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2nd Applied Positive Psychology Symposium

Smith, Matthew D. and Worth, Piers (2016) 2nd Applied Positive Psychology Symposium. In: 2nd Applied Positive Psychology Symposium, 21 May 2016, Buckinghamshire New University.

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Abstract

The MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Buckinghamshire New University is a part-time two-year programme, and is now in its fourth year. This Proceedings represents the contributions to our 2nd Applied Positive Psychology Symposium held on Saturday 21st May 2016. The symposium was first held in May 2015 as an opportunity for our first cohort of MAPP graduates to present their completed dissertation work to a wider audience, and prepare papers for the symposium’s Proceedings that were based on their dissertation projects. The intention is that, for some, this may be an important first step in looking to publish work in an academic journal or in other ways as appropriate. We are delighted to be able to return with a second symposium which, again, provides this opportunity for our students. We are further encouraged that this year, alongside students presenting dissertation work, we also have contributions from current MAPP students who are presenting work based on, or inspired by, work they have undertaken as part of their assignment work on the course. We hope this may set the precedent that future students will also want to engage with the symposium this way, and develop their ideas further as part of the process. We are also very happy to welcome a contribution from a researcher who is not involved with the MAPP at Bucks New University (Cal Cooper, p. 98). It is our intention that we may further build upon this as part of future symposia by inviting contributions from other researchers and students on other MAPP or related programmes. We trust you will find the papers in the Proceedings to be an engaging and uplifting insight into some of the latest work being conducted by the next generation of positive psychology researchers and practitioners.

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Additional Information: Contributions are acknowledged from current MAPP students who have presenting work based on, or inspired by, work they have undertaken as part of their assignment work on the course. David Carne. Gratitude: The ‘holy grail’ of healthiness and flourishing?. Mark Walker. A life worthy of the Gods: Towards a neo-Epicurean ‘moral psychology’. Georgina Clarke. How does one evaluate a community wellbeing intervention such as the Five Ways to Wellbeing?. Deborah Smith. Exploring the effects of introducing short, manageable mindfulness. practises to adults seeking to lose weight in a UK Weight Watchers meeting Adam Gibson. Assessing the complexity of flow experiences in differing contexts Babette Tegldal. The joy dilemma: Challenging prevalent definitions of joy through the study of the lived experience of chronic illness. Reece Coker. Hopeful fear and fearful hope: A polar perspective Callum E. Cooper. The therapeutic nature of anomalous events: A union of positive. psychology and parapsychology.
Keywords: Applied Positive, Psychology, Higher Education
Divisions: ?? BucksNewUniversity ??
Depositing User: Ms Jackie McPeak
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 14:07
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:26
URI: http://bucks.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15068

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