A short​ introduction to positive psychology || Psychology

In today’s post about psychology, I want to share with you what is positive psychology. As you may already think it is about positive aspects of our life. I thought, well, why not talk about something that is more optimistic. We have Spring coming after all. Also, there is so much hate and negativity around us that a little bit of positivity is a nice change.

What is positive psychology?

This psychology discipline draws attention to human strengths. It is focused on good life and how to cause this living as well as positive emotions. Also, it searches how to create advantages and virtues in people. Positive psychology is looking for and improving all activities that support the development of the individual. Everything to increase the feeling of happiness in human’s life.

What are general scientific and research goals?

First of all, it studies positive side of human nature. Positive psychology tries to identify and develop a classification of strengths, values, and virtues of people. Secondly, it describes the specific positive experience, well-being and what „good life” really means. Last, but not least, it explains human functioning according to positive model. This model is not only helping people to get back to normal functioning and living but also it helps people to live a full life with experiencing happiness. What’s more, it helps to develop oneself throughout one’s life.

I must say that I really like this kind of psychology. I think nowadays it is very needed, yet not many people know that it exists. I am definitely writing more about it in my future posts, but for today that’s all.

Let me know what you think about it in comments down below.

 

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