The Friends of Positive Psychology list serve is a-buzz today, determining the most influencial figures in the development of the field.

Thomas Aquinas (faith and reason)
Aristotle (purpose. cultivation of virtues)
Aaron Beck (cognitive therapy)
Sissela Bok (practical ethics)
Confucius (moral development)
Albert Ellis (rational emotive behavior therapy)
Victor Frankl (will to meaning)
Harry Harlow (contact comfort, expressions of familial love)
Marie Jahoda (feelings of well-being)
William James (psychology of religion)
Carl Jung (individuation)
Abraham Maslow (self-actualization
Carl Rogers (fully-functioning person)
Martin Seligman (learned optimism)
Michael Walzer (political theory within culture)

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