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Appreciative Inquiry & Positive Psychology Resources   Tags: ai, appreciative_inquiry, positive_psychology  

Resources for the AI Community at Carolina.
Last Updated: May 9, 2014 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts

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Getting a Handle on AI

  • The Problem with Problems
    From Bloomberg's Business Week (April 6, 2009), a brief "Viewpoint" article juxtaposing "Deficit Thinking" vs. "Appreciative Inquiry" by Fred Collopy, a Professor of Information Systems at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.
  • Appreciative Inquiry: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Make Change Happen
    Written by Roger Rowett, Director of Taith Ltd and Dr Neil Wooding, this is one of the series of Sowing Seeds topic papers published by Public Service Management Wales ( It provides a good introduction and overview to the AI approach.
  • Definitions of Appreciative Inquiry
    From the AI Commons, hosted by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, a collection of definitions.

Getting a Handle on Positive Psychology


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AI & Positive Psychology Resources @ Carolina

Selected AI & Positive Psychology Links

  • The Appreciative Inquiry Commons  
    Hosted by Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management, the "AI Commons" is a worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.
  • The Positive Emotions & Psychophysiology Lab (PEPLab) UNC-Chapel Hill  
    We study people’s emotions, particularly their positive emotions. We are interested in how positive emotions affect people’s thinking patterns, social behavior, and physiological reactions. Our ultimate goal is to understand how positive emotions might accumulate and compound to transform people’s lives for the better.
  • The University of Virginia Center for Appreciative Practice (UVACAP)  
    The University of Virginia Center for Appreciative Practice was established to promote the appreciative practice of medicine.
  • The Penn Positive Psychology Center  
    The Positive Psychology Center is located at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Martin Seligman is the director of the center and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology. The center promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology.

Selected Appreciative Inquiry Resources

  • Appreciative Inquiry in the University
    Newly Updated! Recommended Web Sites, Selected Book Bibliography, Videos and Specific References for Four-Year Colleges and Universities (Links current as of March 7, 2012). Compiled by Ray Wells, PhD, President, Wellbeing Systems, Inc.
  • LinkedIn Dialogue on Appreciative Governance  
    Join the LinkedIn dialogue to discuss this new topic (see special AI Practitioner November, 2011, issue dedicated to this topic).
  • The AI Listserv
    The Appreciative Inquiry Discussion List is hosted by the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Jack Brittain is the list administrator. For subscription information, go to
  • The AI Practitioner
    The International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry.
    Links for UNC and free NCLive (NC Residents) subscriptions.

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