In recent years, scholars within positive psychology have been adopting a more nuanced view of positive and negative, recognizing that positive qualities can sometimes be harmful and negative mental states can sometimes contribute to human flourishing.
What is Positive Psychology?
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Tal Ben-Shahar is deeply humble, but he mesmerized a standing-room-only audience eager to learn about the science and practical steps necessary to experience greater well-being. Then Julie Rice interviewed Tal in a riveting discussion on happiness. I shall cover 3 of his 5 major points in this article and return on Thursday with the rest.
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Morgan Mitchell’s Newsweek article, The ‘Tyranny’ of Positive Thinking can Threaten Your Health and Happiness makes a fundamental error concerning the definition of positive psychology. I wish to correct that error.