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scientists figure out the perfect arrangement of activities over a 16-hour day to maximize happiness. My new blog post- http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/curious/201406/how-can-16-hour-day-be-optimized-maximum-happiness
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new research on new warning signs of suicide. make sure everyone gets their hands on this to prevent tragedies....
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here you go, my 10 unwritten rules for succeeding in graduate school. Part I- creating an ideal mentorship relationship:
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/curious/201404/10-unwritten-rules-success-in-graduate-school
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the best book ever written on depression came out on 2/11/14...it would be ridiculous if you missed this one- http://www.amazon.com/dp/0465022219?tag=curi-20&camp=0&creative=0&linkCode=as4&creativeASIN=0465022219&adid=1TN7GVP6B6YP8MC5WKFE
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another treat from being an amazon vine member with early access to books. For those familiar with Csiksentmihalyi's concept of flow, I am continually amazed at the number of books written on the exact same topic. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1477800832
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It stays a good concept I guess. And complex enough to keep using it (in a slightly different way) to claim your expert status + get $$$ for copying shit.
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the days of $100 textbooks are almost over. enjoy my free chapter on social anxiety courtesy of Noba - http://nobaproject.com/chapters/social-anxiety —
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I finally decided to write a blog post on my favorite pastime - music. Something that psychology has had too little to say....
What does your musical taste say about you? Led Zep? NWA? Albums by American Idol rejects? Coltrane heroin years?

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/curious/201405/what-does-your-musical-taste-say-about-you

an ode to a young, awesome researcher named Peter Jason Rentfrow
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great conversation about depression in the comments and my troll is back (who has recently added Joseph Ciarrochi, Russ Harris, and Rick Hanson to his list of people to stalk....what a ray of sunshine).
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most important research of the week for everyone- if you erroneously believe in a chemical imbalance cause for depression, you suffer more. Science is your friend. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0005796714000308
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You have seen this Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share, right? of course.
what do you think?
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for valentines day- a bunch of New Harbinger authors riff on "what is love?" my entry is an to my wife & best friend- http://www.newharbinger.com/blog/what-love-relationship-experts-weigh-age-old-question
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my beloved grad student Fallon Goodman nails the second pub of her career, all within a 2-week time span. at this right, Steven C. Hayes better watch out for the next member of the 500 club:

Kaczmarek, L.D., Goodman, F.R. Drążkowski, D., Kashdan, T.B., Połatyńska, K., & Komorek, J. (in press). Instructional support decreases desirability and initiation of a gratitude intervention. Personality and Individual Differences.

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Prior research (Kaczmarek et al., 2013) found that greater trait curiosity, fewer depressive symptoms, and being a woman increase the likelihood that a person will start a gratitude intervention on their own. Yet, little is known as to why these individual differences lead to self-initiation. In the present study, we examined motivational mechanisms that might account for these effects. In-home interviews were conducted with 257 adults from the community. Participants received a leaflet about gratitude interventions that asked about gratitude social belief norms (what other important people they care about would do), utility and self-control beliefs (e.g., usefulness, perceived difficulty), and intentions to start a gratitude intervention. They also completed measures of curiosity and depressive symptoms. Afterwards, participants received codes that allowed them to take part in a web-based gratitude intervention (strictly voluntary). Using structural equation modeling, we found that greater trait curiosity, fewer depressive symptoms, and being a woman indirectly led to the initiation of the gratitude intervention as a function of utility beliefs, social norm beliefs, and perceived self-control. Results suggest specific motivational pathways through which curiosity, depression, and sex influence the development of grateful people.

[NOTE: why do I regularly submit to this journal? because we get a revise-resubmit, they read through our responses to ensure we didn't skip anything, they don't send it out for re-review and its accepted with days. pay attention AEs!]
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Professor of psychology, author, public speaker, organizational consultant
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    Professor, 2007 - present
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Professor, psychologist, author, public speaker, unraveling what makes life most worth living
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  • Cornell University
    Human Service Studies, 1992 - 1996
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Clinical Psychology, 1998 - 2004
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