A Positive Psychology Ancestral Portrait Gallery

The modern age of Positive Psychology started with Marty Seligman being elected APA´s president in 1998. But as the biblical saying goes, “there´s nothing new under the sun”. In very different ways, Positive Psychology is standing on the shoulders of giants – it draws upon a rich history of sages, philosophers, psychologists, and other lucid thinkers. For a short overview, please read this article: Positive Psychology: Standing on which Giants` Shoulders?

To make that point, I´ve created a visual Positive Psychology ancestral gallery (click on the image to enlarge) for a recent talk I´ve given for HR professionals. What do you think of it? And even more important – from your point of view: Who should be on there that is not right now?*

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* E.g., I sense a slight absence of women…

5 thoughts on “A Positive Psychology Ancestral Portrait Gallery

  1. That’s a bust of Aristotle in the picture, not Socrates.But that’ ok because Aristotle should really be on there!

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  2. How about Jesus Christ and Apostle Paul?
    Just a couple of examples: The Sermon on the Mount; Phillipians 4: 6-8,

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