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Positive Psychology Program for PPSA Members
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January 19, 2010, Volume 56, No. 18

On Wednesday, February 24 from noon–1 p.m. in Houston Hall room 218 (Ben Franklin Room), this brief program will provide an overview of recent developments in the emerging field of Positive Psychology, the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Participants will learn about advances in the assessment of character strengths, tips for building resilience, and why it matters how you frame the challenges you experience. Participants will also learn tips for incorporating positive psychology into their everyday work lives, as well as find out how these skills are being integrated into Wharton’s Management 100 course. The presentation will be given by Dr. Chris Maxwell, who earned the Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree at Penn in 2009. Please RSVP at ppsa@exchange.upenn.edu. (Those who RSVP in advance will be provided a link to complete an inventory of strengths before the program.) Dessert and beverages will be provided—feel free to bring your lunch!

—PPSA

Almanac - January 19, 2010, Volume 56, No. 18