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Positive Psychology's New Approach

Positive Psychology's New Approach

  • Due to its fleeting and fickle nature, our levels of happiness cannot be gauged, measured or rated accurately.
  • While earlier psychology focused on the bad apples, emphasizing on psychopathology, a relatively new approach to psychology is positive in nature, and focuses on psychological health.
  • Positive psychology’s newer avatar focuses on the various virtues, meaning, resilience and well-being.

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