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URL :  Positive Psychology: A Personal History
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Author : Martin E.P. Seligman
Detail : 2019 | PDF | 1.0 Mb | 27 pages

eBook License: Public Access from https://www.annualreviews.org/

As president of the American Psychological Association in 1998, I organized researchers and practitioners to work on building well-being, not just on the traditional task of reducing ill-being. Substantial research then found that well-being causes many external benefits, including better physical and mental health. Among the applications of Positive Psychology are national psychological accounts of well-being, Positive Psychotherapy, the classification of strengths and virtues, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, and Positive Education.

Positive Psychology has spread beyond psychology into neuroscience, health, psychiatry, theology, and even to the humanities. Positive Psychology has many critics, and I comment on the strongest criticisms. I conclude with the hope that the building of well-being will become a cornerstone of morality, politics, and religion. (From Author)

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Prologue: 1997–1998 - Beginnings: 1998–2000 - Early Progress: 2001–2010 – Perma - Applications: 2008–2018 - Criticisms of Positive Psychology – The Future of Positive Psychology
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