For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on the darker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis and psychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association and inspired a movement to focus on the positives in human behaviour.
Positive Psychology For Dummies:
- Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positive mental attitude
- Provides key information on the origins, theory, methods, practitioners and results of positive psychology
- Demonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to hone positive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success in both your personal and working lives.
- Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get more out of their life, to psychology students or counsellors
About the author
Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top ten coaches.
Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UK leadership coach.