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IN CONTEXT

APPROACH

Positive psychology

BEFORE

1943 Abraham Maslow’s A Theory of Human Motivation lays the foundations for a humanistic psychology.

1951 Carl Rogers publishes Client-Centered Therapy, a humanistic approach to psychotherapy.

1960s Aaron Beck introduces cognitive therapy as an alternative to psychoanalysis.

1990s Martin Seligman switches from “learned helplessness” and depression to “positive psychology.”

AFTER

1997 Csíkszentmihályi works on The GoodWork Project with William Damon and Howard Gardner, publishing Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet and Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning in 2002.

During the “cognitive ...

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