Lecture 10.pdf - POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION BRAIN IMPAIRMENT(EVANS Define positive psychology What was the impetus for


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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND BRAIN INJURY REHABILITATION. BRAIN IMPAIRMENT (EVANS) Define positive psychology. What was the impetus for developing this approach and research area? - Positive psychology (PP) is the scientific study of emotion, wellbeing, positive character and positive institutions - Concerned with what leads to happiness, wellbeing and optimal functioning - Impetus – a perceived need by some psychologists to refocus research and treatment efforts List some ways the paper says life can change following brain injury? Is it always negative? - Negative effects may occur but with the help of pp may improve - Positive effects can also be prevalent o Psychological growth, spiritual change, personal strength, new possibilities, more appreciative of family, life and social relations List and briefly describe the three ways in which the concept of happiness is broken down in positive psychology 1. The pleasant life - Positive emotion in past, present and future 2. The engaged life - Using personal traits and positive character strengths, flow – the experience of completely involved in an activity for its own sake 3. The meaningful life - Belonging to, and serving positive institutions, something that fosters positive emotion Briefly describe two major components of positive psychology methodology - Measuring subjective wellbeing o Strengths of a character engagement in flow and meaning - Positive interventions o Listing 3 good things in life and using signature strengths in a new way o Both had short and long-term effects compared to the other three (which were: the gratitude visit, you at your best, identifying strengths) Briefly discuss the potential effects of brain injury specifically using the three domains of happiness defined by positive psychology - The pleasant life o Cognitive or physical impairments may interfere with the ability to take part in pleasurable activities o
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  • Winter '19
  • Jennifer Hoshooley
  • Psychology, Traumatic brain injury, SenseCam

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