Martin Seligman's thoughts on Positive Health A conversation with Robert Wright and Christopher Peterson

Topics include:

  • The remarkable health benefits of being an optimist   6:39
  • Chris: Optimistic people believe in personal agency   3:00
  • Why pessimists are more likely to die young   7:27
  • Optimism's effect on cardiovascular health   8:50
  • So what's a pessimist to do?   7:19
  • Is there nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so?   4:07 A conversation with Robert Wright and Darwin Labarthe

Topics include:

  • What is positive cardiovascular health?   6:50
  • Crunching Bob's cholesterol numbers   6:11
  • Darwin: How to reduce your risk of heart attack   6:35
  • Bob longs for hedonistic fatalism   6:26
  • Personality traits that are bad for the heart   6:30
  • How Obamacare can prevent heart disease   7:20

TED Talks - Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

The concept of Positive Health originated from Positive Psychology, now a highly regarded field that once began as an innovative but foreign concept to the psychology community. The concept has burgeoned into a full-fledged field of study and is well-accepted worldwide. If Positive Health were to do the same, it could change the way we think about health and health care.