Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology: A Philosophical Critique

2014.11.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kristján Kristjánsson, Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology: A Philosophical Critique, Cambridge University Press, 2013,
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2014.11.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kristján Kristjánsson, Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology: A Philosophical Critique, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 254pp., $95.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781107025202. Reviewed by Christian B. Miller, Wake Forest University According to one version of events, the main idea behind the positive psychology movement was born during a holiday discussion between Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Martin Seligman in 1997 (Csikszentmihalyi 2003). But what may have started as a conversation during the holidays has now exploded into one of the most active areas of research in psychology. Hundreds of millions of grant dollars have been spent, dozens of conferences have been organized, and several new journals have been publishing at a rapid pace, most notably The Journal of Positive Psychology, which launched in 2006. Philosophers, meanwhile, have said almost nothing about this movement. Perhaps this would not have been. . .

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