(Editor’s Note: we are pleased to bring you this article thanks to our collaboration with Greater Good Science Center).
A Course Correction for Positive Psychology
A review of Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being.
- By Jill Suttie
As president of the American Psychological Association in 1998, Martin Seligman challenged the psychological community to radically change its approach. For too long, he charged, psychology had been preoccupied solely with relieving symptoms of mental illness; instead, he believed it should explore how to thrive in life, not just survive it. He called for a psychology that would uncover what makes people creative, resilient, optimistic, and, ultimately, happy. The “positive psychology” movement was born.
Yet in his latest book, Flourish, Seligman tries to provide something of a course correction for positive psychology. [Read more…] about A Course Correction for Positive Psychology: A Review of Martin Seligman’s Latest Book