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Dr. Peggy Kern on Can You Measure Wellbeing?

Can You Measure Wellbeing?

Podcast with Dr. Peggy Kern

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

On this episode, I am joined by Dr. Peggy Kern, a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education in the Center for Positive Psychology.  In this conversation, you’ll hear Peggy talk her latest research about ways to improve our wellbeing, a new measure she has co-created to make monitoring our wellbeing at work easier and the role habits play in helping us to flourish more consistently.  Peggy also shares her thoughts on why critics of positive psychology are important for the fields growth and why positive psychology research will never be proven.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [01:40] – Peggy talks about her latest research findings on ways to improve our wellbeing.
  • [03:29] – Peggy shares her thoughts on why these maintaining wellbeing is harder than the research suggests.
  • [05:20] – Peggy explains why habits may be the key to consistently flourishing.
  • [08:58] – Peggy introduce the PERMAH Profiler for Workplaces to measure wellbeing.  
  • [11:27] – Peggy talks about the challenges that positive psychology researchers and practitioners experience.
  • [15:06] – Peggy gives her thoughts why positive psychology research will never be proven.
  • [19:24] – Peggy explains why she believes critics of positive psychology are essential for the field’s growth.
  • [28:32] – The Lightning Round with Peggy Kern.

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