Explore how positive psychology enhances academia. Thrive through strengths, playfulness, and well-being strategies.
This talk will be held online
02.11.2023 | 10:30 - 12:00
Prof. Dr. René Proyer
Doctoral students, Postdocs
This talk focuses on how doctoral students and postdocs can benefit from the findings of positive psychology in their work and managing work-related demands. Positive psychology is the field of study that explores the strengths and conditions that enable individuals to thrive and learn more about what it means to live a “full life”. I will provide a brief introduction to positive psychology, which is also suitable for non-psychologists, and emphasize important findings that can assist in coping with daily work-related stressors and the challenges that a life in academia holds.
- classification system of character strengths
- understanding team dynamics within a group of collaborators
- self-directed activities to enhance well-being and improve positive psychological functioning
- how play and playfulness can foster innovation, curiosity, and contribute to overall well-being
A useful perspective in approaching daily challenges is the Ernstheiterkeit of the homo ludens (the playful human); Ernstheiterkeit is a German neologism indicating a combination of seriousness and cheerfulness.
Notes for participants:
Meeting ID: 2731 408 0121
- Prof. Dr. René Proyer
Professor for Psychological Assessment and Differential Psychology at Martin-Luther-University Halle