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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

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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