The PERMA Model Analysis

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THE PERMA MODEL Martin Seligman is the pioneer in happiness and well being concepts being shaped into positive psychology (Compton & Hoffman, 2013). His theory on well-being contains positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment, which create the acronym PERMA (Seligman, 2011). He has undertaken positive relationships and accomplishments along with emotion, engagement and meaning to bring in the concept of well being clearly (Seligman, 2011). According to Seligman, positive emotions are the hedonic feelings of happiness and the feeling of being joyful. Positive emotions foster and enhance intellectual creativity, and imaginative thinking. It affects cognitive areas with the direct connection between cognition and…show more content…
Positive feelings , therefore has a wide spectrum of influence across the different areas of life, and brings in favorable outcomes of hope, gratitude and satisfaction. When brought to practical life, it has favorable outcome in the form of good relationships, increased satisfaction and physical vitality (Howell, Kern, & Lyubomirsky, 2007; Lyubomirsky, King, & Diener, 2005). Flourishing in life is a direct outcome of positive emotion. (Huppert & So, 2013). Flourishing itself shows the influence of positive emotions in an individual as a whole, which also comprises of all his activities. Maximizing positive emotions and minimizing pain is a measurement of hedonic life ( Anić & Tončić , 2013). Engagement has a higher meaning than the physical engagement. It refers to the psychological being of being engaged, completely absorbed, in the activity. Therefore it is also very much connected with the concept of flow. Engagement includes the psychological involvement rather than just participation. It involves the absorption, and interest on to an activity (Appleton, Christenson, & Furlong, 2008). Relationship is concerned with the social engagement in being a part of the group such that there is support and concern…show more content…
It is very effective at personal, group and organizational level to increase newer cognitions and positive emotions. The PERMA model is a well being theory which suggests life satisfaction and is a good predictor of flourishing in life, taking into consideration, all the areas of the life (Coffey, Lake, Mashek & Branand, 2014). Attaining the elements of PERMA model leads to attainment of a full and satisfied

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