Foundational frameworks of positive psychology : mapping well-being orientations

dc.contributor.author Lambert, Louise
dc.contributor.author Passmore, Holli-Anne
dc.contributor.author Holder, Mark D.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-01-27T05:05:50Z
dc.date.available 2020-01-27T05:05:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this Article is published in Canadian Psychology (2015), available online at: https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000033. en_US
dc.description.abstract The scientific study of well-being has been strongly influenced by ideas from a number of related fields, including different areas of psychology. Two major philosophical traditions-hedonia and eudaimonia-underscore much of our current understanding of well-being, and are reflected across early and contemporary psychological theories of well-being. These traditions help delineate the various conceptualisations of well-being and its components; moreover, these traditions influence which research questions are asked, and where and how answers are sought. This has resulted in a plethora of categories and terms referring to similar, yet distinct, concepts such as: well-being, happiness, optimal or positive experiences, life satisfaction, and flourishing. Given the difficulties of distinguishing these concepts, this article aims to provide clarity by delineating the major orientations in positive psychology. We provide a "road-map" to theories and models of well-being found within positive psychology, thereby providing a starting a point from which an integrative framework of theories and models of well-being can be developed. To that end, also included in this review is a selection of well-being models that lie beyond the traditional frameworks. We conclude with a consideration of several criticisms that have been directed at positive psychology, and provide recommendations for future directions. © 2015 Canadian Psychological Association. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lambert, L., Passmore, H.-A., & Holder, M. D. (2015). Foundational frameworks of positive psychology: Mapping well-being orientations. Canadian Psychology, 56(3), 311–321. https://doi.org/10.1037/cap0000033 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 07085591
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cap0000033
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/36
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Psychological Association en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Lambert, L., Canadian University of Dubai, Department of Psychology, Canada; Passmore, H.-A., University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 1147 Research Road, Kelowna, BC V1V1V7, Canada; Holder, M.D., University of British Columbia, Department of Psychology, 1147 Research Road, Kelowna, BC V1V1V7, Canada
dc.relation.ispartofseries Canadian Psychology;Vol. 56, no. 3
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dc.subject Character strengths en_US
dc.subject Eudaimonia en_US
dc.subject Hedonia en_US
dc.subject Positive psychology en_US
dc.subject Well-being en_US
dc.title Foundational frameworks of positive psychology : mapping well-being orientations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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