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Robert Woolfolk
Rutgers University, New Brunswick
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In this brief essay the author argues that the contemporary "positive psychology" movement fails to emphasize important aspects of human existence that are essential to human excellence. Through an explication of some historical, cross-cultural, and literary examples, the author argues for the importance of a kind of "negative psychology" that is fundamental to an adequate comprehension of the human situation. 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Keywords positive & negative & contemporary psychology   theoretical movements
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DOI 10.1037/h0091192
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