“Positive Psychology is not a self-help movement or a re-packaging of “the power of positive thinking.” It is not American-style “happy-ology,” and it is not a passing fad. Positive Psychology is a science that brings the many virtues of science – replication, controlled causal studies, peer review, representative sampling (to name a few) – to bear on the question of how and when people flourish." (Robert Biswas-Diener, 2008)
Focused on what makes life worth living, positive psychology tries to help us rise to life’s challenges, and to make the most of setbacks and adversity. It explores ways to authentically engage and relate with others. It tries to open pathways for us to find fulfillment in creativity and productivity. And to help us look beyond ourselves so we can help others to find lasting meaning, satisfaction and wisdom (Keyes & Haidt, 2004).
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A leading authority in the fields of resilience, learned helplessness, depression, optimism and pessimism, he has written more than 275 scholarly publications and 20 books. Among his better-known works are Flourish, Authentic Happiness, Learned Optimism, The Optimistic Child, Helplessness, and Abnormal Psychology. Martin’s work has been featured on the front page of the New York Times, Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Reader's Digest, Redbook, Parents, Fortune, Family Circle, USA Today and many other popular magazines.
Martin is the recipient of two Distinguished Scientific Contribution awards from the American Psychological Association - the Laurel Award of the American Association for Applied Psychology and Prevention and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Research in Psychopathology. He received both the American Psychological Society's William James Fellow Award (for contribution to basic science) and the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award (for the application of psychological knowledge).
This framework is often referred to as ‘PERMA’.
Other researchers – ourselves included – also believe that the cultivation of your Health by eating well, moving regularly, and sleeping deeply is one of the hygiene factors of wellbeing. Everything just gets easier when this is present.
So in this tool we’ve added Health to Marty’s framework, making it ‘PERMAH’.