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Multinational Research on Psychological Coping With COVID-19

Nikolett Eisenbeck
David F. Carreno

Posted Apr 17, 2020

We are conducting an international study in more than 30 countries around the world, including the areas most affected by the COVID-19 thus far, such as Spain, Italy, and the United States of America. The goal of the study is to evaluate how people cope psychologically with the current coronavirus crisis (e.g., confinement, feelings of […]

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New Member Introduction: Tim Yu

Tim Yu

Posted Apr 15, 2020

I’m a third-year student and composer at the University of Toronto completing a double major in psychology and history, with an interest in thanatology. Being only 20, I am one of the younger members of the INPM. But despite the lack of distinguished awards or academic suffixes, one thing I’m certainly qualified to talk about […]

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Tips for Mental Health During the Pandemic

Geoff Thompson

Posted Apr 15, 2020

People around the world have been weighed down by the burden of stress arising from COVID-19. This is normal and to be expected, and many people seem to be struggling well—at least, for now. But some are not. The intensity and duration of the pandemic have inevitably taken a toll on mental health—and, as the […]

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President’s Column

Coping with the Mental Health Crisis of COVID-19: A Resilience Perspective

Dr. Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Apr 15, 2020

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We are now living through an unprecedented time. COVID-19, the worst pandemic in modern history, has fundamentally changed life as we know it. Everyone’s life is disrupted. The virus is more contagious and deadly than anyone had expected. There seems no end to how bad things can become. In times of mortal danger, existential anxiety […]

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The Theory of Positive Disintegration

William Tillier

Posted Mar 23, 2020

When I studied psychology in university, one of my favorite courses explored theories of personality. At the end of the course, the professor said he was going to introduce one last theory that was unknown and quite complicated. It was important, he said, because it was a forerunner to the approach of positive psychology. He […]

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Boredom & Meaning

Geoff Thompson

Posted Mar 23, 2020

The study of boredom is becoming quite fascinating. The American Psychological Association’s Dictionary of Psychology defines boredom as ‘‘a state of weariness or ennui resulting from a lack of engagement with stimuli in the environment” (VandenBos, 2007). Sufficient research has been published to indicate that boredom is a specific state of mind and not merely […]

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Psychedelics as an Aid to Addiction Recovery

Geoff Thompson

Posted Mar 23, 2020

In the early 1950s, Bill Wilson, creator of Alcoholics Anonymous, discovered that under the influence of LSD he had a spiritual experience. What attracted him to continue using the drug was that it catalyzed the same experience he had had detoxifying at Towns Hospital in December 1934—his famous “white light” spiritual experience. Although drinking two […]

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New Member Introduction: Ken Corr

Ken Corr

Posted Mar 23, 2020

I am the Congregational Care Minister at the Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN, a suburb of Nashville. I am a National Board Certified Counselor with a strong interest in Positive Psychology. I attended the Fifth World Congress on Positive Psychology at Montreal in 2017. My interests are varied: I worked as an in-patient therapist […]

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Farewell, Evelyn Tam; Welcome, Timothy Yu

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Jan 8, 2020

It is most fitting to say something about the transition of INPM staff in this first issue of the Positive Living Newsletter for 2020. It is also an opportunity for INPM members to get a glimpse of some important background work done by our staff members. Caption: Evelyn Tam. Evelyn came to us at a […]

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