18 Apr Happiness and the application of positive psychology
Psychology has traditionally targeted mental illness, but Psychology professor Martin Seligman is trying to turn this focus to “mental wellness.” (which includes, among a range of other positive emotions, happiness)
Seligman, who is considered the father of positive psychology and serves as the director of Penn Positive Psychology Center, continues to draw international attention to his theory of positive psychology. He argues that thinking positively and acting generous to others can lead to a more productive life and decrease mental health problems.
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