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The Maturing of Positive Psychology and the Emerging PP 2.0: A Book Review of Positive Psychology (3rd ed.) by William Compton and Edward Hoffman | Dr. Paul Wong
Compton and Hoffman’s third edition of Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, is commended for advocating an inclusive positive psychology that not only honours the rich humanistic heritage and the major contributions from mainstream psychology, but also recognizes the two emerging trends in PP 2.0. The first is the reality that suffering and vulnerability are the foundation for building a solid existential positive psychology of optimism and flourishing that can endure the inevitable vicissitudes of life. The second trend is the importance of indigenous positive psychology, especially Eastern psychological systems that offer viable insights and a variety of hypotheses about the nature of the self and ultimate happiness.