Positive Psychology

Todd Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener – This new branch of psychology, positive psychology, has less emphasis on addressing mental illness and a greater emphasis on creating a satisfactory life. The following book cites examples and published studies showing that our “dark” emotions often provide the help we need to survive and thrive. 

Kashdan, T. B., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2014). The upside of your dark side: Why being your whole self–not just your "good" self–drives success and fulfillment. New York: Hudson Street Press.