Positive Psychology [chapter]

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jeanne Nakamura
2011 Designing Positive Psychology  
Positive Psychology has demonstrated its usefulness in studying and contributing to individual well-being. The next big challenge for this new field is to help improving the social and cultural conditions in which people live. Three specific goals are discussed: A more complete understanding of human nature; forging a more sustainable and more fair social contract; and a rediscovery of the joys of existence. If Positive Psychology will be able to support these goals, it will become an important
more » ... become an important contributor to the evolution of human consciousness and the evolution of culture.
doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0001 fatcat:scmzmzwz4bd2lalqp6cfvcv7va