MPPW57: Shane Lopez

Today’s Guest: For me, one of the most magical moments of this year’s World Congress on Positive Psychology was the chance to honor, savor, and build upon the research of Dr. Shane Lopez. I first met Shane at a World Congress years ago, and he was generous enough to allow me to interview him on…

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MPPW56: Richard Ryan

Today’s Guest: Richard Ryan is a professor at the Institute for Positive Psychology in Education at the Australian Catholic University. He is also a research professor of Psychology at the University of Rochester in New York. Rich is a clinical psychologist and co-developer of self-determination theory, one of the leading theories of human motivation. With…

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MPPW55: Kristin Neff

Today’s Guest: Kristin Neff is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, she’s the author of the book, Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself…

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MPPW54: Duncan Young

Today’s Guest: Duncan Young is the head of Workplace Health and Wellbeing at Lend Lease and is a passionate advocate for the positive impact of workplaces on our health.   In this conversation, you will hear Duncan talk about the wellbeing program he runs with leaders around the world using wearable devices to help them…

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MPPW53: Dr. Alia Crum

Today’s Guest: Dr. Alia Crum is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her award-winning research focuses on how changes in our subjective mindsets can alter our objective reality through behavioral, psychological, and physiological mechanisms. She is an organizational training and consultant on mindset change and stress management. A mindset is a lens through…

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MPPW052: Barry Schwartz

Today’s Guest: Barry Schwartz is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College and a visiting professor at the Haas School of Business at Berkeley. Barry spent 40 years thinking and writing about the interaction between economics and morality. He has written several best-selling books, including The Paradox of Choice and Why We Work. Barry’s…

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MPPW51: Emily Esfahani Smith

Today’s Guest: Emily Esfahani Smith is a graduate of Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania, where she now serves as an instructor.  Emily draws on psychology, philosophy, and literature to research and writes about the human experience.  She is the author of the best-selling book, The Power of Meaning: Crafting…

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MPPW50: Paige Williams

Today’s Guest: Paige Williams is a Positive Change Solutionary who uses the science of wellbeing to create sustainable positive change within individuals and organizations.  She is a lecturer with The Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. In this conversation, you will hear Paige share her research on how an Inside-Out-Outside-In approach to improving…

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MPPW49: Christine Porath

Today’s Guest: Christine Porath is an associate professor at the School of Business at Georgetown University.  Christine’s research focuses on leadership, organizational culture, the effects of bad behavior in workplaces, and how organizations can create a more positive environment where people can thrive. She recently released a new book, Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the…

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