Seligman's Authentic Happiness Theory Case Study

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Happiness increase resilience to negative emotions and increase physical, emotional and intellectual wellbeing (Huppert, Baylis & Keverne, 2005, p. 227). Seligman 's (2002) authentic happiness theory explored notions of happiness in terms of positive emotions, engagement and meaning. According to Seligman these three aspects combine into "full life". Seligman 's three routes to happiness include both hedonic and eudemonic approach that increase wellbeing (Schueller & Seligman, 2010) and provide for greater life satisfaction (Huppert, Baylis & Keverne, 2005, p. 279). Considering that, it is possible to see a connection between Seligman 's authentic happiness theory and Carl Roger 's “self” theory of personality as both explain active attempts to satisfying one 's needs that are consistent with self-concept. According to Roger 's theory, unconditional positive regard is at the base of creating an environment for achieving self-actualization, flourishing and increases in happiness (O 'Brien, 2011, p. 67; Gleitman, Gross & Reisberg, 2011, p. 616). Rogers summarises the unconditional positive regard to be “a warm regard for him as a person of unconditional self worth, of value no matter what his condition, behaviour or his feelings. It means respecting and liking for him as a separate person, a willingness for him to possess his own feelings in his own way. ” (Rogers, 1967, p. 34). It is an attitude seen in all sorts of relationships that allow for motivation, growth and

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