Select Media about Senia Maymin, Ph.D.
|PBS’s This Emotional Life|
|Business Week on “How Positive Psychology Can Boost Your Business” (and PDF here)|
|The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch|
Samples of Articles Written by Senia Maymin, Ph.D.
- Senia Maymin and her coauthor Margaret Greenberg are the positive business columnists for Live Happy Magazine. Recent print columns:
- Trick Yourself into Getting Started
- A Positive Approach to Problems
- Live Happy blog posts: Blog posts
- These excerpts from Profit from the Positive by Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin, Ph.D., were originally published on PositivePsychologyNews.com:
- Performance Reviews that Energize
- Habits Can Beat Goals for Improving Performance
- Changing the Questions at Work
- Increase Your Team’s Productivity – It’s FRE(E)
- Manage Your Team’s Energy, Not Just the Work
Research Papers by Senia Maymin, Ph.D.
Maymin, S. (2013). Why Flimsy Frameworks Lead to Behavior Change for Stuck Individuals (Doctoral dissertation, Stanford University).
“… I argue that flimsy frameworks may propagate precisely because they are flimsy and non-threatening…. [T]his research demonstrates that individuals underestimate the expected effectiveness of a flimsy framework. Because flimsy frameworks feel non-threatening, such frameworks disinhibit individuals that are stuck into moving forward on their projects.”
Litt, A., Reich, T., Maymin, S., & Shiv, B. (2011). Pressure and perverse flights to familiarity. Psychological science, 22(4), 523-531.
“Under pressure, people often prefer what is familiar, which can seem safer than the unfamiliar. We show that such favoring of familiarity can lead to choices precisely contrary to the source of felt pressure, thus exacerbating, rather than mitigating, its negative consequences….”