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Free Resource - November 22nd, 2010
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Escape Self-Absorption through Positive Emotions

Barbara Fredrickson is a social psychologist and researcher on positive emotions. Her recent book Positivity details her research in the area of positive emotions and in this talk Fredrickson defines and describes the positive emotions which she studies and the greater impact they have on health and social relations. Moving past the fight or flight psychology of negative emotions such as anxiety, she discusses her broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions which broaden one's awareness and encourage novel, varied, and exploratory thoughts and actions. This talk is available on streaming video Boston University's BUniverse website and if you like it there are a number of other videos on the site with Professor Fredrickson.

Escape Self-Absorption through Positive Emotions

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