Positive psychology and brain injury rehabilitation

Evans, J.J. (2011) Positive psychology and brain injury rehabilitation. Brain Impairment, 12(2), pp. 117-127.

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Publisher's URL: http://www.atypon-link.com/AAP/doi/abs/10.1375/brim.12.2.117

Abstract

Positive psychology (PP) is the scientific study of positive emotion and wellbeing. In recent years, there has been a shift in the focus of PP from understanding the factors that contribute to wellbeing to developing and evaluating interventions to improve wellbeing. This article addresses the question of whether the principles and practice of PP are relevant to brain injury rehabilitation. It is concluded that PP is indeed relevant to brain injury rehabilitation; that much of our current (best) practice is consistent with the principles of PP, but there remain areas where brain injury rehabilitation practice could draw further on the specific methods of PP.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:SPECIAL ISSUE: Adopting a Growth Perspective in Brain Injury Research: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evans, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Evans, J.J.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Brain Impairment
ISSN:1443-9646

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