You have been introduced to many concepts in Positive Psychology so far this semester. Chapter five in your textbook is all about positive thinking and expands upon one word that hold much power in many areas of our lives: how we think, feel, behave, engage, our successes, and even our overall health &longevity: Optimism. Optimism by definition is a mood or attitude associated with the expectation of a desirable, advantageous, or pleasurable future.” Though this is great, it is at times not as easy as it may seem, particularly when we feel alone, stressed out, overwhelmed, or just do not think people get us. But it [optimism] is vital to our well-being.
Your task with this discussion posting is to: 1) provide your opinion on how This is Water fits the principles of Positive Psychology, and what strategies are identified to help one become more optimistic; 2) Offer insights that you personally learned and can apply from the video (& other materials) that might help you; 3) read and provide thoughtful feedback to at least three of your peers about their story.
The INITIAL POSTING should be between 300-500 words Please keep in mind, proper writing is expected (new paragraphs, punctuation, no abbreviations or text speak,” clearly edited, free of grammar mistakes or misspellings, and APA cited if appropriate/necessary). Outline or bulleted formats are not acceptable. It should demonstrate your understanding of the materials modules in question. You should not simply give a summary of the readings or lengthy quotes from the readings. Your work is to apply the readings and analyze and integrate what you are learning and engage with your peers on these Positive Psychology concepts.