The Science of Happiness (Positive Psychology) summed up

The Science of Happiness (Positive Psychology) summed up

by Jeremy McCarthy and Positive Psychology News Daily

I_ã_ve been thinking about how to sum up the main topics of positive psychology. Many people think of Chris Peterson_ã_s three word summary, _ã–Other people matter._㝠This phrase, powerful in its brevity, captures some of the incredible findings to date on the impact of our relationships on our overall well-being. But after a year of extensive study in a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree program, I have been trying to process and assimilate all that I have learned . . . and I can_ã_t possibly sum it up in only three words.

Five Questions of Positive Psychology

When I am trying to tell someone else about positive psychology, I find myself repeatedly asking five questions that help me capture, categorize, and remember much of what I learned. The questions are:

  1. How do you relate to others? (a.k.a. the _ã–other people matter_㝠question.)
  2. What are you thankful for?
  3. What are you good at?
  4. What are you hoping for?
  5. What does it all mean?

These questions are as close as I have come to summing up positive psychology.

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