Ripple's Effect by Shawn Achor

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The new dolphin at the aquarium, Ripple, is surprised that no one will play with her. No one plays or has any fun at all, because of Snark and his shiver of sharks. At first, Ripple is intimidated by their bullying, but her trainer reminds her that happiness is a choice, and that we can each make the world a better place because of who we choose to be. Choosing to have fun, Ripple challenges Snark to a staring competition—if she can make Snark smile, Ripple wins and everyone gets to play. If not, Snark’s no-fun rules will rule. Will Ripple’s smile be enough to save the day? What effect does YOUR smile have? The author of the national bestseller, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor spent over a decade at Harvard University studying happiness. While he’s been widely published, his research findings have never before been shared with children. Inspired to do just that, Shawn partnered with his sister, Amy Blankson, to get this valuable information into children’s minds early, so the next generation can understand—and harness—the power of positive psychology.
 

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Shawn Achor is the winner of over a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard. Shawn has become one of the world's leading expert on the connection between happiness and success. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular all time with over 4 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions. Shawn teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School, and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University. In 2007, Shawn founded Good Think to share his research with the world. Subsequently, Shawn has lectured or researched in 51 countries, speaking to CEOs in China, school children in South Africa, doctors in Dubai, and farmers in Zimbabwe. He has spoken to the Royal Family in Abu Dhabi, doctors at St. Jude Children's Hospital, and worked with the U.S. Department of Health to promote happiness. In 2012, Shawn helped lead the Everyday Matters campaign with the National MS Society and Genzyme to show how happiness remains a choice for those struggling with a chronic illness. Shawn graduated magna cum laude from Harvard and earned a Masters degree from Harvard Divinity School in Christian and Buddhist ethics. For seven years, Shawn also served as an Officer of Harvard, living in Harvard Yard and counseling students through the stresses of their first year. Though he now travels extensively for his work, Shawn continues to conduct original psychology research on happiness and organizational achievement in collaboration with Yale University and the Institute for Applied Positive Research.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Little Pickle Stories. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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[we] propose the mindfulness-to-meaning theory (MMT) for a specific and discrete aim: to provide a causal account for how mindfulness might promote the sense of eudaimonic meaning in the face of adversity...The MMT represents an evolution of the mindful coping model (Garland, Gaylord, & Park, 200...

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