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Responsibility is the Key to Surviving and Thriving in Dangerous Times
In a democratic society, people are free to choose, but are not free from the consequences of their choices. A sense of responsibility towards the self, others, and a higher authority serves the important function of guiding people to make the right choices. Therefore, the survival and wellbeing of individuals and society depends on the responsible use of freedom.
Are negative emotions to be managed and controlled? Daniel Jordan’s research suggests that both positive and negative emotions may be important for therapeutic change.
Piers worked until his recent retirement as Associate Professor (the local title is “Reader”) in Psychology at Bucks New University. He wrote, validated, and co-led the university’s M.Sc. Applied Positive Psychology for seven years, which established an international reputation for student care. His continuing research and writing interests include Second Wave Positive Psychology and Existential […]
I emigrated from South Korea when I was five and have much to thank my parents for in giving me the opportunity to create a good life in Hawaii and later in New York City. I graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a double major in psychology and philosophy. Thereafter, I completed my doctorate in […]
My name is Lilian Jans-Beken (49) and I am from the Netherlands. I am a late bloomer in science. Before I went to university at 39, I earned a living as a truck driver. But then, one day, my husband suggested that I go to university because he thought I could do it.
I am an emerging scholar engaged with planetary health and well-being (global health, mental health), trans-disciplinary gender & sexuality studies, and critical development studies focused on politics and ethics of social justice, and aim to nurture peace and harmony.