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by Martin Seligman

2004

Welcome to the parent guide for this text! Read below to find out about what your child is reading in class and how you can support him/her at home.

This week in class, we’re reading "The New Era of Positive Psychology" by Martin Seligman.

In Martin Seligman’s speech “The New Era of Positive Psychology,” Seligman discusses his contribution to the development of a new field of psychology that focuses on how people can increase their life satisfaction.

As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Beauty & Happiness, Identity, and Morality as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :

"What is good and how do we know?", "What makes you who you are?", and "How can we achieve happiness?"

Ways to support your child: