Basic Concepts of Positive Psychology

Basic Concepts in Positive Psychology
Latesha Hagger
February 08, 2015

Basic Concepts in Positive Psychology
Researchers are referring to the overall sense of well-being as subjective because it is based on experiences – both negative and positive – and the ability the person has to adapt to them.   It is also because a person’s sense of well-being is based off their own perception of it as well as what is socially acceptable.   The construct is also measured by a person’s perception and socially accepted concepts of “well-being”.   A person’s well-being is what they make of it.   The ability to find happiness does not come from outside sources.   However, the ability to equate one’s sense of well-being is influenced by outside sources.   People have the tendency to trust what is shown to them through advertisements and shows of what is the proper amount of well-being.   In truth, this is different for each person.   Asking to give a moderation or value to it does have its psychological benefits, but it can also provide for a conflict in a person.   We seek to be what we are supposed to be.   Part of that is seeking to be happy and have that sense of “well-being”.   Quantifying it, or trying to, in any sense will always be subjective because we are all different, having our own perceptions, and our own scales of positive and negative.
No, I would not want to be hooked up to a machine that guaranteed a constant state of happiness or positive emotions. Sometimes a person needs to feel different emotions in order to deal with certain emotions. This machine would tell me how I should be feeling and it would be the same all the time no matter the situation. This is definitely not a life I would chose to live. A person would miss the chance of learning values and lesson from life experiences. Hedonic concept is the way a person views happiness. This comes from life experiences that are viewed as pleasurable, thus seeking an outside source for happiness. The...