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Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions.

Overview of attention for article published in American Psychologist, January 2005
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#3 of 2,180)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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news
37 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
13 tweeters
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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2165 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
2673 Mendeley
Title
Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions.
Published in
American Psychologist, January 2005
DOI 10.1037/0003-066x.60.5.410
Pubmed ID
Authors

Martin E. P. Seligman, Tracy A. Steen, Nansook Park, Christopher Peterson

Abstract

Positive psychology has flourished in the last 5 years. The authors review recent developments in the field, including books, meetings, courses, and conferences. They also discuss the newly created classification of character strengths and virtues, a positive complement to the various editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (e. g., American Psychiatric Association, 1994), and present some cross-cultural findings that suggest a surprising ubiquity of strengths and virtues. Finally, the authors focus on psychological interventions that increase individual happiness. In a 6-group, random-assignment, placebo-controlled Internet study, the authors tested 5 purported happiness interventions and 1 plausible control exercise. They found that 3 of the interventions lastingly increased happiness and decreased depressive symptoms. Positive interventions can supplement traditional interventions that relieve suffering and may someday be the practical legacy of positive psychology.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 57 2%
United Kingdom 24 <1%
Germany 17 <1%
Australia 13 <1%
Portugal 8 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
South Africa 7 <1%
Canada 5 <1%
Japan 4 <1%
Other 56 2%
Unknown 2474 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 693 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 455 17%
Student > Bachelor 382 14%
Researcher 229 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 222 8%
Other 519 19%
Unknown 173 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 1568 59%
Social Sciences 248 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 178 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 96 4%
Arts and Humanities 54 2%
Other 286 11%
Unknown 243 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 401. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 November 2019.
All research outputs
#27,071
of 13,989,129 outputs
Outputs from American Psychologist
#3
of 2,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,440
of 13,260,490 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Psychologist
#3
of 1,733 outputs
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