By: Voice and Verse Lozano
In a nutshell, positive psychology is the new science that studies what is “right” rather than “wrong” with people’s minds.
For the past century, psychology has been about defining illnesses and diagnosing patients — this is known as the medical model. “Psychology as usual” is and always will be an essential part of the scientific study of the human mind, but as of 2000, a new way of seeing psychology has emerged, and it is VERY exciting.
Positive psychology is not a branch of psych, but an altogether new way of looking at the field. It is not only for the ill; positive psych’s theories and research apply to anybody who is willing to improve themselves.
The following are original poems written by Verse matched with theories in psychology. In short, we positive psych fans are excited to introduce you to the first serious science of happiness.