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Programme The programme offers keynote presentations by top scientists, alongside invited key symposia, invited workshops, regular symposia with presentations from our visitors, poster presentations and a lunch festival. The Provisional Programme will be updated monthly. Key-note speakers Barbara Fredrickson: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC Jan Walburg: University of Twente, the Netherlands Ernst Bohlmeijer: University of Twente, the Netherlands Dora Gudmundsdottir: Directorate of Health, Iceland Nic Marks: Founder of nef's award winning centre of well-being, UK Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA Carmelo Vázquez: Harvard University, Cambridge, UK John Helliwell: Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada Hans Henrik Knoop: President ENPP, University of Aarhus, Denmark Robert Vallerand: McGill University, Montréal, Canada Past, present and future of positive psychology Innovative Themes

The Health Of Every County In America, Mapped And Ranked Many factors drive health: from how much people drink and smoke, and what sort of health care they have, to all kinds of economic and environmental factors, like employment and pollution. To see how your county is doing, and what factors may be behind its performance, take a look at the County Health Rankings website. It offers a terrifically useful and detailed snapshot of more than 3,000 communities across the nation.

Made in Me — Blog Increasingly evidence is emerging that tablets are not only harmless but can actually improve children's reading when used in conjunction with print books. Along with the radio interview with The National Literary Trust's Jonathan Douglas above, their recent research has been cited in numerous articles including the recent piece by Graeme Paton for The Telegraph. It is generally accepted that tablets and screen are not harmful to children when, like anything else, used in sensible measures. This generation is the first to be raised with tablets and mobile devices from birth and it is certain that this will have an impact on how and when they experience books and reading. I've always thought that eBooks, or Me Books, provide experiences that compliment, rather than compete, with their print counterparts. Even for the same title we're confident that a Me Book is a faithful echo of the print edition adding a unique dimension.

6 Thinking Hats - Bono de, Edward The Six Thinking Hats technique (6TH) of Edward de Bono is a model that can be used for exploring different perspectives towards a complex situation or challenge. Seeing things in various ways is often a good idea in strategy formation or complex decision-making processes. The 6TH technique is designed to help individuals deliberately adopt a variety of perspectives on a subject that may be very different from the one that they might most naturally assume. Redefining happiness On Wednesday, October 17 at 19:30 GMT: Many citizens of capitalist countries grow up in cultures that praise individualism and define success as owning bigger and better things. However, psychologists argue that a consumerist approach leaves many people unhappy. Some are challenging the consumption equals happiness mentality by intentionally living with less.

Cheaters Use Cognitive Tricks to Rationalize Infidelity Editor's note: The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Most people believe that they are moral and good. They also believe cheating on a partner is wrong. So how do cheaters live with themselves after their infidelity? Forget GDP And Start Measuring Inclusive Wealth Brazil and India have paid dearly for their rapid economic growth. By conventional measures, these two countries have only grown richer: Gross domestic product (GDP) per capita rose 34% and 120% respectively between 1990 and 2008. But the countries’ natural wealth has nosedived as their economic activity ballooned.

Brooklyn Tweed JF: Welcome, Dianna! Glad to have you on the blog today! DW: Thanks for having me! The de Bono Group - Six Thinking Hats Used with well-defined and explicit Return On Investment success in corporations worldwide, Six Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. A powerful tool set, which once learned can be applied immediately! You and your team members can learn how to separate thinking into six clear functions and roles. Each thinking role is identified with a colored symbolic "thinking hat." By mentally wearing and switching "hats," you can easily focus or redirect thoughts, the conversation, or the meeting.

Where Does Your Nation Rank on Wellbeing? - Nathan Gamester by Nathan Gamester | 12:00 PM October 30, 2012 Today we launch the sixth edition of the annual Legatum Prosperity Index™, benchmarking 142 countries on measures of wealth and wellbeing. For Americans, the headline is a simple if unwelcome one: the US is a nation in decline. For the first time, the US does not rank among the top 10 countries in the world in terms of overall prosperity. If you are familiar with the Legatum Prosperity Index, you know it is an effort to look beyond GDP.

Positive psychology is mainly for rich white people Hello there! If you enjoy the content on Mind the Brain, consider subscribing for future posts via email or RSS feed. Positive psychology gurus and coaches give lots of advice about how we should lead our lives. Their threat is that if we don’t follow their advice, we will not only be unhappy, we risk sickness and death.