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Positive Psychology

Positive psychology is "the study of the processes and conditions that contribute to optimal functioning and flourishing in human beings... positive experiences, positive traits, positive communities...positive emotions." (ENCY OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY)

Truncation

Truncation

Truncation allows you to search for a root form of a word and pick up any ending.  To use truncation, simply add the asterisk * sign to the end of any root form of a word. Truncation broadens your search.

For example,

  • bully*  > bully, bullying
  • evalu* > evaluate,evaluates, evaluation
  • father* > father, fathers, fatherhood
  • teen* > teen, teens, teenager, teenagers