Judging the efficacy and ethics of positive psychology for government policymaking

Authored by: Mark D. White

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138961432
eBook ISBN: 9781315659794
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Since the early days of the discipline, psychology has focused primarily on the negative aspects of the human mind: psychoses, neuroses, and the like. This was eminently reasonable: If the goals of a discipline are to improve human well-being and functioning, addressing conditions that impair those things will likely receive top priority at first.

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