Write a 4 page assessment in which you apply principles of positive psychology to a setting of your choice.
Traditionally “mental health” has been a misnomer for mental illness, and the efforts at treating serious mental illness and psychopathology have a long and modestly successful history. Prevention of mental illness has been shown to be not only possible but very effective when done from the perspective of evidence-based strategies. Positive psychology goes one step further by researching the effectiveness of applications and strategies designed to enhance mental well-being and achieve a state of flourishing.
Good work is more than a job but something we call gainful employment. Positive schooling requires positive teachers and foundational qualities of trust, goals, plans, motivation, hope, and societal contributions. Application of character strengths in these settings is also included in our studies. Applications of positive psychology leading to flourishing relationships, including marriage and family settings, involve theories of love and life enhancement strategies.
Questions to Consider
To deepen your understanding, you are encouraged to consider the questions below and discuss them with a fellow learner, a work associate, an interested friend, or a member of the business community.
- Enhancement efforts aim to achieve optimal functioning and life satisfaction. Why is it important to discover and promote effective enhancement strategies?
- Could teachers be replaced with artificial intelligence programs in computers and still provide the same benefits of a traditional high-quality education? Why or why not?