Report from the International Positive Psychology Association

This week I attended the International Positive Psychology Association World Congress, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  As you might imagine, it has been almost overwhelming with a variety of talks regarding the state of positive psychology today and workshops covering specific research that has been done or application of the science to a variety of domains. Here […]

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The Positive Psychology of Zombies Part 2: Hive Psychology

Recently I wrote an article on the positive psychology of zombies, and I immediately realized that I was only telling half the story.  I argued that the popularity and appeal of zombies was due to their perseverance.  Unlike other mythical horror creatures, the zombies do not have super human powers or weapons to destroy their […]

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The Positive Psychology of Zombies: The Power of Perseverance

Everybody loves zombies.  Or at least it sometimes seems that way considering the strong foothold they have taken on popular American culture.  Zombies have been a staple of popular films (Wikipedia offers a comprehensive list of them here.)  Jonathan Coulton had a great song about corporate zombies that had some viral popularity (chorus: “all we […]

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Meet the Army’s Positive Psychology Dream Team

I previously wrote about the U.S. Army’s Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program:  the army’s step towards developing a fighting force that is as psychologically strong as it is physically.  The program gets some heat from critics, for a variety of reasons, but I see it as a step towards taking better care of the men and […]

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