Dr Christian van Nieuwerburgh in the UK and Dr Ilona Boniwell in France contemplate the positive effects of studying on postgraduate Positive Psychology degrees Positive psychology has witnessed a phenomenally rapid growth within a relatively short period of time (Hefferon & Boniwell, 2011). Its distinguishing orientation is towards the potential in people rather than their shortcomings (Boniwell, 2012). Driven by a desire to develop the field on a firm evidence base, there has been significant research into positive psychology. From the outset, the possibilities of applying the findings from positive psychology have captured the imagination of many psychologists and non-psychologists, […]

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