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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 2,181)
  • 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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39 news outlets
blogs
12 blogs
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
13 tweeters
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

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2193 Dimensions

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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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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 2527 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 718 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 457 17%
Student > Bachelor 387 14%
Researcher 231 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 221 8%
Other 538 20%
Unknown 174 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 1599 59%
Social Sciences 252 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 180 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 96 4%
Arts and Humanities 54 2%
Other 301 11%
Unknown 244 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 417. 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 02 January 2020.
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#25,505
of 14,116,281 outputs
Outputs from American Psychologist
#3
of 2,181 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,900
of 13,367,917 outputs
Outputs of similar age from American Psychologist
#3
of 1,728 outputs
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