The LIFE Model: A Meta-Theoretical Conceptual Map for Applied Positive Psychology
Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I. 2014. The LIFE Model: A Meta-Theoretical Conceptual Map for Applied Positive Psychology. Journal of Happiness Studies.
|Authors||Lomas, T., Hefferon, K. and Ivtzan, I.|
Since its emergence in 1998, positive psychology has flourished. Among its successes is the burgeoning field of applied positive psychology (APP), involving interventions to promote wellbeing. However, the remit of APP is currently unclear. As such, we offer a meta-theoretical conceptual map delineating the terrain that APP might conceivably cover, namely, the Layered Integrated Framework Example model. The model is based on Wilber’s (J Conscious Stud 4(1):71–92, 1997) Integral Framework, which features the four main ontological ‘dimensions’ of the person. We then stratify these dimensions to produce a comprehensive conceptual map of the person, and of the potential areas of application for APP. For example, we deconstruct the collective dimensions of Wilber’s framework using the levels of Bronfenbrenner’s (Am Psychol 32(7):513–531, 1977) experimental ecology. The result is a detailed multidimensional framework which facilitates a comprehensive approach to promoting wellbeing, and which charts a way forward for APP.
|Keywords||Positive psychology; Applied psychology; Wellbeing; Practice; Intervention|
|Journal||Journal of Happiness Studies|
|Accepted author manuscript|
Lomas et al (2014) The LIFE model - A conceptual map for applied positive psychology (uploadable).pdf
|Web address (URL)||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9563-y|
|07 Aug 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||19 Aug 2014|
|Copyright information||The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-014-9563-y|
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