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Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.
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Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A., is a writer and psychologist with an addiction to academia. Her passion is helping people understand themselves better by bringing academic research into the public domain in an entertaining and relevant fashion. Adoree is currently obtaining a Master at Harvard University studying Comparative Ethics. She is interested in studying "The Good Life” through different religious traditions as well as different disciplines including religion, philosophy, positive psychology, and evolutionary psychology. She received her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a dual degree in Philosophy and Television. Her interest in psychology led her to obtain a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked in psychology research at a social psychology laboratory at Harvard University and her research on happiness, The 3P Model: A General Theory of Subjective Well-Being, has been published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. She also writes about well being and happiness in her blog Thriving101 at Currently, Adoree is the Co-Founder of Employ Insight, a technology start-up focused on improving employee engagement through the latest psychological research on workplace well being. She is a member of the New Media Council of the Producers Guild of America and the American Psychological Association. She also speaks and interviews on the subject of well being and Positive Psychology and has been featured in international publications.

Blog Entries by Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

The Spoiler Paradox: How Knowing a Spoiler Makes a Story Better, Not Worse

Posted August 23, 2011 | 10:03:00 (EST)

Storytelling is a universal human trait, spanning cultures, civilizations and time. We love a good story, and since we have been telling stories for thousands of years, we know what makes for a good story and exciting experience.

Or do we?

One of our favorite parts of a good story...

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Facebook Enhances Self-Esteem, Study Finds

Posted March 9, 2011 | 09:47:00 (EST)

Feeling down in the dumps and want to feel better? Log into Facebook and view your profile. Want to feel even better? Try editing your profile. A new study published in the February issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking found that viewing and editing your Facebook profile could boost...

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5 Scientific Reasons Why Breakups Are Devastating

Posted February 23, 2011 | 08:40:00 (EST)

Raise your hand if you've never heard any of the following lines, in one form or another:

  • Let's be friends.
  • I think we should see other people.
  • It's not you. It's me.
  • I just don't love you anymore.

If you've finished reading this list and your hand is raised,...

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