“We believe that a psychology of positive human functioning will arise, which achieves a scientific understanding and effective interventions to build thriving individuals, families, and communities.” Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi
Positive psychology is a branch of psychology focusing on “the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive”, as described by the Positive Psychology Center.
“This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.” Positive Psychology Center
Research for instance shows that persons who use their best strengths at work have more positive work experiences, increased work satisfaction and engagement. Read more about character srengths on VIA® Classification of Character Strengths.