Positive Psychology

Dr. Paul Wong
 

The Positive Psychology of Shame and the Theory of PP 2.0

The Value of Shame: Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts By Elisabeth Vanderheiden and Claude-Hélène Mayer Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017. 302 pp. ISBN 978-3-319-53099-4. $119.00 Reviewed by Paul T. P. Wong The Value of Shame: Exploring a Health...

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...

International Psychology and I: A Reflection

My birth and historical and cultural background as a Chinese combined with my higher education and academic career as a Canadian have destined me to be an international psychologist. Since my days as a graduate student, all that is within me has recoiled from...

Proposed Guidelines for Collaborative Research

Why do we need collaborative research? It is needed because of the complex and holistic nature of any human phenomenon. In order to advance the common good, we need to learn from each other and work together towards a better understanding of human...

Good Work: The Meaning-Centered Approach (MCA)

Introduction This chapter focuses on the notion of good work from a meaning-centered approach (MCA). MCA views good work at three levels: the individual, the organization, and society. At the individual level, good work means that employees are empowered through...

Positive Psychology in North America

Authors Co-authored with Roger Tweed, Ph.D., Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC, Canada.Historial Background to Positive Psychology in North America Humanistic Psychology The story of positive psychology (PP) in America begins long prior to the modern...

Self-Transcendence: A Paradoxical Way to Become Your Best

Introduction I propose that the way to become your best self is, paradoxically, to become more selfless. I want to make the case that, in a world of cut-throat competition, the best strategy to survive and prosper for individuals and societies is to give our best in...

Chinese Positive Psychology Revisited

Abstract This paper argues that since Chinese culture is complex and profound, an uncritical transplant of American positive psychology to Chinese soil may not be fruitful. It proposes that a more promising approach to Chinese Positive Psychology (CPP)...

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