Positive Computing

Chapter

Abstract

In his opening speech at the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Conference in June 2009, Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology, formulated a formidable challenge: By the year 2051, 51% of the world population should be flourishing. This is an ambitious goal given that even in the richer, “happier” Western world only 2 in 10 people are considered to be genuinely psychologically flourishing, according to some studies (e.g., Keyes, 2009; Huppert & So, 2009).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HP LabsPrincetonUSA

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