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Videos on Optimism

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 

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Articles:

 

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

 

Books:

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.

 

TedTalks:

 

Shawn Achor on Happiness (12:20 mins.)

 

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

 

Audio:

 

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

https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu

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