My Notes on Positive Psychology
Adversity, Belief, Consequence, and Disputation (ABCD)
In 2002 3,000 wage salaried employees–National Study of the Changing Workforce (p. 130).
emotional hijacking (p. 133)
Richard Davidson (some resilient & un-distracted)
unreasonable expectations (p. 138)
Peter Bregman (quote 139)
Aristotle quote on habits
Those “quickest to recover are those who can identify how they are feeling and put those feelings into words.” (p. 136).
Action performance leads to changing neuron formation (p. 149)
20 second resistance
cult of averageness
Average worker gets interrupted every 11 minutes.
“Lower activation energy for habits you want to adopt, and raise it for habits you want to avoid.”
“By adding 20 seconds to my day, I gained back three hours…”
Change the default (reset or recalibration)
Types of willpower are different.
My own equation: control X leverage x risk x reward (put on p. 137)
How to deal with downtime….(p. 154-156).
Positive change: “Rules are especially helpful during the first few days of a behavior-change venture, when it’s easier to stray off course.”
Inversion: instead of going inward….look for social support.
Relationship insights & assets
Atlantic Monthly–George Vaillant–Love–full stop. (p. 175). What makes us happy.
“like food and air, we seem to need social relationships to thrive.”
Everyone credited Joe Montana–he credited his offensive line.
Football metaphor/Joe Montana (p. 180) “Invest in a strong offensive line.”
70 Year Long Harvard Men Study (p. 183)
Check out the magic of numbers class at Harvard (number patterns)
Edison was a social creative!
Heaphy, Dutton (2008) Positive social interactions and the human body at work: Linking organizations and physiology, Academy of Management Review
Social Intelligence (the top 10% happiest among us)
Changing the peoples age in a weekend. Ellen Langer with 75 year old men (p. 66 to 67)
“The point is so important, it bears repeating: The mental construction of our daily activities, more than the activity itself defines our reality.” (p. 71)
Expectancy Theory….but also framing, priming (which may be expectancy theory in drag) and attribution theory.
Reframe your day…
reframe your world.
Learn from boring presentations.
What identity are you wearing today? IDology (p. 75).
Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
Carol Dweck, Mindset.
Attribution theory (???)