Martin Elias Pete Seligman
Martin Elias Pete Seligman (born August 12 1942) is an American psychologist and the founder of Positive Psychology, a scientific study of strengths which enhance wellbeing, as a means to achieve global happiness. He has researched and written on happiness, resilience, optimism, and other related strengths and virtues. He also authored “PERMA”, a theory on happiness. Seligman was elected as the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in 1998. His main objective was to combine science and practice and to make them flourish. Since 2000, he has been actively advocating Positive Psychology.