Enlightened happiness and pragmatic systems science & positive psychology meets Colin Feltham's anthropathology thesis
Hogan, Michael. J.
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Hogan, M.J. (2009) Enlightened happiness and pragmatic systems science & positive psychology meets Colin Feltham's anthropathology thesis. The Irish Psychologist 35 138-148
Consider two books: Sonja Lyubomirsky positive psychology book, The How of Happiness , and Colin Feltham's negative psychology book, What's Wrong with Us?: The Anthropathology Thesis . Sonja Lyubomirsky and Colin Feltham are worlds apart. Lyubomirsky is a psychological scientist who makes some suggestions about how to boost individual happiness levels - practice acts of kindness, express gratitude, learn to forgive, commit to your goals, savor life's joys, avoid social comparison, and so on. Colin Feltham is a counselor who writes for anyone who feels that our current way of life is dreadfully misguided and probably not substantially improved by minor interventions and adjustments. Feltham is aware of the positive psychology interventions, but he is not impressed. He thinks that more radical solutions are needed if human beings are to survive, adapt, and flourish in the 21st century.