Positive emotions are foundational to living an engaged, connected, caring, meaningful, purposeful life. What's more, we now have evidence of how positive inidivuals, couples and teams need to be -- 3:1 or greater. Positivity is a non-linear system -- a small increase in positivity from 2.8:1 to 3:1 can result in the emergence of significant new patterns of well-being in an individual, couple, or team. Only about 20% of adults naturally achieve this level. That's the message of Barbara Fredrickson in Positivity. Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Fredrickson explains the extensive research that has established this understanding and what that research shows about (a) how to increase your ratio of positive to negative emotions and (b) the effects of achieving such an increase.
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PositivityRatio.com offers tools developed by Dr. Fredrickson to help you assess your positivity ratio, a place to track key milestones in your efforts to achieve a 3:1 or greater positivity ratio, and an opportunity to read stories from others working on their positivity ratios and to share your own. No charge for the website. Registration required.
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