If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development… A must read for students.

Preparing for the Journey

Preparing for the Journey

Preparing for the Journey

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning Objectives – At the End of the Chapter You Will Be Able To…

  • Take a multidimensional approach to wellbeing
  • Use our LIFE model to guide your efforts to promote wellbeing
  • Understand and respond to pertinent criticisms of PP
  • Conceptualise PP as a form of praxis, and as an applied psychological discipline
  • Articulate a motto encapsulating the ‘point’ of PP
  • Engage in integrated positive practice!

List of Topics…

  • Multidimensionality
  • Wilber's Integral Framework
  • The LIFE model
  • Layering/stratification
  • Bronfenbrenner's experimental ecology
  • Critiques of PP
  • Praxis and applied disciplines
  • The mental health–illness circumplex
  • PP 2.0/second-wave PP
  • Facilitation not prescription

In this first chapter, we are going to lay the groundwork for the book. The metaphor that springs ...

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