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The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals

Shane J. Lopez

in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

Second edition

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195187243
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195187243.013.0065
 The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals

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Good positive psychological science is being disseminated to the general public. In turn, consumers are asking for solid, real-world applications of the science to make daily life better for individuals, families, and communities at large. Now, scientists, practitioners, and the consumers of our scholarly products potentially can collaborate to drive systemic changes in schools, families, and workplaces. In this chapter, I set three aspirational goals for positive psychology applications that could marshal the talent and resources of change agents throughout society.

Keywords: change; communities; education; families; positive psychology

Article.  3635 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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