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Prof. Dr. Willibald Ruch


Zurich studies in Positive Psychology



Positive Psychology emerged as a name for a research field within psychology 15 years ago but is based on older traditions and research programs within psychology. The talk will give an overview of research conducted in W. Ruch's  laboratory which is related to positive emotions, the assessment of character strengths and verification of the model, selected strengths (like humor and appreciation of excellence and beauty), positive interventions and character training, and application of positive psychology in schools and the workplace.