Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology

Positive psychology

Positive psychology is the branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life, rather than treating mental illness. The focus of positive psychology is on personal growth rather than on pathology, as is common among other frameworks within the field of psychology.

Positive psychology is a relatively new field of academic study with the first positive psychology summit taking place in 1999 and the first International Conference on Positive Psychology taking place in 2003.
The findings of positive psychology indicate that happiness is improved and affected in a large number of different ways. Social ties with a spouse, family, friends and wider networks through work, clubs or social organisations are of particular importance. Happiness increases with increasing financial income but reaches a plateau at which point no further gains are made. Physical exercise is correlated with improved mental well being as is living in flow and meditation.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Positive_psychology

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