Positive Psychology: History, Basic Concepts, Therapeutic Process, Criticisms and ContributionsJournal: Humanistic Perspective (Vol.2, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2020-06-17
Authors : Ramazan DEMİR Fulya TÜRK;
Page : 108-125
Keywords : Positive psychology; positive; Martin Seligman; strengths aspects; well-being;
The aim of this study is to introduce positive psychology generally. In this regard firstly, it is included the biography of Martin Seligman and positive psychology is introduced. Then, historical process which has some ideas contrubuting to positive psychology is discussed. In the following section, concepts which are common and under the roof of positive psychology have been mentioned. After the evaluation of the view of positive psychology to human nature, therapeutic relationship and purposes are focused on. This is followed with therapeutic process and intervention methods. At the related part, therapy approaches which are evaluated under the roof of positive psychology and intervention methods which are used in positive pschology have been mentioned. Then, criticisms on positive psychology have been focused. Finally, the study has been finished with the closing part.
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