BARBARA L. FREDRICKSON, PH.D., is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and principal investigator of the Positive Emotion and Psychophysiology Laboratory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology.
"Written by one of the most influential contributors to this new
perspective in science, Positivity provides a wonderful synthesis
of what positive psychology has accomplished in the first decade of
its existence. It is full of deep insights about human behavior as
well as useful suggestions for how to apply them in everyday
--Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ph.D., author of Flow "Positively wonderful! Offers surefire methods for transforming our lives from so-so to joyous." - Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence "Positivity is literally the feel-good book of the year, providing a scientifically sound prescription for joy, health, and creativity. Read one to two chapters daily as needed or until grumpiness subsides."
--Daniel Gilbert, professor of psychology, Harvard University, and author of Stumbling on Happiness "Barbara Fredrickson is the genius of the positive psychology movement." - Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., author of Authentic Happiness