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HAPPINESS VERSUS TRAGEDY?

I received a heart-warming bit of “fan mail” and wanted to thank the wonderful person who mailed it and make a couple of comments. Here is the mail, reprinted with permission: Dear Dr. Johnson Both my husband and I enjoyed your class on Positive Psychology on Feb 14th. I have taken your classes and bought […]

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CONSCIENTIOUS PEOPLE = BETTER HEALTH

Here is press release describing some research on conscientiousness and health. As it turns out, conscientious people have better health. Well, how can that be a surprise? They do take more care, are going to be more careful about health, eating, and exercise. The real question is whether this press release actually teaches us anything […]

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WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY SURVIVE?

Mar 14, 2014 Is it wise to adopt the DSM-5? The American Medical Association is facing a similar question with the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition). It has taken a bold step, opposing the new diagnostic scheme. This news should interest everyone in the mental health field. The two, ICD-10 and DSM-5 are […]

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WHAT DOES ADAM GRANT MISS?

Adam Grant is a wildly popular professor at Wharton, the business school. He is an organizational psychologist, interested in how people succeed in the workplace, and is the author of a recent book, Give and Take. I like it. I think you should read it. Now the first thing I should mention is that Adam […]

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USE FLOURISHING

Dr. Ed Diener and Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener offer the mental health community their FLOURISHING scale. It is a simple, eight item likkert-rating scale. There is no reversed-scored item in Ed’s work, and all thanks to him for that. The scale is completely available, thanks to Ed’s and Robert’s generosity. You are permitted to download it […]

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