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Positive Psychology. 2014. With Ed Wohlmuth. “…On the shoulders of giants”.

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Positive psychology

Positive Psychology

2014

With Ed Wohlmuth

“…On the shoulders of giants”

Presentation adapted and inspired by the writings of Martin Seligman, Tal Ben Shahar, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Barbara Fredrickson, Jonathan Haidt, Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, William Glasser, Dan Gilbert, and others.


Our journey
Our Journey

  • Is this class another thing to do or your chance to tip the scales on happiness?

  • Our challenge and Opportunity: winter and waning energy

  • Knowledge, application, assessment

Bridging the ivory tower and main street

Rigor of academe



The Road to Positive Psychology

  • Humanistic Psychology (50’s)

  • (The Third Force)

    • Reaction to behaviorism (First Force)

    • Reaction to psychoanalysis (Second Force)

  • Lacked rigorous methodology

April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970 (62)

Jan.8, 1902 –

Feb. 4, 1987 (85)


Martin Seligman

Ellen Langer

The Road to Positive Psychology

The Scientific Study of Optimal Human Functioning – M Seligman

MPS


Commercial break
Commercial Break…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=yIutgtzwhAc


Meaning

Positive institutions:

love relationship, family, school work, community

Pleasure

Strengths

Positive Traits:

Character, virtues, talents, interests, values

Positive subjective experiences

Pleasure, enjoyment, happy, fulfilled


Why Positive Psychology?

  • Balancing attention between disorder research and wellness research

  • Happiness is not the negation of unhappiness

  • Cultivating capacity-positive emotion and relationships

Psychological Abstracts

(1967-2000)

  • Anger: 5,584

  • Anxiety: 41,416

  • Depression: 54,040

  • Joy: 415

  • Happiness: 1,710

  • Life satisfaction: 2,582



Why Positive Psychology depression, 94% debilitating stress?

Depression 10 times higher today than 1960


Why Positive Psychology depression, 94% debilitating stress?

  • Mean age for depression today is 14.5 (compared to 29.5 in 1960)


Scope of Psychology depression, 94% debilitating stress

neurosis, anger, anxiety, wellbeing, satisfaction, joy

depression, psychosis excitement, happiness

  • _______________________ 0 ____________________ +

Disease Model Health Model

Focus on strengths

Focus on weaknesses

Overcoming deficiencies

Avoiding pain

Running from unhappiness

Neutral state (0) as ceiling

Tensionless as ideal

Building competencies

Seeking pleasure

Pursuing happiness

No ceiling

Creative tension as ideal


For next class
For Next Class… depression, 94% debilitating stress

Read Chapter 1 of Happier


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