The Positive Psychology Leader Series features presentations, interviews and Q&A with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of positive psychology.
IPPA members are invited to participate in these live webinars, and can then enjoy unlimited online access to the videos posted in our archive below.
David J. Pollay, MAPP
Host, Positive Psychology Leader Series
David J. Pollay is committed to helping people live fulfilling lives every day at work and at home. He is the author and creator of the international blockbuster, The Law of the Garbage Truck®, now translated into twelve languages. His latest book, The 3 Promises: Find Joy Every Day. Do What You Love. Make a Difference, has been selling out across the country in stores and online.
David is a leader in the science of Positive Psychology. He has spoken to audiences around the world, and he was a featured TEDx speaker. David served as the co-founding associate executive director of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been featured on ABC, NPR, Univision, and in BusinessWeek SmallBiz Magazine, the Baltimore Sun, Business Digest, Florida’sSun Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, and media worldwide. His new book, The 3 Promises was just recommended by Live Happy Magazine.
David holds a master’s degree of applied positive psychology (M.A.P.P.) from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale University. He has held leadership positions at Yahoo!, MasterCard, Global Payments, and AIESEC. He is also a former college football running back, coming to Yale after breaking Shorewood High School’s all-time career rushing and scoring records and serving as Team Captain.
For more information, visit his website: http://www.davidpollay.com/
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Michael Steger PhD
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | 5:00 PM EDT
Meaning in Life and Work
Michael F. Steger, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, and the Founding Director of the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University. For more than 15 years, he has researched how people flourish by living a meaningful life. Dr. Steger will present his latest research on meaning – the conceptual refinement of the construct, its relationship to quality of life, and current theory, assessment, and research on meaningful work.
John Helliwell PhD
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 12:00 noon EDT
Trust and Well-being
Trust is the magic ingredient for building and maintaining a strong and flexible social fabric. The social and pro-social features of humanity are revealed by evidence that people are happier when they live in high trust environments, that they happily give up personal advantage in order to demonstrate and build trust, and that trust is facilitated by face-to-face connections and shared social identities. Trust provides a primary support for subjective well-being at the community, national and world levels. How can it be built, and how is it destroyed?
Lea Waters PhD
Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 | 5:00pm EDT
This game-changing presentation shows us the extraordinary results of focusing on our children’s strengths rather than always trying to correct their weaknesses. Most parents struggle with this shift because they suffer from a negativity bias, thanks to evolutionary development, giving them “strengths-blindness.” By showing us how to throw the “strengths switch,” Lea Waters demonstrates how we can not only help our children build resilience, optimism, and achievement but we can also help inoculate them against today’s pandemic of depression and anxiety.
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Everett Worthington, Ph.D.
Humble Leaders in Business, Religious, and Political Contexts
Felicia Huppert, Ph.D.
Mindfulness and Compassion as Foundations for Well-being
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.
Why Gratitude is Counterintuitive and Other Lessons From the Science of Thanksgiving
George Vaillant, M.D.
An Interview and Q&A with George Vaillant, M.D.
Dacher Keltner, Ph.D.
The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence
Tayyab Rashid, Ph.D.
Positive Psychotherapy: Integrating the Yin & Yang of Human Experience
Angela Duckworth, PhD
GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, an Interview and Q&A
Chiara Ruini, PhD
Clinical Applications of Positive Psychology
Barry Schwartz, PhD
Interview and Q&A about Why We Work
Barbara Fredrickson, PhD
The Role of Positive Spontaneous Thoughts in the Pursuit of Passions and Wellness Behaviors
James O. Pawelski
Defining the “Positive” in Positive Psychology
Steve Cole and Janxin Leu, HopeLab
Hans Henrik Knoop
Stephen G. Post
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Antonella Delle Fave
Martin E. P. Seligman