Reflected appraisal has a huge impact on ones own self worth. Having high self esteem helps people accomplish their goals and helps them to communicate well with others. The biggest influence on our self-esteem is the reflection on how other people view our self worth. One way to have a positive self perception of ourselves is to be around positive people who won't drag you down. Making sure I have A good viewpoint of myself I know I can accomplish my goals and dreams.
Basic Concepts in Positive Psychology Kevin Brown Psy/220 1/11/2015 Subjective well-being for researchers is by having emotional reactions and cognitive judgments that is based on the study of happiness. Subjective well-being is measured when it comes on judgments by satisfactions and feelings of fulfillment. When evaluating an area of their lives such as career and relationships. When developing emotional feelings and experiencing different types of emotions positive or negative. SWB “includes the various types of evaluation of one's life one might make - it can include self-esteem, joy, feelings of fulfillment, and so forth”.
The way that we think can make a situation appear negative or positive. As stated by Spoors et al two people in exactly the same situation can view the same situation entirely different depending on whether they have a positive optimistic outlook on life or a negative pessimistic outlook. Cognitive Therapy, a form of therapy which aims to replace negative or distorted thought with more positive and rational ones, by developing strategies to actively promote more positive thinking has proved to be effective in many cases of depression and anxiety. By replacing negative thoughts with more positive thoughts encourages more positivity and can often assist in reversing a downward spiral of negative thinking and result in a more positive and pleasant outcome. In a study conducted by Martin Seligman cited by Spoors et al, Seligman found that happiness levels increased in participants in the study when they were encouraged to focus on more positive things that had happened in their past, and to reflect on their own personal strengths and to write a daily list of things that had gone well and the reasons why.
Thus, when people become more positive their brains will become more engaged, creative, motivated energetic, healthier, resilient, and productive. These seven principles will help individuals overcome obstacles, reverse bad habits, become more efficient and productive, make the most of opportunities, and help conquer the most ambitious goals either in life or in work. The principles include the happiness advantage, the fulcrum and the lever, the Tetris effect, falling up, the Zorro circle, the 20-second rule and social
Strong evidence indicates that feeling close to, and valued by other people is a human need, when we connect we achieve social wellbeing which is important when it comes to total health and wellbeing. Being active is the next step to wellbeing, being active has a strong link between being physically active and good mental wellbeing. Being physically active is thought to cause chemical changes in the brain which can help to positively change our mood (Improve Mental Wellbeing n.d). Being active in also helps lower rates of depression, therefore improving mental wellbeing and how we think and behave in our daily lives. The third step is taking notice, being aware of our surroundings, by visiting new places, helps broaden and strengthens our awareness, it may help us re-affirm priorities in our own lives, and it can help with self-understanding
What do statistics reveal? Statistically significant? 4. Alternate explanations? Bias in research- refers to beliefs that interfere with objectivity Placebo effect- a fake treatment, an inactive substance like sugar, distilled water, or saline solution can sometimes improve a patient’s condition simply because the person has the expectation that it will help them.
Abstract This paper explores two published articles that report results from research conducted on individuals suffering from posttraumatic stress. The researchers looked for positive changes in outlook and measured the individual’s posttraumatic growth. Both articles define posttraumatic growth as “improved relationships with others, openness to new possibilities, greater appreciation of life, enhanced personal strength, and spiritual development.” This paper examines the research presented by both articles and compares their main arguments to society today. Positive Changes in Character Following Posttraumatic Stress The field of trauma is increasingly focusing its attention on positive outcomes arising from adversity. While the negative consequences of trauma are well-documented, a recent emerging literature points to the potential for trauma to be an experience that is, for some individuals, deeply transformative in ways that are reported as positive and valued.
The aim of this paper is to argue that spirituality and religiosity have an integrative and fundamental role in promoting physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being. First, the paper will begin by taking a multifaceted look at intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity and spirituality as well as their increasing significance among the aging cohort. Secondly, benefits associated with spirituality will be discussed, including physical benefits, psychological/ emotional benefits, specifically focusing on increase in coping abilities, decrease in depression rates and decrease in death anxiety, as well as social benefits. Following that, are arguments as to why these benefits should be considered, by incorporating the spiritual dimension in health care models. The number of studies connecting spirituality and health care has notably increased in the more recent years (Chiu, Emblem, Hofwegen, Meyerhoff & Sawatzky, 2004), along with an increase in research linking religiosity and spirituality to health, well-being and quality of life among the elderly (Lee, & Yoon, 2006).
Carl Rogers Methodology July 15, 2012 Carl Roger’s Methodology Carl Rogers is one of the most influential people of humanistic psychology and some would say he was as famous as Freud. His approach went against the medical and psychoanalytic models of treatment. His theory focused on personality and behavior that assumed the basis of mental wellness resides to the individual person rather than on the expert and authority of a psychiatric professional. One of the fundamental principles of his theory is that personal growth would happen if an atmosphere of non-judgmental, empathic, caring was given, and the client could then figure out solutions for themselves. However, his way of doing things and going against certain processes provided some criticism from many critics in the psychiatric community.
Historical trends in psychological enquiry, in addition to fundamental shifts in Psychology’s subject base has led to the use of the scientific method. Ultimately, the aim of the scientific method is to test hypothesis by falsifying them. It is impossible to prove a hypothesis correct but we are able to prove a hypothesis wrong. Karl Popper saw falsifiability as a black and white definition, that if a theory is falsifiable, it is scientific, and if not, then it is unscientific. Empirical data is information that is gained through a direct observation or an experiment rather than a reasoned argument or unfounded belief.