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MISCELLANY MARCH 2021

Meaning Conference 2021 Register Now COVID-19 has killed more than 2.5 million people, devastated the world economy, and wreaked havoc on mental health globally. The challenges for psychologists are: How can we help people stay positive and become better and stronger? and How can we make the world a safer, kinder, and fairer place for […]

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Member: Jeremy Forsythe, BSc

Hello INPM community! My name is Jeremy Forsythe and I am thrilled to join this incredible research community. Let me tell you a bit about myself. In 2016, I earned my Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. As an undergraduate, I developed an interest for studying all things psychology and philosophy. One topic that […]

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Member: Teddy Cheung, PhD (Cand.)

I am a chartered clinical psychologist in UK and registered clinical psychologist in Hong Kong, with specializations in child psychology, rehabilitation, and neuropsychology. I hold Associate Fellowships in both British Psychological Society and Hong Kong Psychological Society. I publish in diverse disciplines from paediatrics, geriatric psychiatry, neuroscience to mental health. I lectured for several professional […]

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Member: Sherry Beaumont, PhD, DVATI, RCC

I’m a Psychology Professor at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). I’ve been teaching lifespan developmental psychology courses for more than 27 years, and I was one of the first Canadian university professors to teach positive psychology to undergraduates beginning in 2006. In recent years, that first positive psychology course has evolved into a […]

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Dąbrowski’s Levels of Development – Part I

William Tillier

Posted Mar 17, 2021

Plato’s Influence I asked Dąbrowski what I should read to give me insight into the foundation of his theory, and he replied, “Plato.” Simply put, Plato described two basic realms of reality differentiated by the accuracy, complexity and richness of what is perceived. The lower realm represents the sensible world, and the higher, the intelligible […]

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Mainstream Tips for Easing Pandemic Fatigue

The internet is overflowing with blogs providing tips for dealing with pandemic fatigue. Here are a few. Although the authors differ a bit on how they define this fatigue, all point to our growing weariness of following restrictions and guidelines. Elizabeth Millard (2021, February 17). How to Not Let Pandemic Fatigue Turn Into Pandemic Burnout. […]

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Battling COVID-19 Fatigue with Humor

Mega Leung

Posted Mar 17, 2021

According to the World Health Organization, March 11, 2021, marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not an understatement to say that the world had been turned upside down in the past year, and to this day we are still waiting longingly for a foreseeable end. After a year of relentless reports, […]

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Making Sense of Pandemic Fatigue

Geoff Thompson

Posted Mar 17, 2021

For almost a year, now, I’ve been reading about the pandemic on the internet and watching daily reports on infection rates and preventive measures. Because I work at a mental health facility, I’m most concerned with how this plague has affected psychological wellbeing. For example, pandemic fatigue—also called “behavioral fatigue,” “emergency fatigue,” “public fatigue,” and […]

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Transcend the Pandemic: How to Redesign the Future of Work*

*Based on my presentation at the symposium on the Future of Work at the annual Convention of Social of Consulting Psychology, Feb.4-7, 2021 Abstract The coronavirus has drastically changed the world of work and demands a redesign for organizations and individuals in order to meet the numerous new challenges, such as working remotely and a […]

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Two Different Models of Human Flourishing: Seligman’s PERMA Model Versus Wong’s Self-transcendence Model

©Dr. Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D. Seligman’s (2011) PERMA model is limited by its failure to address existential suffering, which can undermine our best efforts to achieve flourishing. Wong’s model is developed from the framework of existential positive psychology (PP 2.0): Existential anxieties and negative emotions are an inescapable aspect of life. The pursuit and […]

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