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Positive Psychology
The history of modern psychology has evolved from Psychoanalysis (Freud) to Behavorism (Allport and Skinner), which both focused on unconscious conflict. Then Humanism (Maslow and Rogers) evolved with a focus on positive attributes, which set the stage for Positive Psychology (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi). Positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of the self and how those positives can be developed and enhanced.

The positive psychology concepts of identity, self, meta-cognition, and motivation inform the Positive Leadership research, which focuses on self-awareness, self-regulation, and values as the foundation for the Distinguished Leadership Model.

Positive psychology on the individual level focuses on individuals' capacity for love, courage, perseverance, forgiveness, originality, future-mindedness, spirituality, and wisdom. Positive psychology on the group level focuses on civic virtues, citizenship, responsibility, nurturance, altruism, civility, moderation, tolerance, and work ethic.