22 Jul Positive Psychology 101 – an introduction to the science of happiness
The Examiner.com has just published this great summary/introduction to positive psychology and the science of happiness…
As overwhelmed as we are with what often seems like a never-ending avalanche of negativity, many of us may be surprised to find out that there’s a relatively new branch of psychological study dedicated to identifying and classifying the basic, constant and driving forces behind happiness. Called “Positive Psychology,” a term originally coined by Abraham Maslow in his theories on the hierarch of needs (see a brief explanation of how this fits in relationships and personal growth here), the movement has been the focus of both Dr. Martin Seligman and his Positive Psychology Center, based in the University of Pennsylvania, since about 1998.
To read more about how positive psychology is helping us better understand happiness – click here