The chosen article states that the field of positive psychology believes that people have specific psychology traits that are inherited of the individuals positive mental health (McNulty & Fincham, 2011, p. 101). Studies show that forgiveness, optimistic, positive thoughts and kindness can benefit or harm individuals (McNulty & Fincham, 2011, p. 101). The researchers state that the psychologist should move forward and examine the individuals traits that may support well-being. The researchers show three approaches to search for a better understanding to positive psychology. First, psychologist need to examine the process of happiness and factors (McNulty & Fincham, 2011). Second, psychologist need to understand, prevent, relieve and understand people who suffer (McNulty & Fincham, 2011). And finally, to study shows that short term and long term effects of psychological traits characteristics (McNulty & Fincham, 2011, p. 107).
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McNulty, J. K., & Fincham, F. D. (2011). Beyond positive psychology? Toward a contextual view of psychological processes and well-being. American Psychologist, 67(2), 101-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0024572