Positive Psychology

For many years, people have associated the word psychology with the study and treatment of mental conditions and disorders such as anxiety, autism, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). But in recent years, psychology has shifted to include not just helping those who are struggling to become happier and healthier but to maintain happiness in those who are not struggling. This is referred to as positive psychology.

Also known as the science of happiness, this method of psychology concentrates on the focus of good behaviors and aspects rather than negative. In short, it is the study of how to help people live their best life. Research has shown that people who are happier are most often healthier. Additionally, happy people tend to have better relationships, both in their personal life and work life. And where work is concerned, happy employees do not miss as many days of work, are not as likely to quit and are more constructive. People who are happier are generally mindful of their emotions, and of other’s emotions. They can take stock of their emotions and choose to focus on the positive.

There are many ways to learn more about this method of psychology. There are online and on campus classes taught by positive psychologists. These classes are often free, besides paying for a certificate if you would like one. There are also lectures you can watch online. There have been numerous books published on the subject. Additionally, there are online articles and blogs you can visit, including https://positivepsychologyprogram.com.