Why Care About Positive Emotions

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Barbara Fredrickson presenting on Why Care about Positive Emotions at Agile2011

Checkout the video below of Dr. Barbara Fredrickson presenting on “Why Care About Positive Emotions” at Agile2011. Dr. Fredrickson and her colleagues have found that positive emotions literally change the way the human brain works, widening people’s perspectives, and their outlooks on life. According to Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions, this shift in mindset drives people to discover and build new traits, skills, and resources, and over time become better versions of themselves. In this presentation, Dr. Fredrickson describes the science that backs up these claims and and describes the non conscious upward spiral processes that enable people to thrive with agility.

Why Care about Positive Emoitions by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson