Positive psychology

Parental Alienation

Positive psychology is “the scientific study of what makes life most worth living,”[1] or “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life”.[2] Positive psychology is concerned with eudaimonia, “the good life”, reflection about what holds the greatest value in life – the factors that contribute the most to a well-lived and fulfilling life.

Positive psychology began as a new domain of psychology in 1998 when Martin Seligman chose it as the theme for his term as president of the American Psychological Association.[3][4] Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi and Christopher Peterson are regarded as co-initiators of this development.[5] It is a reaction against psycho-analysis and behaviorism, which have focused on “mental illness”, meanwhile emphasising maladaptive behavior and negative thinking. It builds further on the humanistic movement, which encouraged…

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