The Negative Side of Positive Psychology

  title={The Negative Side of Positive Psychology},
  author={Barbara S. Held},
  journal={Journal of Humanistic Psychology},
  pages={46 - 9}
  • B. Held
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Humanistic Psychology
This article explores three ways in which the positive psychology movement’s construction and presentation of itself are negative. First, the negative side is construed as the negative side effects of positive psychology’s dominant, separatist message. Second, the negative side is construed as the negativity that can be found within the positive psychology movement. Here the author elaborates on the negative or dismissive reactions of some spokespersons for the movement to ideas or views that… 

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