How can human flourishing open new pathways for the future of our world? I’ll be answering this question on Wednesday, June 14th at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT in a virtual MAPP information event. Please join me there where I’ll also be presenting an overview of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at PCOM and talking about how this program can have a transformative impact on your personal, academic, and professional life. You can register here.
I recently finished a 3-part “Building Habits of Happiness” series with the 9th and 10th-grade classes at St. Joe’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. The young men who participated in this program were brimming with positive energy, supportive of each other, and willing to explore mind-body concepts in exciting new ways. Part concert, part TED talk, part workshop, we were redefining what a “school lecture” could be, moving rapidly from cheering to quiet reflection to paired discussions. Together we found a dynamic range for self-improvement, awakening our collective and individual optimism, growth potential, value-based decision-making, and positive connections. I’m so grateful … Read the Full Post »
Large language AI models like ChatGPT are capable of responding to users with accurate empathy in surprisingly conversational ways. In this Psychology Today post, I talk about burnout, the possibilities of artificial empathy, and how AI might assist clinicians in providing mental health support.
Katelyn Dory explains how PCOM’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program is training her to promote positivity and mindfulness in institutions and workplaces. She also shares how PCOM’s community and faculty promote an inclusive, supportive learning environment.
Drs. Feldstein and Glassman discussed the unique qualities of the MAPP program, the benefits of access to the Happier You program for patients in PCOM’s Healthcare Centers and the growing movement to help people understand and learn more about the power of focusing on personal strengths and the positive side of life.
Listen here: https://bit.ly/41irqFf
California cities often rank among the highest in the nation when it comes to happiness. I shared some of the research that could help explain why in an interview with reporter Gianna Melillo from The Hill. Countries like Finland and Denmark, which consistently top the World Happiness Report, offer great insight into this question. Some of the contributing systemic factors to happiness in these countries are:
- High standard of living (large middle class)
- Low crime
- Clean environment where people can easily enjoy nature
- Strong education system and universal health care
- Generous parental leave and vacation time
- High levels