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Which Positive Psychology Interventions Work Best?

Podcast with Scott Donaldson

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Scott Donaldson is a post-doctoral scholar in evaluation, statistics, and measurement at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine Moores Cancer Centre. Scott’s research focuses on the design, measurement, and evaluation of individual workplace and community-based well-being interventions and has been published in leading journals.

In this week’s episode, we explore which positive psychology interventions have been found to be the most effective in workplaces, and why.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:15] Scott explains what Dr Seligman’s PERMA theory of wellbeing suggests about caring for our wellbeing.
  • [06:20] Scott shares some of the recent concerns about the PERMA wellbeing theory researchers have been discussing.
  • [13:10] Scott shares the additional wellbeing factors his research has been uncovering.
  • [15:39] Scott explains the impact studies are finding workplace wellbeing can have on workplace outcomes.
  • [20:37] Scott shares how different modes of delivery positive psychology interventions have a different impact on outcomes.
  • [22:58] Scott explains what his recent meta-analysis has found were the most effective positive psychology interventions for workplaces.
  • [25:17] Scott shares what studies are finding about the impact of wellbeing on performance.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you, Scott!

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