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Terapia psicológica

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PARK, Nansook; PETERSON, Christopher  and  SUN, Jennifer K. Positive Psychology: Research and practice. Ter Psicol [online]. 2013, vol.31, n.1, pp.11-19. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082013000100002.

Building and sustaining a good life are goals shared by all individuals and societies. The good life is happy, healthy, productive and meaningful, and it entails more than the mere absence of disease, disorder, and problems. Traditional approaches in psychology largely focus on identifying problems and reducing them. What is needed is a new kind of science and practice that expands and complements existing problem-focused approaches. The new field of positive psychology has the potential to fill this need. In this article, we provide an overview of positive psychology, its main concepts, current research findings, and practical implications for building a good life.

Keywords : Positive psychology; Character strength; Good life; Well-being; Health.

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