Life University’s Master of Science in Positive Psychology has three tracks: Coaching Psychology, General, and Secular Ethics and Contemplative Sciences. No other university in the Southeast offers a Master’s program in positive psychology. The only such programs in the United States – one in Pennsylvania and the other in California – overflow with students.
What is positive psychology? Until recently, comparatively little research in psychology focused on the study of flourishing and positive human functioning. Key areas such as happiness, life satisfaction, meaning in life, gratitude, compassion and forgiveness remained unexplored. In 1998, Martin Seligman made the case for psychologists to investigate what made a happy life rather than an unhappy one. Since then, we have seen an explosion of research in the study of what people need to do to experience happiness and successfully navigate life’s challenges.