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

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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