Positive Psychology in a Pandemic, with Martin Seligman, PhD American Psychological Association (APA) Over the past 20 years, the field of positive psychology has grown from a fledgling idea to a worldwide movement. Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Former APA president Martin Seligman, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder of positive psychology, joins us to discuss what positive psychology has to say about flourishing in tough times, such as a pandemic.
Practicing Gratitude Mayo Clinic Health and wellness coach, Brent Larson talks about practicing gratitude. Adopting an active, daily practice of gratitude can work wonders in your life and in the lives of others around you. There are many positive benefits, ranging from freedom and happiness to faster healing, enhanced spirituality and expanded generosity. Research has shown that it can help people cope with stress and improve self-esteem and physical health, among other benefits.