Tuesday, July 22, 2008

what Psychology can do for us?

Martin Seligman talks about psychology -- as a field of study as it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become.! Talking about Happiness = Pleasant Life (positive emotions) + Good Life (work, love, leisure..) + Meaning of Life .

Martin Seligman founded the field of positive psychology and has devoted later part of his career to furthering the study of positive emotion, positive character traits, and positive institutions. It's a fascinating field of study that had few empirical, scientific measures -- traditional clinical psychology focusing more on the repair of unhappy states than the propagation and nurturing of happy ones.