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What are some benefits associated with positive psychology?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Good life: There are so many benefits, but better relationships, more engagement with challenges, increased enjoyment and pleasure, and increased satisfaction and happiness immediately come to mind. Take a look for yourself: http://www.Authentichappiness.Sas.Upenn.Edu/default.Aspx.

Answered 10/7/2015

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Dr. Donald Gieck answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Resilience : A growing area of study in positive psychology has to do how resilience develops and how to foster it. This can serve as a protective factor against onset of mental health Symptoms especially following exposure to significant life stressors or exposure to traumatic events.

Answered 10/12/2015

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Dr. Janice Seward answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Better health: Lower blood pressure, lower incidence of depression and anxiety, also increased sense of well-being and a positive outlook on the future.

Answered 1/10/2017

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