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Making Positive Psychology Work Podcast

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.
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Aug 9, 2019

Jeremy Clifton is a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Martin Seligman, who is often regarded as the founder of positive psychology. After an initial career in urban economic development strategy, Jer has spent five years creating a foundational, empirically-derived typology of primal world beliefs, and his research examines many of these variables and their impact on well-being, personality traits and character strengths, professional success, depression, and voting behaviour.

In this podcast, we explore how our primal beliefs about the world impact our levels of wellbeing, trust, and success at work.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [03:07] - Jer explains what his research is finding out about our primal world beliefs.
  • [05:36] - Jer helps us to understand how primals differ from our other beliefs like growth mindsets.
  • [06:58] - Jer outlines the 26 primal beliefs his research has uncovered.
  • [09:56] - Jer helps us to understand what a ‘good’ primal might mean practically for us when it comes to our work and wellbeing.
  • [12:37] - Jer explains what his research has found to date about the stability or our primal beliefs.
  • [14:45] - Jer explores if our primal beliefs are shaped by nature or nurture.
  • [17:53] - Jer shares his thoughts on whether workplaces should be trying to cultivate higher levels of specific primal beliefs like ‘good’ in order to improve wellbeing and success.
  • [20:52] - Jer explores the potential impact of primals on psychological safety in workplaces.
  • [24:49] - Jeremy completes the Lightning Round.

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Thanks so much for joining me again this week.  If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of this post.

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Until next time, take care!  Thank you Jer!

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