Positive Psychology

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Gary Greenberg, psychotherapist and contributor to Harper's magazine, examines how psychotherapy has changed since the days of Freud. Psychology today focuses on winners: strong people who are highly resilient and psychologically fit. His article “The War on Unhappiness,” in the September issue of Harper’s, describes the latest U.S. brand of psychoanalysis—Positive Psychology, which is not being funded not by the National Institutes of Health, but by the Department of Defense.