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Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Not just about fixing what is wrong, but building on what is right. Absence of mental illness does not equal mental health. Focusing on strengths
personal characteristics that contribute to a person's happiness without diminishing the happiness of others
Character strengths can be utilised in daily life to be a happier person and lead a better life. The classification of character strengths helps to recognise them and use them more effectively.
implies that the mental health is the simply the absence of mental illness.
the powerful connection between relationships with others and personal happiness.
"A state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities and can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her own community." WHO 2001
The scientific study of what enables individuals and communities to thrive: Umbrella term covering many aspects of the scientific basis of building wellbeing It aims to shift overall mental health of whole population towards flourishing
A subjective experience Referred to as happiness, thriving, flourishing, SWB. PWB More than the absence of illness Variation in wellbeing - languishing to flourishing (Eudemonic and Hedonic approaches to wellbeing are combined to look at different aspects of wellbeing)
The area of psychology that specialises in helping people improve their sense of wellbeing and happiness
The state of being comfortable, healthy and happy
Behaviour, thoughts and emotions that help support a positive, effective and functional mental state
scientific study of human flourishing. The study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive.
Count your blessings, practice acts of kindness, savour life's joys, thank a mentor, learn to forgive, invest time and energy in friends & family, take care of your body, develop strategies for coping with stress and hardships.
Something that helps you appreciate more things in everyday living.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities and organisations to thrive.
Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and, therefore, deserves equal attention from psychologists
According to Barrett and Ollendick (2004) positive psychology has a very long past but only a very short history. The field was named in 1998 as one of the initiatives of Martin Seligman in his role as president of the American Psychological Association. One of the triggers for positive psychology was Seligman's realization that psychology since World War II had focused on much of its efforts on human problems and how to remedy them.
the scientific study of optimal human functioning; aims to discover and promote strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive -positive functioning
courage, optimism, interpersonal skill, work ethic, hope, honesty and perseverance
balanced, more complete view
the scientific study of human flourishing, with the goals of discovering and promoting strengths and virtues that help individuals and communities to thrive
the tendency to focus heavily on a person's negative attributes when forming a perception
wisdom and knowledge, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, transcendence
- Focus on alleviating the negative/illness/returning to non - disordered state VS - complementary focus on positive states & strengths - cultivating positive - Moving individuals forward
We overestimate the impact that future events have, but habituate to them. (over focus on accessible good points, pay little attain to dowsides)
50% genetics 10% + circumstantial 40% intentional activities/behaviours
is out of balance with to much focus on negative human behaviors.
positive human behaviors have negative motivations underlying them.
it is only through negative life events that people develop the capacity for goodness and achieve health and happiness.
- everything is above average - communicate good news more than bad news - people believe most events in their lives are positive
is preceded not real life. it has a positive and negative lifestyle
universal obsession nervous of humanity
Giving a child a compliment for a job well done
Getting paid for a completed task
Watching your favorite TV show after doing all your hw
Ancient Greeks and Chinese
general well being; a balance of the full range of human experiences and emotions.
aspects of life that are freely chosen and intristically motivating.
a response of the whole organism, involving (1) physiological arousal, (2) expressive behaviors, and (3) conscious experience
the theory that our experience of emotion is our awareness of our physiological responses to emotion-arousing stimuli
the theory that an emotion-arousing stimulus simultaneously triggers (1) physiological responses and (2) the subjective experience of emotion