Assignment 1A .docx - A Critical Review: Shelly Gable and...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 8 pages.

A Critical Review: Shelly Gable and Jonathan Haidt’s ‘What (and Why) is positivePsychology?\1
A Critical Review: What (and Why) Is Positive Psychology?IntroductionThe article by Shelly Gable and Jonathan Haidt(2005) explores the understudiedperspective of Positive Psychology, which they define as the study of conditions andprocesses that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of individuals, groups andinstitutions (p.104). It forwards the idea there has been a greater focus on human and societalfoibles rather than its strengths and positive aspects. It posits compassion, distress anddisease, and the nature of the theories and frameworks of psychological processes,established by the founders of psychology, as contributing factors to the scepticism and lackof research within this perspective. This review will provide an evaluation on Gable andHaidt’s arguments about why positive psychology is a necessity within the discipline ofpsychology.SummaryGable and Haidt (2005) argue that traditional psychology focuses on humanweaknesses rather than the strengths of human nature. They identify three contributing factors

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

End of preview. Want to read all 8 pages?

Upload your study docs or become a

Course Hero member to access this document

Term
Fall
Professor
N/A
Tags
Psychology, Shelly L Gable, perspective of Positive Psychology

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture