Positive developmental psychology: A review of literature concerning well-being throughout the lifespan
Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I. 2016. Positive developmental psychology: A review of literature concerning well-being throughout the lifespan. The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being. 4 (2), pp. 143-164.
|Authors||Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I.|
As positive psychology has matured as a discipline, sub-fields have emerged focusing on particular areas, including a number concentrating on specific life stages. These include positive parenting, positive education, positive youth development, and positive aging. However, until now, there has not been a systematic appreciation of these various developmental paradigms, nor an attempt to consider them as a whole. As such, the current paper introduces the overarching notion of positive developmental psychology, an umbrella term encompassing these intersecting developmental disciplines. The paper offers a narrative review of selected literature within these areas – highlighting key theoretical concepts, empirical studies and applied interventions – doing so through the prism of a multidimensional framework. Thus the paper provides a synthesis of the wealth of theory and research within positive developmental psychology, offering a much-needed overview of this burgeoning new field, and setting out a comprehensive research agenda for the years ahead.
|Journal||The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being|
|Journal citation||4 (2), pp. 143-164|
|Publisher||The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.journalofhappiness.net/volume/volume-4-issue-2|
|29 Dec 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||04 Jan 2017|
|Accepted||22 Aug 2016|
|Copyright information||© 2016 The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being (JHW)|
|License||All rights reserved|
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