Professor Barbara Frederickson

Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.
Her ?broaden and build theory of positive emotion? won her the first Templeton Prize for research related to Positive Psychology.
01: The Broaden and Build Theory of Positive Emotions (4'59)

02: Why Positive Emotions Matter (2'04)

03: The Required Ratios of Positive to Negative Emotions (3'00)

Dr Alex Linley

Director of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology in the UK. Web-site co-ordinator for the European Network for Positive Psychology. One of the first academic psychologists in the UK to offer courses in Positive Psychology, expert on a strengths-based approach and co-editor of Positive Psychology in Practice.
04: The History of Positive Psychology in the US, UK and Europe (7'32)

05: The Origins of Psychology?s Illness Focus in the US (6'55)

06: The Origins of Psychology?s Illness Focus in the UK (4'24)

07: Understanding Psychology?s ?Illness Ideology? (04'46)

08: Positive Psychology and How it Relates to the Modern ?Zeitgeist? (6'49)

09: US and European Approaches to Positive Psychology (4'42)

10: Positive Psychology?s Strengths-Based Approach (10'15)

Professor Howard Gardner

Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Famous for his work on multiple intelligence. Co-author (with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and William Damon) of Good Work and one of the founders of the Good Work Project.
11: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences: What it is and why it matters (07'40)

Professor Phil Hanlon

Professor of Public Health at the University of Glasgow and an advisor in health improvement to the Scottish Executive's Health Department. Board member of the Centre for Confidence and Well-Being based in Glasgow, Scotland.
12: Modernity and the Need for Epiphany (02'38)

Centre for Confidence & Well-being

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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 Happiness, Learned Optimism and The Optimistic Child.


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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.
Tal Ben-Shahar's Lecture in Dundee, January 2008
The famous Harvard lecturer, Dr Tal Ben Shahar gave a lecture in the Apex Hotel on leadership and the positive city. In it he sets out some of his basic ideas on Positive Psycholgy.