It’s not about Positive Thinking

What is Positive Psychology?


Despite a common misconception, positive psychology is not a synonym to positive thinking. In 1998, Dr. Martin Seligman, who was the president of the American Psychology Association (APA), realized that traditional psychology was not enough. While necessary and important to fix what’s broken, it’s also important to have a scientific study that focuses on what’s right.

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and organizations to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that every person, relationship or organization has unique strengths. It provides tools and techniques to cultivate these strengths and enhance experience, meaning and engagement in life and the workplace.

Recommended Ted Talks:

The Happy Secret to Better work  – Ted talk by Dr. Shawn Achor:

The new Ear of Positive Psychology by Dr. Martin Seligman

Additional Resources – The university of Pennsylvania