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  1. Positive Psychology

  2. Happiness isn’t the Negation of Unhappiness neurosis, anger, anxiety, wellbeing, satisfaction, joy depression, psychosis excitement, happiness • Focus on weaknesses • Overcoming deficiencies • Avoiding pain • Running from unhappiness • Neutral state (0) as ceiling • Tensionless as ideal • Focus on strengths • Building competencies • Seeking pleasure • Pursuing happiness • No ceiling • Creative tension as ideal • ___________________0____________________ + Disease Model Health Model

  3. The Hamburger Model Benefit + • Rat Race • No pain, no gain • Hedonism • Seek only pleasure, avoid pain • Devoid of challenge, life ceases to feel meaningful • Nihilism • Give up on happiness • Resign to the belief that life has no meaning • Happiness • Present gain, future gain • Ideal!!! Detriment Benefit - + - Detriment In which quadrant or two do you spend most of your time?