Psychopathology and languishing are distinct

Jayawickreme, Eranda and Blackie, Laura E.R. (2017) Psychopathology and languishing are distinct. Journal of Positive Psychology . ISSN 1743-9779 (In Press)

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Halls-Simmons and McGrath have proposed that character strengths can moderate the impact that clinical symptoms have on functioning. This notion is reasonable in light of existing evidence. Specifically, we provide secondary analyses from data first presented in Blackie, Jayawickreme, Forgeard, & Jayawickreme (2015) suggesting that character strengths can moderate the impact of psychopathology on functioning. We argue however that this conceptual work should only the first step in developing a comprehensive model of how flourishing can be promoted and languishing avoided.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: character strengths, hope, wisdom, virtue, depression, Rwandan genocide, Personal Growth Initiative
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 15:02
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 02:01

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