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How can Positive Psychology be applied? (Part 5)

The birth of shanshine.com was kickstarted with a series of questions with the intention to delve into the intricacies of the Positive Psychology movement. First off was the question, what is Positive Psychology? Second, when, who and where did Positive Psychology come about? Third, why Positive Psychology? This brings us to the perhaps, most interesting question in this enlightening series, how can Positive Psychology be applied?

It is only now that I realise that how is imbued with other subtle “W”ives (Yip, 2008). Who can Positive Psychology be applied? When can Positive Psychology be used? Where can Positive Psychology be utilised? These “W”ives are indeed fantastic tools to explain the “H”usband in a clearer manner!

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March 12, 2008   No Comments

Why Positive Psychology? (Part 4)

This has been a question that challenges many ideals of what “conventional” Psychology really is. Or is there really a “conventional” Psychology at all? Is anything conventional at all?

I was reading Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology, Positive Prevention, and Positive Therapy in which Seligman was outlining the drivers of the Positive Psychology movement.

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February 10, 2008   No Comments

What is Positive Psychology? (Part 2)

In my first post, I defined what Positive Psychology is – “The study of the strengths and virtues that enable[s] individuals and communities to thrive and find happiness” (Positive psychology, n.d.). That is but one of many definitions abundant in this thriving new movement. To me, Positive Psychology epitomises all things optimistic, and naturally, strengths and virtues of people fall into Positive Psychology, as they are “feel-good” kind of things.

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January 24, 2008   1 Comment

Positive psychology: the husband and his five wives (Part 1)

Many years ago, one of my Polytechnic lecturers imprinted the analogy of the husband and his five wives in my mind. I love stories, they stick in your unconscious and thrive without much or no nourishment.

What is the husband and his five wives?

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January 23, 2008   1 Comment