Jun 26
Fun, Friends and Fulfilment

Here’s a link to my article on Positive Psychology News Daily this month, about  the benefits associated with eating together. If you’d like to comment, feel free to do that here or on the PPND website. Thanks! Image: courtesy of sunface13 …

Apr 26
Centre for Applied Positive Psychology Conference

Here’s a link to my posting to Positive Psychology News Daily this month, reviewing some of the keynotes at the recent CAPP conference at Warwick University: Well-Being and Behavioural Economics : David Willetts, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Innovations, Skills and Universities, UK Half-Life – Education for Well-being : Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, […]

Aug 31
Wealth, Happiness and Life Satisfaction

Here’s my latest article on Positive Psychology News Daily on that age-old subject of wealth and happiness. It seems to have caused a bit of a stir with some readers, judging from the number of comments (32 as of today), although maybe not for the right reasons! Never mind, I’m sure you’ll find the recent […]

Sep 10
Emotional Intelligence – Myth or Reality?

There is increasing media coverage of the government’s plans to introduce lessons in emotional intelligence (EI) in schools in England, not all of it positive. Some argue that this initiative is needed to create a healthy balance after years of focusing on targets, league tables and standardised testing brought about by the introduction of the […]

Jan 26
It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you say it: powerful vs powerless speech

Anyone who does communication or presentation skills training is probably aware of the work of Albert Mehrabian PhD on the relative importance of verbal and non-verbal messages in face-to-face communications. The ‘7-38-55’ rule is that the content of speech (the actual words used by the speaker) accounts for only about 7% of meaning. The way […]