Existential Positive Psychology (PP2.0)

Integrating Addiction Research

Geoff Thompson

Posted Mar 27, 2019

If you were to survey the literature on addiction and its treatment—more than 60 journals and countless books—you’d find many ways of making sense of the problem.

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The Double Spell of Shame

Elisabeth Vanderheiden
Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

Most people interpret shame as a negative thing: an extremely stressful experience, an instrument of individual or group oppression, or a humiliating experience of exclusion and exposure. Increasingly, however, understanding shame in different cultural contexts and, especially, from the perspective of positive psychology, has shown that shame can be a resource.

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Let Your Vulnerability be Your Strength

Paul T.P. Wong

Posted Mar 23, 2019

Are you worried about being vulnerable? “Vulnerability” is derived from the Latin word vulnerare (to be wounded); it describes the potential to be injured physically and/or psychologically. Generally, people consider vulnerability as weakness and the opposite of resilience.

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Radical Positive Psychology: A Manifesto

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Dec 2, 2017

We at the International Network on Personal Meaning believe that the world needs a positive psychology which seeks to transform negatives to positives. Radical positive psychology dares to embrace the unworthy, challenge the tyrants, and bring heaven to hell.

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Chinese Positive Psychology

What is the Ancient Chinese Secret to Resilience and Happiness?

Paul T. P. Wong

Posted Dec 1, 2017

The Chinese people might have been through the process of natural selection, bred to adapt to all kinds of extreme adversities over the past six-thousand years. The collective history of having endured and survived numerous natural disasters, oppressive regimes, and foreign occupations has endowed Chinese people with the character strengths of endurance and patience.

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