Heroism and Positive Psychology [Podcast]


I had the honor of speaking with Emiliya Zhivotovskaya, founder and CEO of The Flourishing Center. This year, I became a Certified Applied Positive Psychology practitioner (CAPP) through The Flourishing Center. 

Positive psychology is the study of optimal human functioning, and many of the aspects of human behavior it studies are foundational to what it means to be heroic: growth mindset, resilience, a strong sense of purpose, the ability to set and achieve goals, and much more.

During this episode of The Flourishing Center podcast, I talked with Emiliya about how the growing fields of heroism science and positive psychology are related, and how both disciplines can be applied to help tackle men’s issues and even apply to the workplace.

Author: Anthony Simeone

I'm a writer, speaker, and an advocate for everyday heroism. I have over two decades of experience in the practical application of literature, philosophy, psychology, and other disciplines. The culmination of my work is the Live the Hero program, a life philosophy that promotes personal development combined with service to others. Live the Hero combines the wisdom found in the arts and humanities with the latest discoveries related to research in heroism science and positive psychology. You can learn more at livethehero.com.

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  1. Thank for sharing this post on positive psychology and heroism science! I really enjoy the subject of positive psychology, but had not previously heard of heroism science. I think that positive psychology really ties strongly into this interdisciplinary field of heroism science, and I believe that an increased understanding of these fields can help people live more meaningful and fulfilling lives. I write about topics pertaining to positive psychology in my own posts. Feel free to check out the content and leave any contributions that you would like. Great post, keep up the great work, and I hope that you are doing well!

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    1. Thank you for the follow and the comment! Yes, there’s a lot of synchronicity between these disciplines. I believe Positive Psychology is offering empirical evidence for what mythology has put forth as heroic behavior across time.

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      1. Very much so! It is very interesting to see how the heroic behavior you describe came about before the empirical evidence was there to back it up. The cross between the two is very fascinating to me. Thanks for the follow back and comment as well!

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