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Positive psychology is the branch of psychology that uses scientific understanding and effective intervention to aid in the achievement of a satisfactory life,<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref>Seligman, M.E.P (1998). Learned optimism (2nd ed.). New York: Pocket Books.</ref><ref name="IPP1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> rather than treating mental illness. The focus of positive psychology is on personal growth rather than on pathology, as is common among other frameworks within the field of psychology.


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