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EP09 Workshop 35 – Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions – Martin Seligman, PhD

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Psychology |  Workshops |  Positive Psychology |  Depression |  Happiness |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2009
Martin Seligman, PhD
2 Hours 06 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2009
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Happiness can be usefully dissolved into the Pleasant Life (Positive Emotions), the Engaged Life, and the Meaningful Life.The mission of Positive Psychology is to understand and build these three lives. Dr. Seligman will describe interventions that raise happiness, so defined, and will detail their effects on depression.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe the mission of Positive Psychology.
  2. To describe two interventions that build happiness and fight depression.

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Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D in Psychology, is the Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology and Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focuses on positive psychology, learned helplessness, depression, and optimism. He is a best-selling author of several books, including Flourish. He received the American Psychological Society’s William James Fellow Award for basic science and Cattell Award for the application of science, and two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association. In 1996, Seligman was elected President of the American Psychological Association by the largest vote in modern history. His current mission is the attempt to transform social science to work on the best things in life – strengths, positive emotion, good relationships, meaning, and human flourishing.