Positive psychology is an emerging field of research that seeks to help ordinary people become extraordinary. With wide-ranging topics such as happiness, flow state, stress management,
Traditional, old-school abnormal psychology began in the 1800's as the study of problems in human behavior, seeking to understand and remediate sufferers of neuroses, psychosis, phobias, schizophrenia, panic, and suicidal thoughts -- to accelerate or restore them to more-normal functioning. It continued throughout the 20th century with the purpose to primarily remedy dysfunction, but typically requires professional intervention to access its benefits.
New-school, positive psychology, arising in the late 20th and now in the 21st century,