Det Lykkelige Liv

Maja Sophie Rude Christiansen, Anette Gregersen, Simone Henriksen, Josefine Bystrup Lenschau, Marc Frank Macnamara, Peter-Emil Lynegaard Norup, Margreta Petersen & Nanna Strøm Rasmussen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

Happiness has always played an important part in the human existence. This pa- per examines the problem definition: Can you by positive thinking train yourself to be happier? In order to investigate the problem definition, we have chosen to work with theorists Martin Seligman and Barbara Fredrickson who have theories based within the positive psychology. Positive psychology is a relatively new move- ment, which takes its focus in human well-being and teaches methods to op- timize ones social and mental resources. Through qualitative methods, we have interviewed three different people who deliberately do something to change their way of life, to eventually obtain a more favourable existence. From their answers we have compared and discussed the relationship between theory and practice in order to discover whether you by positive thinking can train yourself to be happier. Based upon the results of our investigation the conclusion reveals that the methods given within the positive psychology works, but must take con- sideration of peoples individuality because of the subjectivity within the term happiness.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
SprogDansk
Udgivelsesdato18 jan. 2013
VejledereBjarne Sode Funch

Emneord

  • Martin Seligman
  • Barbara Fredrickson
  • Træne sig lykkeligere
  • Positiv psykologi
  • Velvære
  • Lykke