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Are You Riding The Third Wave of Positive Psychology?

Podcast with Tim Lomas

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Today we’re talking to Doctor Tim Lomas, a Senior Lecturer in Positive Psychology at the University of East London. Tim completed his Ph.D. with a thesis focusing on the impact of meditation on men’s health. And, since then, Tim has published over 70 papers and 11 books relating to wellbeing, linguistics, mindfulness, Buddhism, gender, art, cross-cul- cultural inquiry. His work has been featured in articles in prominent publications, like Time and The New Yorker.

In this week’s episode, we explore the third wave of positive psychology recently published in the Journal of Positive Psychology and what leaders can be saying and doing to help team members navigate the complexity of our time.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:21] – Tim explains the wave metaphor by sharing his views of the first wave when positive psychology was formalized as a field.
  • [03:09] – Tim explains the second wave.
  • [06:11] – Tim explains the third wave.
  • [09:25] – Tim explains what teams can be thinking about in riding the third wave.
  • [13:54] – Tim shares how his research on language fits into this third wave.
  • [15:49] – Tim shares how paying attention to words is important for cross-functional and global teams.
  • [17:59] – Tim takes on the lightning round.

Thanks for listening!

Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Tim!

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