Respond to the following Psych post by either building on there post or explaining insight gained from post. Use APA format only (post below is not APA correct). 250 words minimum at least on primary source cite.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and an applied approach to optimal functioning. It has also been defined as the study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals, communities, and organizations to thrive (Gable and Haidt, 2005, Sheldon, and King,2001) (www.positivepsychologyinstitute). Positive Psychology is also grounded in the belief that people want to lead meaningful,and fulfilling lives to cultivate what is best within them and to enhance their experience of work and play.(www.positivepsychologycenter, 2016). When a person is in a positive psychology role he, or she have a high esteem outlook on life in which they look at life as being worth living and achieve greatness mentally not just career wise. A person represents positive psychology when they are positive internally.
In addition, the application of positive psychology is different from other psychological approaches is due to the fact that positive psychology’s foundation is based on happiness, and traditional forms of psychology emphasizes dysfunctions of people with mental illness, or other issues regarding the mental illness, and how to treat it. The general application of psychology definitely focuses on the history of a person’s mental illness, and why that mental illness exist within that person in which they explore the genetic factors of the person’s illness.