Video Lectures by Leading Scholars

Christopher Peterson

What makes life worth living (Part 1), 2011

What makes life worth living (Part 2), 2011

Martin Seligman on Christopher Peterson, 2012

Martin E.P. Seligman

TED Talk: The new era of Positive Psychology, 2004

Interview on Positive Psychology, 2009

Talks at Google: Positive Psychology, well being, and interventions, 2010

Aspen Ideas Festival: Flourishing and Public Policy, 2011

On BBC: Positive Psychology and PERMA, 2011

Flourishing: a new understanding of well being, 2012

Flourish, 2011

Science of well being conference, 2012

On ABC (Australia): Toward a science of human flourishing, with Dalai Lama, 2012

Positive Psychology and Psychotherapy with Martin Seligman Ph.D. and Randall C Wyatt Ph.D.

On Well-Being and Flourishing, 2016

On PERMA and Flourishing in the Classroom, 2016

On Positive Education, 2016

The Hope Circuit (Memoir), 2017

On Larry King Now: On Happiness, 2018

Perspectives on Flourishing in a Changed World, 2021

Media Lab Perspectives: Agency and Progress: Efficacy, Optimism, and Imagination, 2021

Happiness Lab Podcast with Dr. Laurie Santos, The Man Who Invented Happiness Science: Marty Seligman, May 2023

APA Podcast: Positive Psychology in a Pandemic, with Martin Seligman, January 2021

Harvard Business Review Podcast, A Deeper Understanding of Creativity at Work, January 2023

Positive Leadership Podcast, Paving the Way to Positivity with Dr. Martin Seligman, January 2024

Angela Duckworth

Talks at Google: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, 2016

Chautauqua Institution: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, 2016

Grit: Animated, 2016

TED Talk: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, 2013

Profile of Angela Duckworth, 2013 MacArthur Fellow

AP Annual Conference: True grit, 2013

The psychology of achievement, 2014

Interview: Grit and perserverance in development psychology, 2013

TED Talk: True grit: Can perseverance be taught? 2009

Grit, self-control, and achievement, 2012

Steven Pinker

TED Talk: Is the world getting better or worse?, 2018

Enlightenment now: The case for reason, 2018

TED Talk: The long reach of reason, 2012

TED Talk: The surprising decline in violence, 2007

TED Talk: What our language habits reveal, 2005

TED Talk: Human nature and the blank slate, 2003

Bill Damon

Path to purpose: Promoting purpose, character and good citizenship in the youth, 2014

C-Span: How we are leaving young Americans unprepared for citizenship in a free society, 2013

Schools must foster a sense of purpose, 2019

Robert Wright

TED Talk: Progress is not a zero-sum game, 2006

TED Talk: The evolution of compassion, 2009

Robert Wright and Jon Kabat-Zinn: Why Buddhism is true, 2018

Talks at Google: Why Buddhism is true, 2017

Adam Grant

TED Talk: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers, 2016

TED Talk: Are you a Giver or a Taker?, 2016

TED Podcast: WorkLife with Adam Grant

Barry Schwartz

TED Talk: Our loss of wisdom, 2009

TED Talk: Using our practical wisdom, 2010

TED Talk: The paradox of choice, 2005

TED Talk: Why justice isn’t enough, 2012

Google Talk: Practical wisdom, 2011

Google Talk: Why more is less, 2012

Wharton Talk: Practical wisdom, 2012

Doing the right thing for the right reason: Why incentives are no substitute for character, 2012

Love, empathy, wisdom, and justice, 2014

Ed Diener

A recipe for happiness (short version), 2014

A recipe for happiness (long version), 2014

The new science of happiness, 2013

On being an effective teacher, 2012

On happiness and character strengths, 2011

What you need to be happy, 2010

Happiest place on earth, 2010

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt with Bill Maher on the coddling of the American mind, 2018

The coddling of the American mind: How overprotective parenting led to fragility on campus, 2018

The stunning fragility and political correctness of today's students, 2017

The coddling of the American mind panel discussion, moderated by Malcolm Gladwell, 2019

The coddling of the American mind lecture, 2018

The righteous mind: Why good people are divided by politics and religion, 2013

Three stories about capitalism, 2014

Compassion and altruism, 2014

TED talk: How common threats can make common political ground, 2013

TED talk: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives, 2008

TED talk: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence, 2012

Jonathan Haidt's YouTube Channel

Carol Dweck

TED Talk: The power of believing that you can improve, 2014

Google talk: The Growth Mindset, 2015

Robert Emmons

How gratitude heals, energizes, and changes lives, 2014

The science of gratitude, 2013

Graced gratitude and disgraced ingratitude, 2014

Gratitude as the lynchpin between adversity and delight, 2013

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Living in flow, the secret of happiness, 2014

TED Talk: What makes a good life, 2011

TED Talk: Flow, the secret of happiness, 2004

Flow, creativity, and the evolving self, 2010

Flow, 2010

Barbara Fredrickson

TED Talk: Remaking love, 2014

Positivity resonates, 2013

Love: a new lens on the science of thriving, 2012

The science of compassion, 2012

The positivity ratio, 2011

Be positive, not productive, 2011

Positive emotions open our mind, 2011

Positive emotions transform us, 2011

A blueprint for character development, 2010

Using positivity to bounce back from inevitable setbacks, 2010

Positive emotions, 2009

Roy Baumeister

Self-control as the greatest human strength, 2014

The science of willpower, 2012

Willpower and self-control in everyday life, 2012

How rejection affects people, 2012

Understanding self-control and the limits of willpower, 2012

Karen Reivich

On Positive education and well being, 2012

James Pawelski

Work and Life Podcast: Happy Together, 2018

Anders Ericsson

How to master anything, 2016

On the science of expertise, 2016

Shane Lopez

Hope is a strategy, 2013

Making hope happen, 2013

Making hope happen: Create the future you want for yourself and others, 2013

Sonja Lyubomirsky

The How of happiness, 2018

The science and practice of happiness across the lifespan, 2014

The how of happiness on Good Morning America, 2008

Talks at Google: The how of happiness, 2008

Dacher Keltner

TED talk: Compassion, 2010

What indicates a moral decline in the U.S., 2012

Touch and the spread of goodness, 2010

The evolutionary roots of compassion, 2012

Survival of the kindest, 2013

David Cooperrider

TEDx: The Power of Resilience

Appreciative Inquiry and Education, 2016

Michael Baime

PBS: Mindfullness for Life, 2018

Lea Waters

TEDx: Being Positive is Not for the Faint Hearted, 2015

Tal Ben-Shahar

Happiness 101, 2012

On Positive Psychology, 2012

Laura King

Your life is probably pretty meaningful, 2014

Laurence Steinberg

Adolescence as an age of opportunity, 2014

Lessons from the new science of adolescence, 2014

Are millenials lazy, self-absorbed and needy?, 2014

The new science of adolescence: Understanding risky behavior, 2013

What is bad parenting?, 2012

George Vaillant

TED talk: From emotionally crippled to loving personality, 2014

The importance of relationships to health. resilience, and aging, 2014

Amy Wrzesniewski

Job crafting to create meaning, 2014

Tayyab Rashid

What are you good at?, 2013

Prospective Psychology

Peter Railton on desire, 2014

Chandra Sriipada on the future brain, 2014

Roy Baumeister on free will and the future, 2014

Martin Seligman on creativity and aging, 2014

Other Speakers

Examplars and paragons of positive psychology leaders, 2011

PPC Speaker Series 2011:

Karen Armstrong

Joshua Greene

Julia Annas