Category Archives: Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities.” Positive psychologists seek “to find and nurture genius and talent” and “to make normal life more fulfilling” rather than merely treating mental illness. Positive psychology is primarily concerned with using the psychological theory, research and intervention techniques to understand the positive, adaptive, creative and emotionally fulfilling aspects of human behavior.

Five Keys to Living In Balance

Transform and Heal Yourself, Your Life, and the Planet with these five keys to living in balance from Deepak Chopra. 1. Know that the world “out there” reflects your reality “in here.” The people you react to most strongly, whether with love or hate, are projections of your inner world....
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Positive Psychology and Happiness 101

There is a distinction between feeling good, which according to positive psychologists only creates a hunger for more pleasure, and doing good, which can lead to lasting happiness. Positive psychology brings the same attention to positive emotions (happiness, pleasure, well-being) that clinical psychology has always paid to the negative ones (depression,...
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Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a recent branch of psychology whose purpose was summed up in 1998 by Martin Selegman andMihaly Csikszentmihalyi: “We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities.” ¬†Positive psychologists seek “to...
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