“How’s work going for you these days?”. Psychologist Barry Nierenberg says that if you understand the science of well-being, this question can be the launching pad to make good things better and bad things less frustrating. Each of us can assess how we’re doing and—most importantly— maximize the factors which bring us a sense of well-being and minimize the disappointments that diminish us.”
Barry runs the Study Center in Positive Psychology at Nova University. In this week’s Livelihood Show, he shares some of the exciting new research: by understanding the characteristics of people who are thriving at work, and the characteristics of work places which allow their employees to flourish, we can make our own well-being at work our personal performance objective.
Take a listen to the in-depth interview below:
You don’t have to wait to be ‘empowered’. Each of us can increase our fulfillment and well-being in the workplace through our own actions and decisions. Even when the work is hard and frustrating– whether you work for someone else or you have your own business– a sense of well-being is always a reasonable personal performance objective.
Dr. Barry Nierenberg, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor of Psychology within the Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies, where he leads the Study Center in Positive Psychology- an emerging field of study which focuses on what makes people thrive and groups flourish.
He holds a Diplomate in Rehabilitation Psychology, is a member of the Executive Board of the American Board of Rehabilitation Psychology.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Nierenberg held numerous leadership positions as a psychologist and director of training , working with other healthcare professionals in hospitals across the country. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Florida Department of Health’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council where he previously held the post of Chairman.
He is a Past President of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Rehabilitation Psychology. His research interests are focused on the interplay of biopsychosocial factors in chronic illness, wellness and disease
When he turned 40, he reclaimed a dream and took up the saxophone. He now plays a rock and roll tenor sax with fellow musicians at gigs including university events, professional conferences and local bars.
And perhaps best of all: Barry Nierenberg and Marcy Rosenbaum celebrated their 26th wedding anniversary this month.
For more information about Dr. Nierenberg at Nova Southeastern University http://cps.nova.edu/faculty/profile/nierenberg.html