Acc 561 broadening your perspective week 4

Publish or perish should not mean anywhere at any cost. Their primary interest resides in enhancement, not remediation. The focus on highly talented children also disappears. In other words, we need a sensible classification of the strengths" Seligman,p.

One expects less and less from people" Maslow,p. Low performance teams end up in point attractor dynamics, medium performance teams in limit cycle dynamics, and high performance teams in complexor dynamics. The second problem is one of means. It was from the study of neurotics and other sick people that we learned most of what we know about personality and motivation" Maslow,p.

Enlarging on these three aspects, Comptonp. At the individual level, positive psychology focuses on a study of positive individual traits, or the more enduring and persistent behavior patterns seen in people over time. By ignoring or reinterpreting our experiences of it, they hold, we transform evil into good" Pawelski,p.

A positive psychology is at least available today though not very widely.

At the group level it is about the civic virtues and the institutions that move individuals toward better citizenship: Do our cultural and religious writings about self—actualization, about wisdom and about creating an art of life yield a taxonomy?

Rather it is a demand for realism in the best sense of the word. A good starting point for the present discussion, then, is to ask why we ever got ourselves into this difficult, intellectually treacherous business of positive mental health.

He points to companies, including FedEx, Adobe and IBM, that are hiring "happiness coaches" to work with employees, schools that are embedding positive psychology in their curriculum and the Army, which is hoping to reach all its 1. The second is supplementing the available techniques for therapy by training practitioners to identify and build strengths explicitly and systematically.

Freud generalized too much from neurotic people. Positive psychology is thus an attempt to urge psychologists to adopt a more open and appreciative perspective regarding human potentials, motives, and capacities p. The positive psychology movement represents a new commitment on the part of research psychologists to focus attention upon the sources of psychological health, thereby going beyond prior emphases upon disease and disorder.

Genius and talent have become almost dirty words now, and it is incumbent on psychologists to make them respectable concepts once more" Seligman,p.

It claims that there is a set of buffers against psychopathology: Rather than trying to agree on the elusive dimensions of tile good life, can we think instead of an array of paradigmatic "good lives," e. James was concerned laboratory approaches were too narrow and his solution was "to comb historical and biographical materials in search of accounts of individuals who have actually had the kinds of religious experiences he is studying.

These people are low in feelings and may be low in satisfaction as well; they are systematically undercounted and discriminated against by any theory or public policy heaven forbid! What is new is the hype and controversy which surrounds this discipline. Exactly repeated in Seligman,p.

See the annotated bibliography section C2 Handbooks:A comprehensive review of positive psychology. Positive psychology.

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