Authentic Happiness

Session 2 DiscussionSession 2 DiscussionClick on the Session 2 Discussion link and create a new thread to respond to the discussion prompt. After posting your initial response, please comment on classmates’ responses. Respond by making constructive responses or by raising other questions that will promote further discussion and learning by all of us.It is best practice to post early and continually participate throughout the session. You will be graded not only for your posting, but your participation in this discussion. Your initial post is due by Wednesday at 11:59 P.M. (MST) of the session in which the discussion is assigned. A minimum of two (2) additional response posts are due by Sunday at 11:59 P.M. (MST). These are minimum requirements. Be sure to follow any additional guidelines posted by the instructor for the course in regards to discussions.Review the rubric available in Due Dates and Grades for specific grading criteria.Discussion Prompt: Authentic HappinessHappiness is a relative term. Ponder the meaning of authentic happiness by Dr. Martin Seligman. He is known as the founder of the movement “Positive Psychology”. Dr. Christopher Kaczor is also a trailblazer in this newer area of “Transformational Psychology”.The following statement by Seligman (2002) is powerful.“Not only do happy people endure pain better and take more health and safety precautions when threatened, but positive emotions undo negative emotions.”2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NIV) also speaks to the power of Transformational Psychology.As you review this week’s content, think about how Positive Psychology is different than Transformational Psychology. There is a distinct difference between these terms; although they are both inter-related. Both positive and negative psychology play a role in our lives. Let’s look at Transformational Psychology from a personal lens.Share a significant example from your life that connects to 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. What is a time in which God’s grace has been sufficient for you and His power has been made perfect in weakness?Do you agree with the Seligman quote? Why or why not? Include detail to support your statements.Provide real-world examples of transformational psychology and positive psychology to demonstrate your awareness of the differences and similarities between the two approaches. Cite text to support your answer.Be sure to cite all of your references in-text and include APA references at the end of your initial post.Also, in your response posts, indicate what insights you have gained from your classmates’ posts that changed and/or reinforced your beliefs. Explain where you agree or disagree with your classmates and define why.Reference:Seligman, M. (2002). Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment . New York, NY: The Free Press.