Positive Psychology Theory

Over the years, we have accumulated some thought-provoking papers on positive psychology theory. Indulge in it as much as you please.

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What is Self-Esteem? 3 Theories on the Function of Self-Esteem

Clive Nayler This article looks to provide an insight into the plethora of research literature, measures and definitions available in the field of self-esteem. Its origins, from both a theoretical and contemporary perspective, are assessed before reviewing the three...

What is PTG: the Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

Nietzsche (1997/1889) cited in Haidt (2006, p135) stated that: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. The adversity hypothesis states that people require adversity, trauma and setbacks in order to grow, find fulfilment, develop as a person and find their inner...

PP Mind Maps

One of the assignments that students of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the UEL have to complete is creating a mind map of the broad field of Positive Psychology. Below are a few interesting mind maps we have selected. Mind map by Bridget...

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