Positive Psychology

Positive psychology revisits “the average person,” with an interest in finding out what works, what’s right, and what’s improving.  It asks, “What is the nature of the effectively functioning human being, successfully applying evolved adaptations and learned skills?  And, how do we explain the fact that, despite all the difficulties, the majority of people manage to live lives of dignity and purpose?” Kennon M. Sheldon, University of Missouri, and Laura King, Southern Methodist University, 2001.

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