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Positive Psychology

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Both Carl Rogers' humanistic psychology and Martin Seligman's positive psychology share an interest in advancing human fulfillment. Yet there are clear differences between the two.

In what way does positive psychology differ from the humanistic approach?

A

Positive psychology denies the human capacity for evil.

B

Positive psychology makes greater use of defense mechanisms.

C

Positive psychology's methodology is much more scientific and objective.

D

Positive psychology does not stress positive emotions, just positive outcomes.

E

Positive psychology focuses its research on people with psychological disorders.