Positive Psychology

Discuss how Positive Psychology may be used to enhance people’s psychological well- being. Illustrate your answer by discussing research that relates to two different positive psychology interventions.

Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2003). The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of personality and social psychology, 84(4), 822.
Davis, D. E., Choe, E., Meyers, J., Wade, N., Varjas, K., Gifford, A., & Worthington Jr, E.L. (2016). Thankful for the little things: A meta-analysis of gratitude interventions. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(1), 20.
Gander, F., Proyer, R. T., Ruch, W., & Wyss, T. (2013). Strength-based positive interventions: Further evidence for their potential in enhancing well-being and alleviating depression. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14(4), 1241-1259.
Lyubomirsky, S., & Layous, K. (2013). How do simple positive activities increase well- being?. Current directions in psychological science, 22(1), 57-62.

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