What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and what makes people flourish.

Psychologists have traditionally spent a great deal of their time classifying problems and identifying what’s wrong with people. Positive Psychology is a new branch of research that focuses on the other side of that coin: classifying strengths, and identifying the factors that lead to lives of well-being, happiness and flourishing.

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Positive Psychology recognizes this simple principle: It is not enough to say ‘no’ to symptoms of illness and to what makes us unhappy. We need to start saying ‘yes’ to what works for us and to the things that really matter to our well-being.

Read: How is it different from Positive thinking?

Follow the links below to learn more about Positive Psychology.

History of Positive Psychology
The Birth of Positive Psychology 
Theory of Well-being and Flourishing
Well-Being Theory
Martin Seligman Positive Psychology Center
Martin Seligman Talks About Psychology Today