Existential Psychology

Dr. Paul Wong
 

Paul T. P. Wong’s Contribution to Existential Therapy

Meaning therapy (MT; Wong, 2010, 2016) is also known as meaning-centered counseling and therapy (MCCT). It is based on Frankl’s logotherapy, but is extended to integrate with cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive psychotherapy. Thus, it is a pluralistic approach...

Critique of Positive Psychology and Positive Interventions

Authors Co-authored with Sandi Roy, M.D., Chief Medical Director, RKHC Charitable Hospital and Founder, Happiness India Project, Delhi, India.Abstract This chapter critiques positive psychology (PP) and PP interventions (PPIs) at three levels. First, it identifies the...

How to Measure Existential Meaning

Note This is a manuscript review of the paper published as George, L. S., & Park, C. L. (2016). The Multidimensional Existential Meaning Scale: A tripartite approach to measuring meaning in life. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Advance online publication....

The Deep-and-Wide Hypothesis in Giftedness and Creativity

Authors Co-authored with Piers Worth, Ph.D., Bucks New University, London, UK.Abstract This paper provides empirical findings from four different sources that lend credence to the deep-and-wide (DAW) hypothesis (Wong, 2012) in accounting for giftedness and creativity....

Courage, Faith, Meaning, and Mature Happiness in Dangerous Times

President's Report for the Positive Living Newsletter (May 2017). Read the rest of the newsletter here.“The wound is the place where light enters you.” — Rumi The current tense political climate at home and abroad has the same feeling as the dreadful days after 9/11,...

Frankl’s Self-Transcendence Model and Virtue Ethics

Authors Co-authored with Timothy Reilly, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology, University of Notre Dame Abstract This presentation will conclude my research project on Viktor Frankl’s self-transcendence (ST) model as a framework of applying virtue ethics. My focus in this...

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