Course Guide

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychology is the study of what brings greater happiness and fulfilment in life.  

Positive psychologists aim to find and nurture genius and talent, and help people leading normal, everyday lives do even better. Their concern is with wellness rather than illness. Hence, positive psychology focuses on what’s going right in a person’s life and building on that to achieve greater happiness. Positive psychology is particularly concerned with enabling three aspects of an individual’s life: 

  1. Positive experiences that bring joy, love and inspiration to people’s lives. 
  1. Positive states and traits such as gratitude, resilience, compassion, and creativity. 
  1. Positive work environments which apply positive principles within entire organisations and institutions. 

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