Amy Blankson

Today’s Guest: Amy Blankson is one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. Amy is the only person to be named “a point of light” by two Presidents for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. She has worked with government agencies and large companies to help foster a sense…

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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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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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MPPW48: Ellen Langer

Today’s Guest: Ellen Langer is a Harvard psychology professor and the director of the Langer Mindfulness Institute.  She has been described as “The Mother of Mindfulness” and has authored 11 books and more than 200 articles. Her work has influenced two decades of research in positive psychology.   In this conversation, you will hear Ellen…

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MPPW47: Roy Baumeister

Today’s Guest: Roy Baumeister is one of the world’s most prolific and influential psychologists. He has published well over 500 scientific articles and more than 30 books. In 2013, he received the highest award given by the Association for Psychological Science, the William James Fellow Award. He is a professor of Psychology at Florida State…

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