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 20th, 2015

20:45

Who doesn't want more happiness, optimism and balance in their life? Self-compassion, championed by Dr. Kristin Neff, is one of those things that almost nobody has enough of. We are very self-critical because we're …

060 - You are Rich in Resources - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 12th, 2015

25:51

Thanksgiving is over but regardless of the time of the year it's really helpful to be conscious of all the resources that are at our disposal. It …

059 - Change the Conversation with Erica Virvo - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 26th, 2015

33:06

The holiday season has kicked off and people all around the world are wondering what to do about 'negative' family members. Waiting them to change …

058 - Why you Should go to Sleep now - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 7th, 2015

18:48

Dr. Richard Wiseman is on a mission to make people go to sleep more often and more deeply. You will hear what happens we we sleep, what happens when we don't sleep enough, the benefits of sleeping, how to fall asleep …

057 - Authentic Leadership - The Positive Psychology Podcast

October 25th, 2015

24:29

Today we look at authentic leadership and why it's important for anyone, regardless of whether you have a formal leadership position or not. We will examine the benefits of authentic leadership, the qualities these …

056 - Travel to gain Depth with Nathaniel Boyle - The Positive Psychology Podcast

October 9th, 2015

31:12

While science is at the heart of positive psychology we sometimes need role models to understand how concepts like curiosity or growing beyond our …

055 - Willpower - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 21st, 2015

29:57

Willpower is essential to to reach our goals. Yet as Kelly McGonigal points out in her book The Willpower Instinct common ideas about willpower are often wrong. In this  episode we look at these misconceptions and how …

054 - Love with Nate Bagley - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 8th, 2015

29:14

What can I do right in love? That's the question Nate Bagley asked himself before he embarked on the Loveumentary project, where he has interviewed over 70 couples who are in functioning relationships. We talk about …

053 - Flow - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 30th, 2015

14:33

In this short episode we look at what flow is and how you can cultivate it. Like last week's episode on mindfulness this is also about the quality of …

052 - Mindfulness - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 23rd, 2015

33:51

Mindfulness is not just for vegan yoga practitioners or new agey types: CEOs do it (so if they have time you probably do too) as well and many …

051 - Death: A Personal Story - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 16th, 2015

26:17

Positive Psychology is not just interested in happy clappy topics - it's also interested in how we can deal with difficult situations. In this …

050 - Changing Inner Dialogue: Coaching Call - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 9th, 2015

47:58

Negative thinking happens in the heat of the moment. How can we change that and what are concrete ways to change the inner dialogue? This is an …

049 - Pimp your Language Learning - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 4th, 2015

38:05

Did you always want to study a foreign language but got discouraged or never even started? Or are you an expat who wants to connect with the locals but struggle? This is a passionate pep talk peppered with positive …

048 - Positive Therapy with Dan Tomasulo - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 24th, 2015

45:59

Therapy with a positive twist: how does it work? How can we bring people to experience powerful breakthroughs and get them out of their heads? What's …

047 - Empathy - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 19th, 2015

19:25

What is empathy, what do we know about it and how do we increase it?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

046 - Individualism vs. Collectivism - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 16th, 2015

18:00

You will have an opportunity to think about how individualistic you are and which things you prefer to do by yourself.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

045 - Values - The Positive Psychology Podcast

July 4th, 2015

25:53

People like to talk about values but what are they exactly? And how can something so abstract actually be helpful in our messy daily life?

For more …

044 - Positive Institutions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 27th, 2015

26:54

What is a positive institution? What sets a good company or school apart from regular institutions? What can you contribute to make the institutions …

043 - Travel as a Gateway to Flourishing - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 20th, 2015

31:18

Travel is a wonderful way to achieve personal growth. How does it relate to psychological well-being? How does travel allow us to explore and live …

042 - Why Disability Affects us All - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 13th, 2015

51:12

Making positive psychology inclusive is not just a topic that is important for people with disabilities but all of us. Michael Wehmeyer talks about …

041 - Strong Mindfulness with Ryan Niemiec - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 7th, 2015

30:33

Ryan Niemiec returns to discuss what mindfulness is, what the benefits are and how we can personalize the practice by tapping into our strengths.

For …

040 - Emotional Intelligence - The Positive Psychology Podcast

June 2nd, 2015

22:24

Emotional intelligence is made up of different skills. We will look at the different skills and how to cultivate them. We will also learn why …

039 - Writing to Deal with Pain - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 25th, 2015

30:40

Writing can help us deal with trauma and the negative effects of inhibiting things and keeping secrets. We will explore how writing can be a great coping mechanism. Furthermore examples are given of how writing …

038 - Mindset - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 17th, 2015

15:21

A fixed mindset might be what's standing in your way. Learn what a growth mindset is and how to acquire it.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

037 - How the News Impacts your Happiness - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 12th, 2015

26:42

Constructive journalism is about news that is not junk food to your mind. Based on the work of Cathrine Glydensted we explore what constructive journalism is, how you are impacted by the news and what you can watch out …

036 - High Quality Relationships - The Positive Psychology Podcast

May 3rd, 2015

11:12

What are high-quality connections? What do they feel like and what benefits do they have? What different lenses exist to make sense of our relationships?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

035 - Resilience (you like bamboo) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 26th, 2015

24:10

Based on the work of Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté we will explore the ABC of resilience, thinking traps and how to question them and icebergs.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

034 - Transcendent Behaviour (Science Speak for Being Awesome) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 21st, 2015

23:25

Quite a mouthful: what the heck is transcendent behaviour? What happens if we behave that way and what makes us more likely to behave in a …

033 - Creativity - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 13th, 2015

34:02

Based on the work of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi we will explore the creative personality, conditions that enable creativity and the creative process.

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

032 - Rethinking the Body - The Positive Psychology Podcast

April 4th, 2015

22:13

What kind of questions does positive psychology ask about the body? How can you increase your awareness of your own body? Is self-image just about …

031- Self-Worth: Am I Good Enough? - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 29th, 2015

30:03

What contributes to feelings of self-worth? What is self-esteem and self-efficacy and how can you get more of it?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com/listen

030 - Appreciation of Beauty with Rhett Diessner - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 21st, 2015

29:37

What is beauty? What does biology have to do with it? Of what use is the ability to appreciate beauty in our world? And what about shallow beauty?

029 - Personal Spirituality (Part 2) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 15th, 2015

23:37

Why bother developing a personal spirituality? How can we engage in personal spirituality?

For more episodes check out http://strengthsphoenix.com

028 - Spirituality (Part 1) - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 8th, 2015

22:39

What is spirituality, what are its benefits and what is sacred? In this first part we look at what positive psychology knows and doesn't know about …

027 - Walking the Talk - The Positive Psychology Podcast

March 1st, 2015

19:16

Positive psychology has to be highly practical to be of use. So in this episode I share how I implement positive psychology into daily routines and …

026 - Happiness Habits with Braco Pobric - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 21st, 2015

38:17

How can we make good habits and break the bad ones? Braco Pobric tells us a couple of happiness secrets and relates them to real-life experience.

025 - You are aging right now with Piers Worth - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 15th, 2015

25:36

Positive aging is usually not a topic we care about when we are young. However during this talk with Piers Worth it turns out that what determines positive aging are things that happen often way earlier than we might …

024 - Strengths at the Workplace with Michelle McQuaid - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 8th, 2015

30:01

The proof is in the pudding. So how can we use our strengths and the principles of positive psychology at work? Michelle McQuaid talks to us about …

023 - Courage - The Positive Psychology Podcast

February 1st, 2015

24:16

What is courage? What different kinds of courage exist and how can courage be cultivated?

022 - Hope with Shane Lopez - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 24th, 2015

30:38

What is hope and why would companies be wise to cultivate it? How do we increase our hope and what can be done to teach kids at school?

021 - Authenticity: the Art of Being Yourself - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 17th, 2015

34:54

'Be yourself' is the kind of advice we hear all the time. But how do you do that? Dr. Maria Sirois talks to us about what authenticity is, what the benefits and dangers are and how we can get started on our journey to a …

020 - Terrorism through the Lens of Transformative Action - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 11th, 2015

23:00

How can decade-old problems and truly challenging issues be solved? By looking at conflicts which were resolved peacefully the principles of …

019 - Are you psychologically healthy? - The Positive Psychology Podcast

January 2nd, 2015

11:50

Back to the basics. What is psychological well-being really and how do you know that you are mentally healthy?

018 - Your Year Recap using a GREAT DREAM - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 28th, 2014

18:01

Before you rush off making new resolutions here are a couple of questions to help you remember 2014 from a positive psychology perspective.

017 - Savouring: the ability to notice and appreciate - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 21st, 2014

23:04

Savouring is the ability to notice and appreciate past, present and future experiences. Savouring has been shown to make us happier so we will look at savouring exercises and talk about how you can apply them to enjoy …

016 - Forgiveness - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 14th, 2014

24:07

We will talk about what forgiveness is, what the benefits are, the steps which different forgiveness programs have in common and some questions you can ask yourself if you are struggling to forgive someone.

015 - Meaning - The Positive Psychology Podcast

December 7th, 2014

16:04

What is meaning and why is it important? What are the benefits of having a purpose and where does suffering fit in? What can you do when you want to explore meaning in your own life?

014 - Positive Money - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 30th, 2014

22:10

How can you spend your money in ways that make you happier? Right in time for Christmas shopping we discuss five principles which help spending your money in a way that makes you and the people around you happier.

013 - Can Happiness Levels change? - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 23rd, 2014

25:15

What beliefs stand in our way to change? How does change happen in our brain? Is happiness fixed and what influence do genes have? What can we do with all this information?

012 - Backstage Positive Psychology with Aaron Jarden - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 15th, 2014

25:42

This episode is for the geeks, those interested in where Positive Psychology is headed and the fans of Aaron Jarden. We discuss the importance and …

011 - Play and Humour with Therese Joyce - The Positive Psychology Podcast

November 8th, 2014

27:26

Therese Joyce will explain why play and humour is much more serious and important than you think.

010 - The Positive Psychology Podcast - Critical Positive Masculinity with Tim Lomas

November 2nd, 2014

20:36

Do we have to get away from traditional stereotypes of what it means to be a man? Is getting in touch with emotions only for women? Dr. Tim Lomas …

009 - The Positive Psychology Podcast - Optimism

October 26th, 2014

40:11

Think of optimism as the climate in your brain: is the weather generally good or would you prefer better weather? What is optimism, how does it …

008 - The Positive Psychology Podcast - Passion with Susanna Halonen

October 12th, 2014

33:52

Learn why the search for passion is over. Susanna explains the 5 components of a passionate life.

007 - The Positive Psychology Podcast - Zurich Film Festival Special

October 9th, 2014

24:07

In the last episode Ryan Niemiec mentioned how movies can help us develop our character strengths. This week we will talk about how seeing 14 movies in 8 days gave me ample opportunity not just to watch out for …

006 - Ryan Niemiec on Strengths - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 28th, 2014

19:12

Ryan Niemiec will be our guest in this episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast. He is a psychologist, coach and author who works on advancing the …

005 - Acacia Parks on Positive Interventions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 21st, 2014

53:23

Acacia Parks discusses positive interventions. What are they? What works best and what can go wrong? How are positive interventions brought to the …

004 - Lea Waters on Positive Education - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 16th, 2014

27:14

Lea Waters, a positive education expert from the University of Melbourne will talk about why positive education is important, how wellbeing and performance are linked and what teachers interested in positive education …

003 - Positive Emotions - The Positive Psychology Podcast

September 7th, 2014

19:40

 Today we are going to talk about positive emotions. We will cover

  • why one big misunderstanding makes people question the legitimacy of positive …

002 - Strengths - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 23rd, 2014

32:30

What are character strengths? Why should you use them? How can you identify them? How can you get going today?

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001- Introduction - The Positive Psychology Podcast

August 10th, 2014

19:36

Welcome to the first episode of the Positive Psychology Podcast - Bringing the Science of the Good Life to your Earbuds. In this episode we talk …

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