Introduction to the Special Issue on Positive Psychology

Author/s:

Datu, Jesus Alfonso*
Guest Editor, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (jess.datu@yahoo.com)

Abstract:

Psychologists recognized the practical utility of highlighting positive traits, positive emotions and enabling institutions with the emergence of Positive Psychology (Seligman, Steen, Park, & Peterson, 2005). As opposed to the symptom-reduction thrust of the psychopathology model, the current paradigm endorses the promotion of holistic well-being to optimize psychological wellness. That said, this Introduction to the Special Issue on Positive Psychology discusses seven articles to further examine and advance conceptual, empirical and theoretical understanding in the study of positive psychological outcomes.

Keywords: wellness; positive psychology

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsp.2012.295

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