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The Beginning of Positive Psychology


The modern positive psychology movement began with Martin Seligman’s American Psychological Association’s (APA) Presidential address at the yearly conference in San Francisco, California. His speech was entitle Building Human Strength: Psychology’s Forgotten Mission (Seligman, 1998) and since then he has come to be known as the father of positive psychology with Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi. (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000)

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TED Talks – Martin Seligman on Positive Psychology


Marting Seligman TED TalksIn his appearance at TED Talks, psychologist Martin Seligman presented a compact introduction to what positive psychology is and why it matters. If you are already familiar with the field, you will find it a real treat to have your memory refreshed by the man who is considered to be the father of this organized re-balancing of psychology. Read the full story

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Martin Seligman


Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD
Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania

e-mail:
seligman[at]psych.upenn.edu
marty[at]apa.org

RESEARCH INTERESTS: positive psychology, optimism, learned helplessness, and depression Read the full story

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Martin Seligman – Quotes


“When well-being comes from engaging our strengths and virtues, our lives are imbued with authenticity.” (Seligman, 2002a, p. 9) Read the full story

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