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What Is Positive Psychology?

Interview with Dr James Pawelski Since the introduction of positive psychology by Professor Martin Seligman at the turn of the century there has been an explosion of research published, interventions designed and case studies celebrated on how people can improve their wellbeing and flourish. As workplaces, governments and schools increasingly invest their resources in applying positive psy
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In 2009, in the Russian Press, Thierry Meyssan accused Professor Martin Seligman of having designed torture techniques which he tested at Guantánamo in his rôle as ex-President of the American Psychological Association. Mr. Seligman...

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