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Professor Martin Seligman

Co-founder and undisputed intellectual leader of the Positive Psychology movement. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association and author of several internationally acclaimed books including Authentic HappinessLearned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
If someone sitting beside you on a plane asked you about Positive Psychology,

 

Is Positive Psychology about happiness?

 

 

David Cooperrider

David Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, and Faculty Director at the Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefitat Case. In Organizational development (OD), David Cooperrider developed the methodology for organizational renewal known as Appreciative Inquiry. 

This is a link to a talk he has given for other organisations.
Link to lecture on 'Change leadership'
Time 1'37 Mins

 

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Croatian-born American psychology professor at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. He is the author of many books and over 120 articles or book chapters. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association, described Csikszentmihalyi as the world's leading researcher on positive psychology 

This is the talk he has given for another organisation.
Link to lecture on 'Creativity, fulfillment and flow'

 

 

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His research examines the emotional basis of morality and the ways that morality varies across cultures, including the cultures of liberals and conservatives. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom. 

This is a talk he has given for another organisation.
Link to lecture on 'Five foundations of morality'
Time 36'00 Mins)

 

 

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is a Croatian-born American psychology professor at Claremont Graduate University in California. He is best known as the architect of the notion of flow and for his years of research and writing on the topic. He is the author of many books and over 120 articles or book chapters. Martin Seligman, former president of the American Psychological Association, described Csikszentmihalyi as the world's leading researcher on positive psychology 

This is the talk he has given for another organisation.
Link to lecture on 'The Flow of Goodness'
Time 7'10 Mins 


 

 

Dr Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer at Harvard University. He currently teaches the largest course at Harvard on 'Positive Psychology' and the third largest on 'The Psychology of Leadership'-with a total of over 1,400 students. 
Links to 23 lectures from Tal's Positive Psychology course at Harvard University

 

 

Professor Martin Seligman

Co-founder and undisputed intellectual leader of the Positive Psychology movement. Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, past president of the American Psychological Association and author of several internationally acclaimed books including Authentic HappinessLearned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.
What are the historical roots of Positive Psychology?

 

What do you think that policy makers could do to improve happiness?

 

Who are the key figures in more modern times?

 

 
 
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