Lecture 1- Introduction - Humanisticapproach/ ( people o...

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Positive Psychology Introduction – Jan 05 2015 Positive psychology – what happens and why do things go well in life Humanistic approach/ Maslow’s Self actualization Flip side of abnormal psychology (what happens when things go wrong with  people) o Statistical Criteria If they show excessive amount of negative emotions, anxiety Consider someone who displays excessive/above the average  mean in positive qualities (emotions/traits/cognitions) and below  the mean of negative emotions Exp. Self esteem (emotions considered as positive) o Personal Satisfaction If the individual is pleased and content with the emotions, traits  and the cognitions.  Mean measures – Subjective well being   - how satisfied are ind.  With their lives o Adaptive/adjustment criteria Criteria where our emotions/ thoughts are difficult to get along in 
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  • Winter '13
  • DAY
  • Psychology, Negative emotions, positive qualities, positive individual traits, Humanistic approach/ Maslow, Positive Psychology Introduction

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