What Is Positive Love?

What Is Positive Love?

Positive Psychology and Love To be or not to be in love? That is the question. Everyone knows love is good for you but what does positive psychology say about. Let’s kick start the process of love with some philosophical references such as Irving Singer (1984) who...
Is Positive Wellbeing Possible?

Is Positive Wellbeing Possible?

Positive psychology has an abundance of theoretical knowledge on eudaimonic wellbeing. Aristotle postulated that eudaimonic wellbeing was the notion derived from daimon meaning true nature leading a virtuous life with meaning to it. Postulating that authentic...
Building One’s Motivation

Building One’s Motivation

What does positive psychology say about motivation? Motivation is an imperative aspect of human functioning without it we would seize to do the most important tasks in our lives. So what is it? And where does positive psychology take it? Positive psychology has...
The Power Of Self-Belief

The Power Of Self-Belief

What does positive psychology say about self-belief? Positive psychology advocates human flourishing (Seligman, 1998), which also directs us towards changing our bad habits into good habits for the purpose of optimal wellbeing. Thus building self belief into a pro...
Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism is a word that has such powers that it can change your mind set to “I cannot do” to “I can do this” How do we do this and what does positive psychology say about this process of change? Martin Seligman (1998) the founding father of positive psychology...
Grief: How to cope with it

Grief: How to cope with it

Theoretical models for grief Some early ideas on grief advocate a cognitive adaptation theory (CAT) (1983) that postulates that after a trauma comes personal growth permeated through maintenance of self-protection processes and the boost of self-esteem (Taylor, 1983)....