Penn professor explores what it means to be positive.

Positive psychology

What does it mean to be “positive” in the context of positive psychology? How does this fit into the field as a whole? Dr. Pawelski has some ideas! “Positive psychology has been going like gangbusters for nearly 20 years and yet no one has asked the question in a robust way, ‘What do we mean by ‘positive’?’ so it’s something we stumble over,” he says. Pawelski used his background as a philosopher with extensive experience in positive psychology to analyze this core concept.