30 Jan Happiness and Positive Psychology Conference
Have you heard all this hoopola lately about Happiness? You can’t get away from it. There is the Happiness project, best selling books on Happiness, and even the most popular course at Harvard is about… more Happiness. Apparently, after eight years of focusing on fear, anger and suspicion, we need some serious training to elevate our moods back to where they belong.
Over the weekend, I attended a conference about Positive Psychology, a relatively new addition to the field, and one that is receiving lots of attention. Essentially, instead of psychologists spending all their time focusing on really fun stuff like anger, depression and fear, as well as classifying mental disorders, they’ve decided to dedicate some serious research to the upper end of the emotional spectrum. Positive psychology studies areas like learned optimism, authentic happiness, character virtues, and “transformational positivity”.
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