Research: Career Successes Come in Clusters

In 1905, Albert Einstein was on a roll. Between March and June of that year—which scientists refer to as his annus mirabilis, or “miracle year”—the legendary physicist finished three different papers that would radically change how we think about space and time, and pave the way for quantum physics. “And that’s not even getting into […]

How The Toy Industry Is Teaching Innovation By Fusing Positive Psychology And Technology.

For all that we hear about technology causing greater disconnection in society today, a growing movement of “makers” is offering a different twist on this narrative, instead using technology to unite people around making the world a better place. Makers might be teachers, professionals, students, parents, DIY hobbyists or just tinkerers; whatever their professional background, makers […]

On Success and Happiness

Here is a success and happiness wisdom for you from my favorite influencer: “Don’t aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side […]

Are You Emotionally Healthy?

Possessing emotional health has nothing to do with how intelligent or attractive or rich you are. In fact it is possible that high achievers are the least likely to be emotionally healthy, of any group. Many emotionally healthy people have relatively low paid, low status jobs and focus more on their home than their work […]

Pozitif Psikoloji: Psikolojik Iyi Oluş ve Mutluluk

İyi oluş kavramı kalkınmayı kapsayan, geliri, eğitimi, mutluluğu, evliliği ve daha bir çok değişkeni içine katan oldukça geniş bir kavramdır. İyi oluş, bir ülkede vatandaşların ne derecede refah içinde yaşadıklarını görmek için, toplumsal çıktıyı gösteren, “tahmini yaklaşım” ve bu sunulan olanaklar karşısında insanların ne derecede refahta hissettiklerini, mutlu ve memnun olduklarını, ne kadar süre mutlu […]

Building Trust Through Transparency

There is a crisis of public trust in business, institutions, government and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)–global study finds. CEOs’ trust has plummeted, too. Do they really care? Most executives understand that trust is key for business growth. But to gain trust, they do very little and in baby steps. So, it makes us wonder: Do they […]

Beyond The 5 Senses

The world we experience is not the real world. It’s a mental construction, filtered through our physical senses. Which raises the question: How would our world change if we had new and different senses? Could they expand our universe? Technology has long been used to help people who have lost, or were born without, one […]

The Science of Swaying Choices

One barrier to climate change is bad choice architecture. If we frame a fee as a “carbon offset” instead of a “carbon tax,” we could move people to make more environmentally friendly decisions. This term “choice architecture” was coined by Thaler and Sunstein (2008) and refers to the practice of influencing choice by changing the […]