Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is a form of psychology that emphasizes the positive aspects of a person’s life which enable them to thrive, such as character strengths, resilience, optimistic emotions, and positive coping strategies. It focuses on encouraging an individual to nurture their personal strengths as opposed to scolding them into fixing their deficiencies. While the focus of this branch of psychology is on promoting positive states of being, it does not recommend completely negating difficult or less desirable emotional states; rather, it asserts that people who promote their own strengths of character are better equipped to handle the inevitable fluctuations of life with more resilience. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.


Martin Seligman: ‘Flourishing—a New Understanding of Wellbeing’ at Happiness & Its Causes 2012

See Martin Seligman at an exclusive afternoon event in Sydney 18 April hosted by Happiness & Its Causes.


Martin Seligman: Wellbeing Before Learning; Flourishing Students, Successful Schools

Martin Seligman’s keynote address to the Wellbeing Before Learning; Flourishing students, successful schools conference


Happier Talk with Professor Barbara Fredrickson

Beyond the fact that feeling good feels good, what is the role of positive emotions? This is a question that psychology has largely ignored throughout its history focusing primarily on psychopathology, on anger, anxiety, sadness and such.


Dr. Maria Sirois and Dr. Randy Kamen: Finding Fulfillment and Joy in Midlife


Positive Psychology with Martin Seligman

Founder of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, shares his ground-breaking ideas to help us flourish as individuals and contribute to a happier world.


Martin Seligman at St Peter’s College

Adelaide Thinker in Residence Professor Martin Seligman presents his second public address on Positive Psychology at St Peter’s College, Adelaide.


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