Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists for much of the last half of the 20th century. Positive psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well being. This text explores the subject.
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Happiness. Flow. Hope and Optimism. Emotional Intelligence. Giftedness, Creativity and Wisdom. Positive Traits and Motives. Positive Self. Positive Relationships. Positive Change.
Alan Carr is the director of the doctoral training programme in clinical psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Marital and Family Therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute for Marital and Family Therapy in Dublin. His previous publications include The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychology: A Contextual Approach (Routledge 1999), What works with Children and Adolescents? A Critical Review of Psychological Interventions with Children, Adolescents and their Families (Routledge 2000) and Prevention: What Works With Children and Adolescents? A Critical Review of Psychological Prevention Programmes for Children, Adolescents and their Families (Routledge 2002).