MPPW44: Edwin Locke

Today’s Guest: Edwin Locke is the Dean’s Professor of Motivation and Leadership Emeritus at the University of Maryland.  He has published over 300 chapters and articles in professional journals on topics such as motivation, job satisfaction, incentives and the philosophy of science.  He is internationally known for his research on goal-setting. Goals are critical in…

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MPPW43: Peggy Kern

Today’s Guest: Peggy Kern is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in the Center for Positive Psychology. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and her research addresses the question, “Who flourishes, and why?” Are we oversimplifying positive psychology?  While the field has made much progress over the last…

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MPPW42: Carol Dweck

Today’s Guest: Professor Carol Dweck is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social psychology, and developmental psychology.  She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the US Academy of Sciences and won nine lifetime achievement awards for her research.  Her work is…

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MPPW41: Dacher Keltner

Today’s Guest: Dacher Keltner is a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley.  He is also the faculty director of The Greater Good Science Center. Dacher’s research focuses on the biological and evolutionary origins of compassion, love, beauty, power, social class, and inequality. Do you run towards or away from having more power?  Often perceived as…

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MPPW40: Vanessa King

Today’s Guest: Vanessa King is a board member of Action for Happiness, which is a UK-based not-for-profit that focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience. She’s also the architect of the Ten Keys to Happier Living. She joins me on this episode to talk about her Ten Keys to Happier Living. Do…

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MPPW39: George Bonanno

Today’s Guest: On this episode of Making Positive Psychology Work, I’m joined by George Bonanno. George is a professor of clinical psychology, Director of the Lost Trauma and Emotion Lab, and Director of The Resilience Center for Veterans and Families at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College. George’s research focuses on resilience in the face of loss…

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MPPW38: Jeffrey Auerbach

Today’s Guest: Jeffrey Auerbach designs and delivers executive coaching and emotionally intelligent leadership programs.  He is the founder and President of The College of Executive Coaching, and past Vice President of the International Coach Federation Global Board of Directors. Do you encourage your clients to tap into their strengths and use them more?  But is…

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MPPW37: Angela Duckworth

Today’s Guest: Angela Duckworth is a professor at The University of Pennsylvania, and also the founder and scientific director of The Character Lab aimed at advancing the science and practice of character development.  She has advised the White House, professional sports teams and Fortune 500 CEO’s, and her first book, Grit: The Power of Passion…

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MPPW36: Martin Seligman

Today’s Guest: Professor Martin Seligman joins me on this episode of the podcast.  Regarded as one of the founding fathers of positive psychology, he  is the director of the Penn Positive Psychology Center, and the Penn Master of Applied Positive Psychology program.  He is also a leading authority and author on  resilience, learned helplessness, depression,…

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