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Positive Psychology



Positive Psychology




What is Positive Psychology?



The Positive Psychology Center at The University of Pennsylvania, defines positive psychology as the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. To appreciate the levels at which positive psychology operates we can turn to the thoughts of two of the leading commentators on the subject Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who note that:



"The field of positive psychology at the subjective level is about valued subjective experiences: well-being, contentment, and satisfaction (in the past); hope and optimism (for the future); and flow and happiness (in the present). At the individual level, it is about positive individual traits: the capacity for love and vocation, courage, interpersonal skill, aesthetic sensibility, perseverance, forgiveness, originality, future mindedness, spirituality, high talent, and wisdom. At the group level, it is about the civic virtues and the institutions that move individuals toward better citizenship: responsibility, nurturance, altruism, civility, moderation,tolerance, and work ethic."



Interview With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi



Interview With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


See following link for a fascinating interview with Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, in which he shares the stories behind his scientific interests, sources of scientific ideas and the process of promoting the concepts he had written about. 


Interview With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi





Quality Positive Psychology Resources



Positive Psychology


The mission of the Positive Psychology Center (PPC) at the University of Pennsylvania is to promote research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology. The PPC is internationally recognized for empirical studies in Positive Psychology and resilience and the Center’s scholars are world-renowned experts in the fields of Positive Psychology, resilience, and grit.

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The Promise of Positive Psychology


Click Here to download and read a very insightful article on positive psychology by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi





Recommended Reading



Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths


The fully updated Third Edition of this best seller covers the science and application of positive psychology and presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and strengths through a culturally competent lens. The authors bring positive psychology to life by addressing important issues such as how positive psychology can improve schooling and the workplace, as well as how it can promote flourishing in day-to-day life. 


Throughout the book, well-crafted exercises allow readers to apply major principles to their own lives. The book also explores various positive conditions within multiple cultural contexts, such as happiness and well-being, and processes related to mindfulness, wisdom, courage, and spirituality.


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Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths




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