Historically, psychology has looked at life with a “disease” model, emphasizing depression, anxiety and mental illness. So psychology while meant to be the study of the human psyche and behavior only looked at the dysfunction. Positive psychology has corrected this imbalance and explores, for example constructs such as talent, strengths, creativity, wisdom and optimism.
Positive psychology focuses on the strengths people have when they are at their best and how to achieve their highest potential as they seek increased happiness at home and at work.
We recognize “ negative “ emotions and other unpleasant feelings as natural aspects of life. Positive psychology emphasizes the application of a “strengths science”, I.e. a study of what is right rather than what’s wrong with people.
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