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Videos on Optimism
Workplace Consulting, Self Help, Life Coaching. 

What is Optimism and why should I care?  

Enormous amount of scientific research shows Optimism matters  

We all have a tendency toward pessimism.  

You can reduce pessimism.  

 Research Summaries 

Stress & Coping




Sports & Athletic Performance


Relationships & Social Support


Work Related



Achor, S. (2012) Positive Intelligence. Harvard Business Review.


Carver, C. S., & Scheier, M. F. (2014). Dispositional optimism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18(6), 293-299.


Macan, T. (2016).  Optimism and Pessimism.  Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Rasmussen, H. N., Scheier, M. F., & Greenhouse, J.B. (2009).  Optimism and Physical Health: A Meta-analytic Review. The Society of Behavioral Medicine. Published online: 27 August 2009



Achor, S. (2013).  Before Happiness.


Kramer, C. (2006). Change the Way you See Everything. 


Dweck, C. S. (2006).  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success. 


Duckworth, A. (2016).  Grit:  The Power of Passion and Perseverance.


Seligman, M. E. P. (2013).  Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being.




Shawn Achor on Happiness (12:20 mins.)


Martin Seligman on the State of Psychology (21:08 mins.)




Hobson, K.  (2017).  A Brighter Outlook Could Translate to a Better Life.  (NPR)

A Brighter Outlook Could Translate to a Longer Life (NPR)


Other Resources:


Authentic Happiness Website – University of Pennsylvania


All Optimism Research Summary References

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