Robert Woolfolk
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Some aspects of "second-generation" Positive Psychology are analyzed and their origins explored. In particular, Seligman's importation of the concept of eudaimonia from Aristotelian ethics is critiqued and found to be problematic. This conclusion is reached through an examination of the concept of eudaimonia as it was employed in ancient philosophy. 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords positive psychology   philosophy   Aristotelian ethics   eudaimonia
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DOI 10.1037/h0091252
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