Alec Baker, Psy.D.

Negative Reports of Positive Psychology Show Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Negative Reports of Positive Psychology Show Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

Misunderstanding and ignorance of the field of Positive Psychology has led many people to believe that it is all about wishful thinking, and “putting on a happy face” until your problems magically vanish. Media such as “The Secret” has corrupted the science behind Positive Psychology into a crowd-pleasing, for-profit product. Instead of the “genie’s lamp” most people think of, Positive Psychology is actually the study of discovering how people can live up to their full potential by being happier, healthier, and more fulfilled. It also helps with understanding what makes communities and institutions stronger and more resilient.

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