Return to Main page. Compiled by William Tillier Calgary Alberta. June, 2012. Table of contents Return to top A). Several early contributions to positive psychology were important including works by Jahoda (1958) and Maslow (1954). Seligman introduced positive psychology as "a movement" during his term as president of the APA in 1998. Positive psychology has been extremely successful on a number of fronts including over 1000 publications, numerous special issues, numerous handbooks, etc. Psychological concerns with happiness did not originate with Seligman. It appears that from its inception, positive psychology has been plagued by a number of inherent and significant problems. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi criticized popular psychology and the various "unscientific" applications and self–help movements that developed as spinoffs of humanistic psychology. Positive experiences, positive emotions and strengths of character are also paramount in this approach. Common acronyms encountered: B).
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