The Role Of Happiness – Part 1

The Role Of Happiness – Part 1

“Don’t worry, be happy!” or so the song goes. A few more songs come to mind like “Oh happy days”, “Sha-la-la (Make me happy)” (Al Green), “Happy birthday” but my favourite has to be “Happiness” (Ken Dodd). “Happiness, happiness, the greatest gift that I possess” other...
Preventative Psychology

Preventative Psychology

What’s in a name? While studying on the MAPP (Masters in Positive Psychology) a question that was discussed from time to time was the future of Positive Psychology and whether the name Positive Psychology was the most appropriate name for the discipline. This came...
The Self Help movement v Positive Psychology

The Self Help movement v Positive Psychology

Why are positive psychology academics so against the self-help movement?  At the age of 14 I recall telling my mum that I felt a bit ‘fed up’, a little down and I couldn’t seem to shake it.  I was dealing with a lot in my life at the time since we were caring for my...