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.
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 (http://wales.gov.uk/psmw). It provides a good introduction and overview to the AI approach.
A collection of definitions from the AI Commons, hosted by The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College in continuing partnership with Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Professor Fredrickson’s research program provides a unique viewpoint on the function of positive emotions. The links on this page provide a synopsis of some of the research lines within her Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory.
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.
"Appreciative Governance (AG) offers organizations a strategy for thriving in today's global, complex and uncertain world." (p 83). "In the AG model, the functions of governance are carried out by everyone in the organization in a way that is directly linked to their sphere of influence and particular strengths." (p84)
From Hoxsey, J. et al. Appreciative Governance: A Summary. AI Practitioner. 2011: 13(4), pp 83-86.
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 http://mailman.business.utah.edu:8080/mailman/listinfo/ailist
Search our catalog for resources on Appreciative Inquiry. Email, text, or print results; download citations to EndNote or formats for other reference management programs. Place holds; have books delivered to the closest library on campus.
Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina. She is a leading scholar within social psychology, affective science, and positive psychology. Dr. Fredrickson's CV and a link to her email are included.
Dr. Fredrickson's research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and is supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. Her research and her teaching have been recognized with numerous honors, including, the 2000 American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology.
Search our catalog (subject heading search for "positive psychology") for resources on Positive Psychology. Email, text, or print results; download citations. Place holds; have books delivered to the closest library on campus.
Hosted by The David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College in continuing partnership with 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.
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.
Our techniques include analyzing reactivity in people’s autonomic nervous systems (using a wide range of measures) and facial muscles (using facial EMG) . We also assess the breadth of attention and cognition using various computerized reaction time tests. We are also expert in asking people to report on their subjective experiences of emotions and emotion-related experiences using both on-line and retrospective techniques.
This site is intended to appeal to scientists, students, as well as the interested public.
The UVA Center for Appreciative Practice was created jointly by the UVA School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Medical Center, and University Physicians Group, to build a collaborative culture that “moves as one”.
The UVACAP has evolved from a grassroots movement using appreciative inquiry methods to enhance patient care, teaching, and research at the University of Virginia. The Center’s mission is to promote appreciative practices in the care of patients, in the education and training of health care professionals, and to promote research into the effects of appreciative practice on patients, students, residents and staff.
The mission of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania is to promote research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology, resilience and grit. Dr. Martin Seligman is the director of the center and Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The Positive Psychology Center promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology.
The 5 course specialization covers the key theories and research in the field of positive psychology as well as opportunities for application. Course topics include
• Positive Psychology: Martin E.P. Seligman’s Visionary Science with Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman
• Positive Psychology: Applications and Interventions with Dr. James Pawelski
• Positive Psychology: Character, Grit and Research Methods with Dr. Angela Duckworth & Dr. Claire Robertson-Kraft
• Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills with Dr. Karen Reivich
• Positive Psychology Specialization Project with Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman