What do dogs and improv have in common?

Maslow pays attention to his pack

Several years ago I enrolled in The Foundations of Positive Psychology. Not only was I about to adopt a thriving- versus deficit-based view of functioning, I was learning from one of the founders of the field of Positive Psychology, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Around campus, he goes by Mike.

While class predictably began with the explanation of why positive psychology is not the study of happiness…