Month: August 2012

  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

     From Wikipedia: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (born September 29, 1934, in Fiume, Italy – now Rijeka, Croatia) is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22. Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College. He is noted for […]

  • Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our own decisions?

    From Wikipedia: Dan Ariely (born April 29, 1967) is an Israeli American professor of psychology and behavioral economics. He teaches at Duke University and is the founder of The Center for Advanced Hindsight. Ariely’s talks on TED have been watched 2.8 million times. He is the author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality, both of which became New York Times best sellers. — TED bio: Despite our best efforts, bad or inexplicable […]

  • Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

    From TED bio: Why you should listen to him: Martin Seligman founded the field of positive psychology in 2000, and has devoted his career since then to furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions. It’s a fascinating field of study that had few empirical, scientific measures — traditional clinical psychology […]

  • Martin Seligman

    From Wikipedia: Born August 12, 1942 (age 69) Albany, New York Nationality American Education Ph.D. in Psychology at University of Pennsylvania Alma mater Princeton University Occupation Psychologist, educator, and author Employer University of Pennsylvania Organization Department of Psychology Title Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology Martin E. P. “Marty” Seligman (born August 12, 1942) is an American psychologist, educator, and […]