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Positive Psychology

Vol. 55, No. 1, January 2000
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About the special issue

The 15 articles in this millennial issue discuss such issues as what enables happiness, the effects of autonomy and self-regulation, how optimism and hope affect health, what constitutes wisdom, and how talent and creativity come to fruition.

Articles in this issue

Positive Psychology: An Introduction
Pages 5–14
Seligman, Martin E. P.; Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

The Evolution of Happiness
Pages 15–23
Buss, David M.

Individual Development in a Bio-Cultural Perspective
Pages 24–33
Massimini, Fausto; Delle Fave, Antonella

Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and a Proposal for a National Index
Pages 34–43
Diener, Ed

The Future of Optimism
Pages 44–55
Peterson, Christopher

The Funds, Friends, and Faith of Happy People
Pages 56–67
Myers, David G.

Self-Determination Theory and the Facilitation of Intrinsic Motivation, Social Development, and Well-Being
Pages 68–78
Ryan, Richard M.; Deci, Edward L.

Self-Determination: The Tyranny of Freedom
Pages 79–88
Schwartz, Barry

Adaptive Mental Mechanisms: Their Role in a Positive Psychology
Pages 89–98
Vaillant, George E.

Psychological Resources, Positive Illusions, and Health
Pages 99–109
Taylor, Shelley E.; Kemeny, Margaret E.; Reed, Geoffrey M.; Bower, Julienne E.; Gruenewald, Tara L.

Emotional States and Physical Health
Pages 110–121
Salovey, Peter; Rothman, Alexander J.; Detweiler, Jerusha B.; Steward, Wayne T.

Wisdom: A Metaheuristic (Pragmatic) to Orchestrate Mind and Virtue Toward Excellence
Pages 122–136
Baltes, Paul B.; Staudinger, Ursula M.

States of Excellence
Pages 137–150
Lubinski, David; Benbow, Camilla Persson

Creativity: Cognitive, Personal, Developmental, and Social Aspects
Pages 151–158
Simonton, Dean Keith

The Origins and Ends of Giftedness
Pages 159–169
Winner, Ellen

Toward a Psychology of Positive Youth Development
Pages 170–183
Larson, Reed W.

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