Among U.S. Exports in High Demand: Positive Psychology

Asian students come to U.S. to learn how positive psychology can be integrated into their culture

Jul 01, 2015, 09:20 ET from Potentia Labs

SAN DIEGO, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- People have been studying bad behavior for a long time. But what about studying good behavior? That's precisely what a group of students from Taiwan will be doing when they visit Southern California starting July 1, 2015.

The Asian students are from the Positive Psychology Center at Kaohsiung Medical University, the first and only positive psychology center in Taiwan. They will spend a week attending a series of positive psychology workshops sponsored by Potentia Labs, a skill-based e-learning platform based in Southern California.

"This marks the first time a group of students from Kaohsiung Medical University have come to the U.S. to discuss the cultural integration of positive psychology," said Dustin Milner, CEO of Potentia Labs.

The workshops will feature some prominent leaders in the field of positive psychology, including field pioneer Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, professor of psychology and management at Claremont Graduate University; Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, and author of the best-selling book "The How of Happiness," which has been translated and published in 22 countries; Corey L. M. Keyes, professor of sociology at Emory University in Georgia; Kim Cameron, professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan; and many other leading experts in the field.

"These luminaries in the study of positive psychology share in common the belief that psychology has — in the past — largely attended to fixing what is wrong and we need to make a shift toward focusing and building upon what is right," said Milner. "That's what the students are here to take in — and take home — to their university and their peers."

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