Society for Affective Science to Host Third Annual Conference
Registration is now open for The Society for Affective Science’s third annual conference, to be held March 17–19, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Discount pricing is available for those who
Tips for Keeping That Post-Vacation Feeling
The New York Times: A colleague recently returned from a trip to Europe with that unmistakable just-back-from-vacation glow. Striving to hold on to it for as long as possible, she deployed various strategies including placing
Positive thinking isn’t all-powerful. Penalty for failure may help more in reaching goals.
The Washington Post: It’s that time of year when New Year’s resolutions begin to fade, and even the best-laid plans can become sidetracked as life gets busy. But as psychologists and behavioral economists have found
Positive thinking? It’s not enough to reach your goals
USA Today: “Dream it. Wish it. Do it” is a popular T-shirt slogan. It is not a very good way to change your life – as countless people who made New Year’s resolutions to lose
Trying to Cure Depression, but Inspiring Torture
The New Yorker: In May, 2002, Martin Seligman, the Director of the Positive Psychology Center, at the University of Pennsylvania, was giving a lecture at the San Diego Naval Base. It had been sponsored by
The World Is Not Falling Apart
Slate: It’s a good time to be a pessimist. ISIS, Crimea, Donetsk, Gaza, Burma, Ebola, school shootings, campus rapes, wife-beating athletes, lethal cops—who can avoid the feeling that things fall apart, the center cannot hold?