500- 1500 AD Christianity taught that true happiness is found in the afterlife. They spoke about cardinal virtues that could keep one from sin.
14th 18th Century Renaissance and Age of Enlightment: John Stuart Mill and others believed that moral actions maximized happiness for most number of people.
Late 19th Early 20th New thoughts Movement: William James' (1842-1910) principles of psychology and Norman Vincent Peale's (1898-1993) power of positive thinking idea had much impact.
Mid 20th Century Humanistic Psychology: One proponent Abraham Maslow (1908-1970) believed that humanistic Psychology should be based on the study of healthy, creative Individuals.
Thank you for accompanying us home while we explained the history of positive psychology to you.
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