Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast
About This Show
If you believe as I do that by uncovering tested, practical ways to help people move from functioning to flourishing at work, we can better navigate the incredible challenges and opportunities our world faces, then this podcast is for you. My goal each week is to give you access to the world’ leading positive psychology, positive organizational scholarship and neuroscience researchers and practitioners to explore their latest research findings on how you can improve wellbeing, develop strengths, nurture positive relationships, make work meaningful and cultivate the grit to accomplish what matters most. If you want evidence-based approaches to bringing out the best in yourself and others at work, then consider this podcast your step-by-step guide.
Most Recent Episode
6 days ago
This week, I am joined by Fred Bryant. Fred is a professor of Social Psychology at Loyola University in Chicago, where he teaches on Social Psychology, Personality Statistics, and Research Methods. Fred has won numerous teaching awards. He has produced more than 200 professional publications in Psychology, has presented over 150 papers at professional conferences around the world, and given numerous invited addresses and workshops at many prominent universities. Fred is best known for his work on savoring, on which he has conducted cross-cultural investigations in a variety of Eastern and Western cultures. In this discussion, you will hear Fred talk about savoring wellbeing and the impact this practice has. He explains the benefits of savoring, as well as share why being in a rush makes it difficult to savor wellbeing. Fred talks about savoring in the workplace but cautions that excessive celebration can be damaging. Connect with Fred Bryant: Website: bryant.socialpsychology.org You’ll Learn: [02:00] - Fred’s research shows that we don’t always make the most out of the positive experiences. He explains why this is the case. [03:34] - Fred shares what his studies show about the impact of savoring on our wellbeing. [06:29] - Fred describes the benefits of savoring in the workplace. [09:32] - Fred explains that if happiness and joy are outcomes, then savoring is the process through which they are achieved. [10:42] - Fred shares what it might look like if we apply this model of savoring to our everyday lives. [12:23] - Savoring doesn’t need to just be about the present. Fred explains how time impacts our ability to savor through reminiscence. [15:33] - Fred talks about the difference between savoring in the moment and mindfulness. [18:09] - Fred shares what his research has shown about gender differences in savoring. [20:46] - Celebrating success is a double-edged sword. Fred cautions avoiding excessive celebration. [22:09] - The Lightning Round with Fred Bryant. Your Resources: Savoring: A New Model of Positive Experience - Fred B. Bryant and Joseph Veroff