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Define your understanding of positive psychology and its impact on your coaching relationship and leadership development.

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1. Define your understanding of positive psychology and its impact on your coaching relationship and leadership development.

Positive Psychology is a new branch of psychology that has risen in the last five years. It focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. Research in this field has shown that regardless of circumstances, it is possible for all of us to be happier ? "to feel more satisfied, to be more engaged with life, find more meaning, have higher hopes, and probably even laugh and smile more." (www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/). Positive psychology interventions can also lastingly decrease symptoms associated with depression and anxiety.(www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/).

Positive Psychology has tied together many areas of research based on work of such pioneers as Rogers, Maslow, Jahoda, Erikson, Vaillant, Deci and Ryan, and Ryff and Singer. Through these efforts, positive psychologists have enhanced our understanding of how, why, and under what conditions positive emotions, positive character, and the institutions that enable them flourish (Seligman & Steen, 2005). Research suggests that there are at least three routes to ...

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