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| Published: September 25, 2016

Psychological Aspects of Pollyanna Attitude

Dr. Tarundeep Kaur

Head, Department of Psychology, G.G.D.S.D College, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Nidhi Chadha

Department of Psychology, G.G.D.S.D College, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.174/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.174

ABSTRACT

Self is a central concept in Psychology used since times when schools of thought such as psychoanalysis and behaviourism existed (focussing on dark side of personality and reducing humans functioning based on animals respectively). It was with the advent of a newly christened approach i.e. third force of Psychology by Maslow that personality or self was considered ‘positive’ and ‘good’. The present paper underlines not only the Western view that focuses on positivity, but also, the Eastern perspective which call attention to the teachings of karma theory described in the Bhagavad Gita as it endow with similar characteristics with pollyanna attitude. Though the concept is decades old, yet holds utmost relevance in prevailing ethos as adolescents cannot accept unpleasant or dreadful situation or event happened to them and so it becomes vital to harness Pollyanna and the efforts for the same can be done by educators, counsellors, teachers and most importantly parents. Thus, adopting this attitude perhaps can contribute to one’s well-being, mental health and more fulfilling life.

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Dr. Tarundeep Kaur @ nidhik20@yahoo.co.in

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.174/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.174

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016

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