General themes

Positive psychology: Theory / Basic Research

Positive psychology aims to reveal those factors which can facilitate human flourishing, both at a subjective, individual and group level. The special goal of this perspective is to make evidence-based studies about these ingredients which are revealed through the research of positive functioning. Flow theory, wisdom, courage, virtues and strengths, happiness are some examples on these basic theoretical concepts of positive psychology.

Positive psychology: Applied Research

In the applied level of positive psychological studies, researchers use the basic concepts and findings to reach an exact practical goal: for example to check how we can facilitate flow in schools, if there is a difference in subjective well-being in various age groups, or to see which strengths have more advantages in different jobs.

Positive psychology: Practice

The practice of positive psychological findings are parallel with the academic, research-oriented side of the perspective. The aim is to use evidence-based results in a way to help people flourishing: to make interventions for athletes for a better performance, to help students in engagement, to allow families to have more positive experiences together in order to increase their satisfaction with the relationship.

Subthemes

  • Biological Aspects
  • Clinical Populations and psychotherapy
  • Coaching & Practice
  • Culture & Global Issues
  • Education
  • Health
  • Wellbeing
  • Lifespan Development
  • Measures & Methods
  • Personality and individual differences
  • Work & Organizations
  • Society & Policy & European issues
  • Sports and physical exercise
  • Interpersonal relations