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PSY302 Positive Psychology

PSY302 Positive Psychology

Positive psychology focuses on improving the performance and morale of employees.  In this week’s chapters, we learned that positive psychology plays a large role in an organization’s performance appraisals and/or training and development.

In your own words, define positive psychology.  Explain how positive psychology manifests itself in your workplace.  Assess whether positive psychology is more applicable to performance appraisal processes or the training and development process.

Your initial post should be a minimum of 250-300 words.  You must use at least one scholarly, peer-reviewed source that was published within the past five years and is cited according to APA guidelines.





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Positive psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing. It focuses on how to help human being to prosper and live meaningful lives. Previously, all branches of psychology focused on dysfunctional and abnormal behavior. Thus, the term psychology had been coined to suggest negative aspects of human existence, especially relating to the treatment of mental illness. Positive psychology then emerged and focused……………


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