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 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with appointments in Psychology and the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. She received her B.A. in psychology from Carleton College and her Ph.D. from Stanford University. Fredrickson's research centers on emotions, especially positive emotions and their links to health and well-being. She has shared her research findings with scientists and students of psychology through scores of peer-reviewed journal articles and also with a general audience through her book, Positivity (2009, Crown). Her research and teaching have been recognized with several honors and awards, including the American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology, and the Society for Experimental Social Psychology's Career Trajectory Award.
"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