Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Positive Psychology - Concept Brief

 Index of concepts
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 Concept Definition and Explanation


Psychology is closely associated with psychiatry and hence a lot of effort and research went into understanding how and why people lose their mental balance.


Positive psychology movement has emerged as a reaction to the emphasis that psychology has had on the negative, pathological aspects of human functioning and behaving. Martin Seligman of University of Pennsylvania is a leading thinker in this field.


The aim of positive psychology is to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals, groups, organizations, and communities to do better or thrive.


The three key levels of positive psychology are positive emotions, positive traits and positive institutions.


Visit Positive Psychology Center of UPenn









Positive Psychology at work by Sarah Lewis

Authentic Happiness: Using the new Positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment
Martin Seligman

Martin E.P. Seligman, Learned Optimism, Pocket Books, New York, 1998 (Original publication 1991)

Research Papers

Martin E.P. Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, "Positve Psychology," American Psychologist, January 2000,

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