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Barbara Fredrickson



Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD, is a leading scholar in social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. Her research, centered on a “broaden-and-build” theory, reveals how micro-moments of love and other positive emotional states contribute to wisdom, resilience, health, and overall well-being.

Barbara Fredrickson
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Barbara Fredrickson: The Positivity Ratio

Barbara Fredrickson shares her research on the ideal ratio of positive to negative emotions, and offers suggestions for how to flourish in life.

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Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Using research from her own lab, Barbara L. Fredrickson redefines love not as a stable behemoth, but as micro-moments of connection between people—even strangers.

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The Benefits of Optimism Are Real

Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageLove is that micro-moment of warmth and connection that you share with another living being.

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Dr Barbara Fredrickson 'love - A New Lens on the Science of Thriving' at Young Minds 2012

What is love? How do positive emotions affect our bodies and minds? Can we actively increase our own and our children's capacity for love? What are the implications for parents and teachers?

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Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio that Will Change Your Life

World-renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls “the upward spiral.

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Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhile infused with love you see fewer distinctions between you and others. Indeed, your ability to see others—really see them, wholeheartedly—springs open.

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2-Minute Tips: How to Be More Positive (With Barbara Fredrickson)

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, a leading scholar in the field of positive psychology, explains simple ways that you can enhance positive emotions in your life.

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Love

Love and compassion can be the same, says psychologist Barbara Fredrickson

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