[Psychology] should be just as concerned with building strength as with repairing damage.

Martin Seligman

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“The New Era of Positive Psychology.” TED2004. Feb. 2004. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The New Era of Positive Psychology." TED2004. Feb. 2004. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, means that the field of psychology should focus on improving the lives of healthy people, and not just deal with treating mental illness. This idea is the guiding principle behind the positive psychology movement. The quote is from Seligman's 2004 TED Talk on positive psychology. Watch the full TED Talk her: Martin Seligman - The New Era of Positive Psychology