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9/6/15 4:00 P

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Thanks for including that link. I love the idea of positive psychology. There's always a lot to learn.

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When I took Abnormal Psych back in college, "abnormal" was something that required institutionalization. Now abnormal seems to be just variations of what we used to call normal. If it can't be quantified, it can be whatever you want, I guess.

A perfect size 6 is a dress dummy, it doesn't exist in real life. Maybe "normal" is the same, an image rather than a reality.

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9/6/15 9:45 A

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It's definitely interesting that there is so much focus on abnormal! I took that course in college oh so many years ago. I had no idea about "positive" psychology....I need to check into that further. Of course now that I am older, I realize that no one is really "normal" ....or to put it another way, we awe ALL normal to a degree and abnormal to an extent!

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Last fall I found myself in an abnormal psychology class. I had been wondering for a couple years if there is such a thing as "normal" psychology and how could this help the issues facing maintainers. As we reviewed the grand theories of psychology and covered humanism (Rogers and Maslow) the professor said humanism has somewhat gotten watered down into self help, though there is a research focused arm called Positive Psychology that looks at what makes functional people heal.hier. Well that got my attention!

I took the positive psychology class the following term, and learned about Positive Health which applies the findings of positive psychology to physical health. Here is their homepage:
positivehealthresearch.org/

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