Unformatted text preview: central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance (“Positive psychology center”, 2007, para 1). References Positive psychology center. (February 20, 2007). University of pennsylvania , Retrieved from http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/index.html...
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Colina during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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