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Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson

 

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the principal investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is also the author of Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life.

 
 
  

Stories by Barbara Fredrickson

Articles: Five Ways to Renew an Old Love

By Barbara Fredrickson | February 12, 2013

Love is fleeting, says one of the world's leading experts on positive emotion. But with practice, you can foster love anytime you wish—and in doing so, renew old bonds.

 

Articles: Are You Getting Enough Positivity in Your Diet?

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 21, 2011

Positive emotions don’t just make us feel good, explains Barbara Fredrickson. They transform our minds, our bodies, and our ability to bounce back from hard times. Learn Dr. Fredrickson’s research-tested formula for flourishing in life.

 
Barbara Fredrickson discusses how positive emotions broaden our awareness of the world, allowing us to become more in tune with the needs of others.

Videos and Podcasts: Positive Emotions Open Our Mind

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 21, 2011

Barbara Fredrickson discusses how positive emotions broaden our awareness of the world, allowing us to become more in tune with the needs of others.

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

Videos and Podcasts: The Positivity Ratio

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 18, 2011

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

 
Barbara Fredrickson suggests that positive emotions make us more resilient to setbacks, improve our relationships, and may even change our biological makeup.

Videos and Podcasts: Positive Emotions Transform Us

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 14, 2011

Barbara Fredrickson suggests that positive emotions make us more resilient to setbacks, improve our relationships, and may even change our biological makeup.

 
Barbara Fredrickson describes how people can change on a fundamental level by changing how they interpret their lot in life.

Videos and Podcasts: Can People Change?

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 11, 2011

Barbara Fredrickson describes how people can change on a fundamental level by changing how they interpret their lot in life.

 
Barbara Fredrickson explains why she believes our culture should place more value on positive emotions.

Videos and Podcasts: Be Positive, Not Productive

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 9, 2011

Barbara Fredrickson explains why she believes our culture should place more value on positive emotions.

 
One of the world’s leading researchers on positive emotions discusses how cultivating positivity can change our relationships, our cells, and our outlook on life.

Videos and Podcasts: Barbara Fredrickson on Positivity

By Barbara Fredrickson | June 1, 2011

One of the world’s leading researchers on positive emotions discusses how cultivating positivity can change our relationships, our cells, and our outlook on life.

 

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    October 2, 2014

    Four new studies reveal how having power affects your willingness to walk in your partner's shoes.

  • The Battle Between Success and Compassion

    October 17, 2014

    If adults want to raise caring kids, research suggests they might need to start by examining the mixed messages they’re sending to kids.

  

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