Positive Psychology

June 3, 2010

Who would have thought – instead of focusing on the negatives of behavior, there’s a way to focus on the positives and shape jobs and people to flow towards more where they want to be, and to focus on what they’re good at.

Enter Positive Psychology. Here’s one such source at the Positive Psychology Center.

From the Center’s website:

Positive Psychology has three central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance.

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