Positive psychology is the study of the processes and conditions that contribute to optimal functioning and flourishing in human beings. It is the study of positive experiences, positive traits, and positive communities. Read More.
Social psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the social behavior of human beings, how humans influence and are influenced by each other, and how personal beliefs affect perception and create a subjective reality. Read More.
Cognitive psychology is concerned with how people construct reality from knowledge. It is rooted in Jean Piaget's genetic psychology and also studies cultural patterns outside the psychology field. View Video.
In this program, five eminent social psychologists provide insights on their current work. Barbara Fredrickson discusses her work on harnessing positive emotions; Roy Baumeister discusses thinking about the future; Lisa Feldman Barrett considers brain-based emotion; Carol Dweck describes her work in changing mindsets; and Philip Zimbardo describes his work on preparing for our historic moment.. View Video.