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The present study aims to present paradigm shifts from the authentic happiness theory to the well-being theory , both developed in Positive Psychology by Martin Seligman.
The well-being theory adds fulfillment and interpersonal relationships to the elements already included in the first theory positive emotions, engagement and meaning , highlighting that well-being does not depend only on individual aspects but on issues related to context and interpersonal relationships. Well-being theory opens the possibility of developing public policies related to promotion of quality of life without ruling out the need for constant review of such approach.
Positive Psychology, considered one of the most recent approaches in psychology, has been prominent since the late s. At the end of the s, Martin E.
Seligman, in the United States, legitimized the use of this term to denote a theoretical approach proposed for the understanding of the human being. According to Sheldon and King , Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the ordinary human strengths and virtues.
For Seligman , Positive Psychology is the study of feelings, emotions, institutions and positive behaviors that have human happiness as their final goal. For Snyder and Lopez , p. Also according to these authors, the science and practice of Positive Psychology are directed toward the identification and understanding of human qualities and virtues, as well as promoting conditions for people to have happier and more productive lives.
From this perspective, the meaning of happiness is not understood as something fleeting and fluctuating but as a relatively permanent feeling experienced over time. Historically, it can be said that the movement known as Positive Psychology was developed from the s by Martin Seligman, then the president of the American Psychological Association APA , along with other prominent researchers in the international arena, such Da felicidade autentica ao bem-estar: a psicologia positiva em florescimento.
Date: October-December Document Type: Article. Length: 6, words. Abstract The present study aims to present paradigm shifts from the authentic happiness theory to the well-being theory , both developed in Positive Psychology by Martin Seligman.
Keywords: Happiness, well-being, health promotion, Positive Psychology. From authentic happiness to well-being: the flourishing of positive psychology The Positive Psychology Perspective Positive Psychology, considered one of the most recent approaches in psychology, has been prominent since the late s. Access from your library This is a preview. Get the full text through your school or public library. Source Citation Scorsolini-Comin, Fabio, et al. Accessed 5 June
Da felicidade autentica ao bem-estar: a psicologia positiva em florescimento
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