Bob Vallerand is a leading scholar in motivational processes and optimal functioning. Bob spoke on his theory on passion at Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology and he shares his insights with us in this conversation.
The passions we have as individuals bring satisfaction to our lives. They also help form our identities. So today, I talk with Bob Vallerand about his research on passion.
In this interview, you will hear that there are two types of passion, obsessive and harmonious. Bob shares how obsessive passions develop and that these are not necessarily negative or harmful activities, but can be productive passions that begin to control an individual. Bob also shares how to identify if a passion is harmonious or obsessive. How do organizations help members develop harmonious passions, which benefit the organization and individuals themselves? Listen to find out!
This interview was produced in partnership with the Canadian Positive Psychology Association and the 3rd Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology.
Bob's website: http://www.lrcs.uqam.ca/default_en.htm
“The Psychology of Passion” - Bob Vallerand
“Why We Do What We Do: Understanding Self-Motivation” - Edward Deci
“Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experiences” - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the Upward Spiral That Will Change Your Life” - Barbara Fredrickson