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Title: About Positive Psychology (Info Sheet)

Description: Psychotherapy has for some time focused on an individual?s troubles with a view to helping the person deal with weaknesses. In general, too little attention has been given to the idea that increasing an individual?s strengths with a view to helping the person find happiness may be beneficial. (The emphasis on happiness stresses more than just feeling good. Happiness is associated with wellbeing ? health, success, extroversion.) This focus is a major concern of positive psychology. See http://www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/positivepsychology.pdf for more infomation. Keywords: Health, behavior, healthy, policy, prevention, resilience, children, youth, health policy, youth policy

Access at:   http://www.smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/positivepsychology.pdf  1 pp.