Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hallmark of a Thriving Life - 3 Times the Happiness

A leader in the positive psychology movement, Barbara Fredricksen, at the University of Michigan, came out with a study in the October 2005 issue of American Psychologist. The study presents compelling evidence that the marker of a thriving, flourishing life can be reduced to a number: 2.9.

The number is a ratio of the amount of time spent in positive emotion compared to negative emotion. So the thriving individual will be happy roughly three times as often as sad, angry or fearful. Guide To Self radio show aired on 11-2-05 on KDIA, 1640 AM San Francisco Bay Area. Hosted by Dr. John Schinnerer.


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