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Unformatted text preview: Positive psychology focuses on people’s abilities to be positive human beings—to make changes in their lives that benefit themselves, their families, and the world around them. The strategies of positive psychology as I understand it from our weeks reading materials, focuses on the why’s of human behavior, human freedom, human limits, along with the initiative and human values. People tend to be curious about the underlying causes of both good and bad behaviors, and to wonder about how much control we really have over our behavior. Positive psychologists assume that people can choose, change, and control their life’s direction, which validates efforts to build human strengths and foster civic virtues, according to our weeks reading material. We value our freedom and resist others’ efforts to restrict it. Choice, change, and control are three factors, which affects our sense of personal freedom. Decision-making is central to human experience. Autonomy seems to be a fundamental human need that is important to well-central to human experience....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2010 for the course PSY 210 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Spring '10