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Monday, July 10 • 14:30 - 15:00
2997 Systems Science Goes to the Movies: Using Positive Psychology to Bring Systems Science to Everyone AND 2995 A Re-Envisioning of Leverage Points using Positive Psychology

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Positive psychology provides a platform for bringing systems science to life. The field has rapidly captured the attention of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public. We suggest that positive psychology can add value to systems science by making tools and theories more useable, practical, and engaging.

Positive psychology examines what makes a good life. The field has developed numerous interventions and strategies to help people thrive. However, there is a tendency to focus on individuals, ignoring the complex context in which the person resides. Systems science has much to offer to research and practice in positive psychology, and yet the terms and concepts can be inaccessible.

The creativity of positive psychologists can help make systems tools and theories more approachable. For example, the Pixar movie “Inside Out” illustrates multiple perspectives within and between each character (personified as joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust characters within each person’s head), inter-relationships of the system (e.g., actions by the emotions impact how Riley behaves, and experiences impact the structure within Riley’s brain), and unintended consequences of a given action. This workshop will illustrate how movies and other mediums can strip away jargon and illustrate key systems principles in a more accessible manner.

Monday July 10, 2017 14:30 - 15:00 CEST
3rd Floor, Room SR 121, Institut für Computertechnik,TU Wien Gußhausstraße 27-29, 1040 Wien, Austria

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