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Positive psychology is about scientifically informed perspectives on what makes life worth living. It focuses on aspects of the human condition that lead to happiness, fulfillment, and flourishing. The Journal of Positive Psychology
provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the science and application of positive psychology. The Journal is devoted to basic research and professional application on states of optimal human functioning and fulfillment, and the facilitation and promotion of well-being.
The Journal brings together leading work in positive psychology undertaken by researchers across different subdisciplines within psychology (e.g., social, personality, clinical, developmental, health, organizational), as well as across other social and behavioral disciplines (e.g., sociology, family studies, anthropology, neuroscience, philosophy, economics, medicine, organizational sciences).
Topics appropriate for the Journal include original research on human strengths and virtues, personal and social well-being, as well as applications to psychotherapy and counseling. Articles that evaluate the teaching and coaching of positive psychology are also invited. Special emphasis is placed on new theoretical and methodological approaches that advance both the science and practice of positive psychology. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, theoretical and review articles, and book reviews
Some feedback from those in the field:
"I would like to express recognition of the [journal’s] outstanding contribution to the field of Positive Psychology. In a very short period of time the editorial team have produced a world-class academic journal…consistently publishing issues that balance academic rigor with reader accessibility…I look forward to reading each issue. The publication of the Journal has made a significant contribution, not only the field of Positive Psychology, but also to the broader psychological enterprise."
Director, Coaching Psychology Unit, University of Sydney, Australia
“Just opened up the latest issue of Positive Psychology. How refreshing! I was interested in every article. I saw ‘meaning, character, strivings!’ I love it. Can’t wait to read the articles. Thanks for all your efforts to continue to build the field.”
Pamela Ebstyne King
Assistant Research Professor, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, USA
“… I just learned of your new journal on Positive Psychology, and I wanted to congratulate you on a wonderful contribution to the profession. Hopefully the folks here can be among your contributors over time.”
Professor, Organizational Behavior, School of Business and Professor, Higher Education, School of Education, University of Michigan, USA
“The Journal of Positive Psychology is the leading outlet in the world for cutting-edge scholarship on human strengths.”
Professor of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
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