What Positive Psychology is about?

The following post is a transcript of Prof. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi‘s answer on the question, “how the Positive Psychology movement has been started?” (recorded at the IPPA conference, July 2017, in Montreal.) … Some of us felt that psychology was too focused on individual behavior and values didn’t really play any role in the essence of our time.…

Flow, Leadership and Serious Games: A Pedagogical Perspective – Part 1

By: Zoltan Buzady Ph.D., Central European University Business School, Hungary. Overview This special issue of the ‘World Journal of Science, Technology, and Sustainable Development’ focuses on new, computer-based and/or online learning tools with the aim to present current trends and innovations to professionals, consultants, instructors, and academics. The author of this contribution is a researcher…

The Theory of “Flow” And Its Relevance for Organizations – 1st part from the working paper

Since the publication of ‘Missing Link Discovered,’ Zoltan Buzady (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) and Paul Marer (Ph.D., CEU Business School, Hungary) have continued researching the implications of the theory of Flow for effective leadership, elaborating on and expanding the book’s first two chapters. This Working Paper is a progress report on that continuing research; the first of two…

Virtues, Happiness, Flow and Joy – The Moral Bucket List

The New York Times Sunday Review published David Brooks’ writing “The Moral Bucket List”. He is setting the context by: ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny…

Do you want to know what Flow is? Read or Watch!

Do you want to know what Flow is? If your vote is for watching (‘5): If your vote is for reading, in our new book “Missing Link Discovered“, we wrote a whole chapter on “The Science Behind Flow”. The following is an extract from From Chapter 1: In Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s own words: “My original research, which I still do,…

Business and Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This discipline is based on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. Using one’s strengths in a…