On Positive Psychology

What is positive psychology? Martin Seligman briefly reviews the history of psychology as a discipline, from its initial achievements measuring, discovering causes of, and inventing treatment for psychological disease, to a more modern approach focusing on positive emotion and practices. Seligman explores his field of study, highlighting the pursuit of meaning and engagement as the most important factors in life satisfaction.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Beneficial to understanding discipline of psychology as a whole
  • Publisher offers opportunity to flip lesson by constructing your own online assessment and additional resources
Cons

  • Very slow paced, making for a less-engaging presentation
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