Positive Psychology is a recent field of psychology. It emphasizes the study of positive human functioning, what makes people thrive, what makes life meaningful and the impact of these factors on individual, relational, cultural and global dimensions.
Historically, psychology has looked at life with a “disease” model, emphasizing depression, anxiety and mental illness. So psychology while meant to be the study of the human psyche and behavior only looked at the dysfunction. Positive psychology has corrected this imbalance and explores, for example constructs such as talent, strengths, creativity, wisdom and optimism.