Christopher Peterson's "Primer for Positive Psychology" Book Review by supercalifragilistic

Christopher Peterson's "Primer for Positive Psychology"
This paper reviews the textbook "Primer for Positive Psychology" by positive psychologist Christopher Peterson, one of the founders of the discipline of positive psychology.
# 97730 | 1,375 words | 0 sources | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Psychology (Theory)

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This paper explains that Christopher Peterson in "Primer for Positive Psychology" not only attempts to define positive psychology but also shows how it can be applied to a person's daily life and how it is instrumental in the understanding of happiness. The author points out that the initial purpose of Peterson's narrative is to explain how positive psychology evolved from the primary study of social and cognitive psychology. The paper relates that Peterson makes clear that, while traditional psychology has focused on illness, positive psychology takes a "longitudinal" approach to the examination of happiness and well-being.

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