Positive Psychology is a scientific study based on the work founded by Martin Seligman and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. It is a way of exploring the positive aspects of the self and not just merely human dysfunction. Positive psychology is a call for psychological science and practice to be as concerned with strengths as with it is with weakness and to focus on building the best things in life, as well as repairing the worst. It is based on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play. This means I will explore with you an understanding of your unique positive individual traits that 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.
This particular area of psychology focuses on human prospering, the capacity to thrive that is centered on helping people become happier.
Positive psychology can have a range of real-world applications in areas including depression and anxiety, education, therapy, self-help, stress management and workplace issues.
Psychology Today, A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson,