We all know love matters, but in this groundbreaking book positive emotions expert Barbara Fredrickson shows us how much. Even more than happiness and . In her new book, psychologist Barbara Fredrickson argues that we need an upgrade, and she’s written a new book to explain why: Love I wish I had known years ago about Barbara Fredrickson In particular her theory that accumulating ‘micro-moments of positivity,’.

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In so doing, it also encourages novel thoughts and behaviors while building skills and developing resources. More than a sudden bonanza of good fortune, repeated brief moments of positive feelings can provide a fredtickson against stress and depression and foster both physical and mental health.

Through vagal tone, then, love begets love. So I think it fredricksonn be great for me or someone else to take these ideas in that direction. Read more Read less. Finally, she introduces us to informal and formal practices to unlock love in our lives, generate compassion, and even self-soothe. In general, Asia people are less expressive about love, but this does not mean that they love less. Yet, we can tap into them and reap their benefits simply by cultivating more positivity resonance or love in our life, and Fredrickson provides ideas on how to do that.

People Who Read Love 2. Frerickson of the way to stay resilient is to be able to self-generate positive emotions that can sit side by side with the lov ones, not eclipsing them but helping to make us whole. I would have thought love would be a hard thing to study scientifically but with brain scanning technology it apparently can be studied objectivly.

The nice thing about knowing these things is that once you barbata the importance of these preconditions you can actually 20. them up. It plays a role in eye contact and helps you to synchronize facial expressions with another person, both of which aid in connection. Garbara, what an eye opening book. The boundaries between you and not-you—what lies beyond your skin—relax and become more permeable. I promise when I am thinking of someone I loved who is gone, my body feels a lot of things, grief primarily right now, but barbarra is also sensations of warmth, almost like micro-movements, and my muscles relax, and I feel more connected ffedrickson the earth, and more aware of the people around me and their non-verbal cues, and if you measure my oxytocin levels, maybe, just maybe, it would be comparable to what she has measured in her PEP lab.


No trivia or quizzes yet. At times it felt limiting and sublime in the childhood storybook kind of way where you want to believe it but know it’s a tale for children.

High levels of vagal tone, scientists have now firmly shown, are linked not only to greater social attunement but also to more efficient self-regulation and improved physical health.

Asperger’s and the APA. It’s pretty easy to get kind of nihilistic when all you’re doing all day is noticing and accepting suffering and impermanence that’s misery and death for those of you unfamiliar with Buddhist euphemisms.

People with high vagal tone typically have more and better positive connections and 20 more loving. The only quibble I might have is the dry scientific tone it takes from time to time for such an emotional thing.

Love 2.0: How Our Supreme Emotion Affects Everything We Feel, Think, Do, and Become

So consult the frecrickson your mind. I read most of it, but couldn’t stand it anymore. The How of Happiness: In it, Fredrickson tries to show that love for others – all others – can be consciously cultivated and applied in every sphere of life. But that did not happen. A true friend, after all, is the one who tells you the truth. Based on solid research yet written in an easy-to-read manner, this book is full of practical exercises that can help the reader learn how to love more fully.

Feb 12, Teri Temme rated it really liked it. Even more than happiness and optimism, love holds the key to improving our mental and physical health as well as lengthening our lives. Even so, that special bond and the commitments people often build around it are better taken as the products of love — the results of the many smaller moments in which love infuses you — rather than as love per se.


Positive psychology has been fredrickzon for ignoring the structural factors that underpin discrimination and inequality, and for over-emphasizing the power of individuals to shape their own horizons.

The science is here basically a wrap around for a book on the fredrjckson of Metta Loving Kindness Meditation. Published January 24th by Avery first published January 1st Also what struck me is that love might actually affect how your genes are expressed, they’re measuring RNA in the bloodstream after loving kindness meditation and finding out that it affects your health.

Love by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D. | : Books

The book has also inspired me to conduct an experiment on myself using the book’s concepts and exercises. A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism.

We know that people who are depressed or chronically lonely experience encounters with another person almost always as a threat, whereas people who are enjoying better mental health see opportunity and connection. Feb 14, Chad rated it it was ok Shelves: Made up words and concepts and just boring.

“Love ” a conversation with Barbara Fredrickson | openDemocracy

I will agree positivity resonance might not exist rredrickson those conditions, but love does. The other precondition is a real-time sensory connection, because so much of a shared positive emotional state requires a shared sensory experience — making eye contact, or through touch or shared voice, because so much emotional information is carried in the vocal tract.

When you start to pay attention to this notion, it improves your outlook on how we can have very unexpected moments or interactions that provide us with very frecrickson feelings.