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The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) are human strengths and virtues, by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. It is intended to provide a theoretical framework to assist in developing practical applications for positive psychology.

The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) are human strengths and virtues, by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the research community.

Seligmann has written a number of books  and is acknowledged as the founder of positive psychology.

7 Essential Books on Optimism

Learned Optimism: Martin Seligman on Happiness, Depression, and the Meaningful Life - cognitive skills of happiness

“If you’ve ever struggled to explain positive psychology to a friend or colleague, you are ready to appreciate this short animation by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center. It’s food for the eyes and ears.”

positive psychology - short animation by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center.

Martin Seligman: Why is psychology good? - The father of positive psychology outlines the original three pathways to happiness.  A great summary of his book "Authentic Happiness".

TED Talk: Martin Seligman the father of positive psychology outlines the original three pathways to happiness. A great summary of his book "Authentic Happiness".

How to get people to like you (heck, even love you) 14 techniques to make yourself more likable

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You)

University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center Army Resilience Training links and information

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development, by

Activities for teaching positive psychology: a guide for instructors

Activities for teaching positive psychology : a guide for instructors / edited by Jeffrey J. Froh and Acacia C.

Positive Psychology - Building on your strengths (Confidence, Resilience, Coping…

The VA Classification of Character Strengths. I took the Character Strengths Survey, so I could find out what my 24 strengths are. My top 3 are Love of Learning, Love and Appreciation of Beaty. This was the first journey of my happiness quest.

Positive psychology books for teachers

The Science of Well-Being: 6 Positive Psychology Books for Teachers

Positive psychology is the study of what factors create positive emotion, engagement and purpose. I've cut through the BS books to find the best.

"The content itself — happiness, flow, meaning, love, gratitude, accomplishment, growth, better relationships — constitutes human flourishing. Learning that you can have more of these things is life changing. Glimpsing the vision of a flourishing human future is life changing.” ~ Martin Seligman

The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

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How to Be Happy: 15 Life-Changing Steps

How to Be Happy

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Positive Psychology and the Body : The Somatopsychic Side to Flourishing by...

Positive Psychology and the Body : The Somatopsychic Side to Flourishing by...

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