Tag: criticisms of positive psychology

“Never Look on the Dark Side”: The Science of Positivity from...

The "science" of happiness has always been inextricably linked to eugenics. Modern positive psychology, with its focus on genetics and willpower, is no different.

Feel Bad About Feeling Bad? Embrace Negative Emotions Instead

From Big Think: According to new research, habitually accepting negative emotions rather than criticizing or suppressing them positively impacts our long-term psychological health. "There is a lot more...

Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze

From ABC: The self-help and self-improvement industry are more popular and widely accepted than ever. However, the moral imperative to constantly think positive and always...

“The Psychologists Take Power”

Tamsin Shaw, writing in the New York Review of Books, summarizes the most recent trends in psychology and moral judgement. From Skinner’s behaviorism to...

“What Barbara Ehrenreich Gets Wrong about Gratitude”

Barbara Ehrenreich has been a strident critic of positive psychology. Jason Marsh explores whether she might be missing something when it comes to the research on gratitude.