World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more
vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You ll discover:
What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective
The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity
Why positivity is more important than happiness
How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives
The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point
That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them
How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, and improve it
With Positivity, you ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
BARBARA L. FREDRICKSON, PH.D., is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and principal investigator of the Positive Emotion and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. From the Hardcover edition.
"Written by one of the most influential contributors to this new perspective in science, Positivity provides a wonderful synthesis of what positive psychology has accomplished in the first decade of its existence. It is full of deep insights about human behavior as well as useful suggestions for how to apply them in everyday life."
—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., author of Flow
"Positivity is literally the feel-good book of the year, providing a scientifically sound prescription for joy, health, and creativity. Read one to two chapters daily as needed or until grumpiness subsides."
—Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Stumbling on Happiness