Write short notes on the following in 50 - 60 words.
Life above zero
Traditional psychology focused on life at and below zero. Zero is the line that divides illness form health. Hence, life below zero indicates a life that is full of problems stress, diseases, etc. Po~itive psychology emphasizes the study of life above zero.
-1 to + 1 indicates neutral characteristics while below 0 indicates disorders, dysfunction or illness. Life above zero covers a large area of positive aspects of behaviour such as mindfulness, resilience, happiness, hope, trust, and empathy. It acknowledges elements of living that enrich and meaningfully sustain what is referred to as "the good life" in positive psychology.