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Positive Psychology:A New Trend in Psychology

Li Jinzhen,Wang Wenzhong,Shi Jiannong   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101
  • Received:2002-09-18 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2003-05-15 Published:2003-05-15
  • Contact: Wang Wenzhong

Abstract: Positive psychology is a science concerning on positive features such as human virtue and strength that make life worth living. It was proposed by Martin E.P. Seligman and is widely studied in contemporary psychology. Current researches mainly focus on : 1) positive emotions and experiences; 2) positive personality; 3) positive emotions and health; and 4) creativity and talent. In this article, the history, fields, goals, as well as research advances of positive psychology were reviewed. It aimed to serve as a reference for the studies in this area in our country.

Key words: positive psychology, emotions, personality, health, creativity

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