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Second Wave Positive Psychology: Exploring the Positive–Negative Dialectics of Wellbeing
Positive psychology has tended to be defined in terms of a concern with ‘positive’ psychological qualities and states. However, critics of the field have highlighted various problems inherent inExpand
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Positive Art: Artistic Expression and Appreciation as an Exemplary Vehicle for Flourishing
The relevance of the arts to well-being has been recognized within clinical fields, as reflected in therapeutic forms based on various art modalities, from music to drama therapy. However, there hasExpand
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The impact of mindfulness on the wellbeing and performance of educators: A systematic review of the empirical literature
Abstract Given the potentially demanding nature of teaching, efforts are underway to develop practices that can improve the wellbeing of educators, including interventions based on mindfulnessExpand
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A Qualitative Analysis of Experiential Challenges Associated with Meditation Practice
Although empirical interest in meditation has flourished in recent years, few studies have addressed possible downsides of meditation practice, particularly in community populations. In-depthExpand
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Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life
Positive psychology is currently equated with theory and research on the positive aspects of life. The reality could not be further from the truth. Positive psychology investigates and researchesExpand
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Critical Positive Masculinity
Although theorists like Connell (1995 ) have emphasised diversity in men and masculinities, there remains a tendency to present masculinity in singular terms as an assemblage of toxic traits,Expand
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Making meaning through mentoring: Mentors finding fulfilment at work through self-determination and self-reflection
Organisations are increasingly concerned with promoting employee engagement. Research from positive psychology suggests that one key driver of engagement is experiencing work as meaningful. Expand
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Recontextualizing Mindfulness: Theravada Buddhist Perspectives on the Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Awareness
Although mindfulness has been embraced by the West, this has mostly been a secular “decontextualized” form of mindfulness, disembedded from its original Buddhist nexus of beliefs/practices. This hasExpand
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Positive Social Psychology: A Multilevel Inquiry Into Sociocultural Well-Being Initiatives.
Although the field of positive psychology has made great strides in developing interventions for wellbeing, many of these are aimed at individuals, designed to engender adaptive psychologicalExpand
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Developing a Growth Mindset through outdoor personal development: can an intervention underpinned by psychology increase the impact of an outdoor learning course for young people?
ABSTRACT This study considers the impact of using a series of Mindset interventions during a five-day outdoor personal development (OPD) course. Self-efficacy, resilience and Mindset were measuredExpand
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