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POSITIVE Psychology For your career and daily routines
Positive Psychology 1504 at Harvard. Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, Educator and Author in the Areas of Positive Psychology and Leadership
by Jinwen Ye
Move Your Life to A Better One
Action for Change
Feel like you are always studying/working and yet, lost with respect to career/direction?
check if you have these 3 ingredients in your timetable
What's the research say?
a Study done by 2 MIT professors
David Foster and Matthew Wilson
"Rats who can take a rest"
"Rats who run the maze nonstop"
Researchers scanned all rats' brains. They found that rats who rested learned more than rats who ran the maze nonstop.
Two groups of rats ran through the maze.
Life Does Not Have To Be - And Should Not Be - A 'Rat Race.'
it applies to human beings as well.
behavioral change
emotional change
cognitive change
If you want to maximize the benefits learning can bring us, it is better to                                               about what you can change in your daily life .
take a rest to reflect
Harvard   MBA  class of 1973
All of them were financially successful and influenced organizations and communities in extraordinary ways.
One Small Successful group
A 20 years longitudinal study conducted by Dr. John Kotter
One small group...
What distinguished this small group from others?
They asked a lot of questions, and they were self confident
Be a better one!
life is a process of improvement
Learning requires studying/working, reflecting, believing in yourself, listening to others, and being open to transforming your thoughts and actions.
1. 30 mins studying/ working
Think about:
2. 5 mins break
What cognitive change can you make? What behavioral change can you make ? What emotional change can you make ?
Ben-Shahar, T. Positive Psychology 1504. Foster, D. J., & Wilson, M. A. (2006). Reverse replay of behavioural sequences in hippocampal place cells during the awake state. Nature, 440, 680-683. doi:10.1038/nature04587 Kotter, J. P. (1995). The New Rules: How To Succeed in Today's Post-Corporate World. New York, NY: Free Press
A Few Good Positive PsychologyReads
Ben-Shahar, T. (2009). The pursuit of perfect: how to stop chasing perfection and start living a richer, happier life. McGraw Hill Professional. Diener, E., Oishi, S., & Lucas, R. E. (2009). 17 Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction. Oxford handbook of positive psychology, 187. Peterson, C. (2012). Pursuing the good life: 100 reflections on positive psychology. Oxford University Press. Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A classification and handbook. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Snyder, C. R. (2010). Positive psychology: The scientific and practical explorations of human strengths. Sage Publications.