Positive psychology: New worlds for old

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Title: Positive psychology: New worlds for old
Authors: Carr, Alan
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6548
Date: 2004
Abstract: Clinical Psychology has traditionally focused on psychological de ficits and disability. It has rarely privileged clients’ resilience, resourcefulness and capacity for renewal. In the USA Professor Martin Seligman and his colleagues have begun laying the foundations for a positive psychology to complement deficit - based a pproaches (Seligman & Peterson 2004; Snyder & Lopez, 2002). This new branch of psychology is primarily concerned with the scientific study of human strengths and happiness.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: The Psychological Society of Ireland
Keywords: Positive psychology;Policy implications
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Psychology Research Collection

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