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Positive Psychology Lectures by Tal Ben-Shahar

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Big Think Interview with Tal Ben-Shahar (29:23)


Positive psychology is the scientific study of “what makes life most worth living”, or “positive human functioning and flourishing that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life”. Positive psychology is concerned with eudaimonia, “the good life”, thinking about what holds the greatest value in life – the factors that contribute the most to a well-lived and fulfilling life. ~ Wikipedia

Steps for Being Happier Today (1:46)


  1. Accept painful emotions
  2. Stop texting while you’re with your friends
  3. Exercise!
  4. Express your gratitude daily — in writing
  5. Simplify

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Write It Down: My Best Career Advice (0:59)


Identify the things that you really, really want to do, and then go ahead and do it. You know, life is short. We don’t have that much time. And it’s too short to do what we feel that we have to do; it’s barely long enough to do what we want to do.

Positive Psychology Lectures Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar

Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer at Harvard University. He teaches the course on “Positive Psychology” and “The Psychology of Leadership” with a total of over 1,400 students.

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An avid sportsman, Tal won the U.S. Intercollegiate and Israeli National squash championships. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and BA in Philosophy and Psychology from Harvard.

Tal consults and lectures around the world to executives in multi-national corporations, the general public, and at-risk populations. Topics include happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting, mindfulness, and leadership.

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