Appreciative Inquiry Meets Positive Psychology
A Dialogue between Diana Whitney and Barbara Fredrickson about Organizational Change, Transformation and Innovation
In the past three decades, Appreciative Inquiry has been used with great success in a range of fields. Its success has sparked questions about how it relates to other fields: What is the relationship of AI and the strengths movement? What are the similarities and differences between AI and positive psychology? This question has been the subject of an ongoing dialogue between Diana Whitney and Barbara Fredrickson. This article brings to life what they have shared with positive psychology students and AI practitioners as guest lecturers and special presenters for each others’ classes and workshops.