Assignment 2: Discussionâ€”Pathogenic versus Positive Psychology
In this assignment, you will focus on the concept of positive psychology and how it differs from traditional psychotherapy. You will also become aware of the major assumptions and pillars of positive psychology.
Historically, psychology has focused on finding out what is wrong with people. Pathogenic psychology assumes the worst about people by focusing on their weaknesses. The focus of positive psychology is different from this.
Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research Martin Seligman discussing positive psychology. When conducting your Internet search, use the following keywords or phrases:
Respond to the following:
Write your initial response in 300â€“500 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources.
By Saturday, September 24, 2016, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, September 28, 2016, review and comment on at least two peersâ€™ responses.
Do the following when responding to your peers:
Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded using a rubric. Download the discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.