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Positive Psychology Lab

"A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe."

- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


About Us

Dr. Myriam Mongrain's Positive Psychology Lab is a group of passionate, motivated, and multi-faceted individuals who conduct research on a variety of topics related to human flourishing and its absence (languish). We are made up of a team of doctoral, master's, and undergraduate students. Our research focuses on the integration of the positive and the existential aspects of human lives.

Positive Psychology Lab News

Dr. Mongrain is a Topic Editor for the journal Frontiers in Psychology. The second series on the Science of Compassion was published in 2023 with cutting-edge research on the subject (

Her editorial summarizes the contributions within this series: (

Visit the Global Compassion Coalition for exciting news and advances in the promotion of compassion worldwide:


Link to Dr. Mongrain's latest chapter (2023) in the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (2nd Edition): (

Acts of Kindness Can Reduce Depression (Published in August 2022)


Dr. Mongrain is a Topic Editor for the journal Frontiers in Psychology on the topic of compassion. The call to authors is pasted below.  See the previous edition published in 2021!  (

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