Build Your Courage by Learning from The Hunger Games

April 5, 2012 by ·

How can the movie, The Hunger Games, possibly teach us something about developing character strengths? This movie can teach us ways to increase our courage. No doubt the premise of The Hunger Games is awful and disturbing – a society in which children must kill other children until there is... Read More

Character Strengths and Best Picture (Oscars 2011)

February 25, 2012 by ·

As I mentioned yesterday, positive psychology movies are not only the lighthearted films that inspire and elevate us but also the movies that teach us something about the human condition, help us face our suffering, and shine a light on pain and tragedy. In this article, you’ll find movies... Read More

Pinot Noir: Character and Adversity

December 28, 2010 by ·

I was having Christmas Eve dinner at a friend’s house. As a wine enthusiast, he was sharing some of his knowledge about the pinot noir grape that was the star of the wine we were drinking with pleasure. He described how the very same grape raised in different conditions... Read More

Oscars Psyche

March 6, 2010 by ·

Did you know that more than 50 million people watched the Oscars? That’s a lot of people! 50,000,000! What’s up with that? There is the moment for each award – the moment of suspense. The presenters name all of the contenders and the camera shows us each of them... Read More