Nov 10
Positive Education: Making a Successful School

Last month a Positive Education Summit took place in the UK, led by Professor Martin Seligman and sponsored by Wellington College, one of the top public schools and, under the leadership of Dr Anthony Seldon, probably the longest-standing exponent of applying positive psychology in schools anywhere in the world. The Positive Education Summit was attended […]

Apr 24
Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide in the news

Journalist Charlotte Shepherd has written a fabulous piece about my new book, Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide, in the Wiltshire & Gloucestershire Standard this week. …

Mar 21
7 Highly Effective Habits of Happy People

New for 2012! …

Feb 27
Praise for ‘Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide’

I’m delighted to tell you that my new book Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide (Icon Books, 2012) has received endorsements from several academics and professional coach/trainers this month, including the following: “Excellent – I couldn’t put it down … covers all the essential elements of positive psychology in practice, striking an excellent balance between […]

Dec 19
Positive Psychology: Fit for Purpose?

Do Positive Interventions Ever Backfire? A few weeks ago someone started an interesting discussion on the ‘Friends of Positive Psychology’ Listserv by asking if using a gratitude activity had ever backfired. The question may have been prompted by a recently published study by Susan Sergeant and Myriam Mongrain in which a gratitude exercise not only […]

Sep 27
Positive Psychology Warts ‘n’ All: Book Review

Unusually for me, my posting for Positive Psychology News this month is a book review, Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell’s Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications. Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s a textbook, in short it’s a highly enjoyable, educational, and engaging read, well worth the £18-£20 it’s currently selling for […]

Jul 12
Open Source Positive Psychology Journal

I’ve just heard that Aaron Jarden, lecturer in psychology at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and  president of the New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology is about to launch an open source journal for the study of well-being. According to the website, the International Journal of Well-being is a “blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes […]