Category: Talk

  • 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 […]

  • Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on flow

    TED bio: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. A leading researcher in positive psychology, he has devoted his life to studying what makes people truly happy: “When we are involved in [creativity], we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.” He is […]

  • Srikumar Rao: Plug into your hard-wired happiness

    Ted bio: Srikumar Rao was an executive at Warner Communications and McGraw-Hill before he created his celebrated MBA course, “Creativity and Personal Mastery.” The course — the only business school course that has its own alumni association — shows students how to discover their unique purpose, creativity and happiness, through group work and a philosophical perspective. […]

  • Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

    Bio from ted.com: Graham Hill (@GHill) founded the eco-blog and vlog TreeHugger.com, to help, as he says, “push sustainability into the mainstream,” with a design-forward style and an international, wide-ranging team committed to transforming complex issues into everyday concepts. It’s been called “the Green CNN.” The TreeHugger team was even asked to join the Discovery Communications […]

  • Shawn Achor @ ted.com

    ted bio: Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. He is the CEO of Good Think Inc., a Cambridge-based consulting firm which researches positive outliers — people who are well above average — […]