Please wait a minute...
Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (2) : 290-297     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00290
Regular Articles |
Constructive conflict and translation of perspective in the positive psychology research
ZHAI Xianliang; GE Lujia
(School of Philosophy and Sociology, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China)
Download: PDF(385 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks    
Abstract  

Positive psychology has tended to be defined in terms of a concern with positive mental states and qualities. However, excessive focus on positive psychology has contributed to “tyranny of the positive” and imbalance of psychology. Some researchers have begun to criticize and rebel against this phenomenon foundation about “the paradoxical effects of positive” and “the positive psychology of negative thinking”. The conflict between those two different orientations reflects the current predicament of positive psychology, but also provides the foundation for the conversion of horizon as it is constructive. First, a new taxonomy is needed for transforming the perspective of positive psychology. Second, dialectical thinking and contextual variable are also needed to be drawn into the study of positive psychology. Based on these innovations, the future development of positive psychology tends to be balanced, contextual, dialectical and cultural, which tries to understand the complexity of psychological and the wholeness of life.

Keywords positive psychology      constructive confliction      conversion of horizon      dialectical thinking     
Corresponding Authors: ZHAI Xianliang, E-mail: 1041050421@qq.com   
Issue Date: 15 February 2017
Service
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors
ZHAI Xianliang
GE Lujia
Cite this article:   
ZHAI Xianliang,GE Lujia. Constructive conflict and translation of perspective in the positive psychology research[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(2): 290-297.
URL:  
http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.00290     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2017/V25/I2/290
[1] XU Xiaobo; SUN Chao; WANG Fengyan. Spiritual well-Being: Concept, measurement, related variables and intervention[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(2): 275-289.
[2] ZHENG Xiaoming;LU Shuye. Thriving at Work: Focus on Employee’s Health and Growth[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(7): 1283-1293.
[3] GUO Dingrong;REN Jun;ZHANG Zhenxin;Fred B. BRYANT. Savoring: Enjoying Positive Experience with Concentrated Attention[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(7): 1262-1271.
[4] ZHANG Shu-Min. The Two-Dimensional Stress Management Model in Positive Organizational Behavior[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2012, 20(12): 2061-2068.
[5] ZHANG Ning;ZHANG Yu-Qing. Character Strengths: The Psychological Capital to
Build a Good Life
[J]. , 2010, 18(07): 1161-1167.
[6] ZHOU Ya; LIU Xiang-Ping; SU Yang; RAN Li-Wen. Negative Biases or Positivity Lacks? The Explanation of Positive Psychology on Depression[J]. , 2010, 18(04): 590-597.
[7] CAO Xin-Mei; LIU Xiang-Ping. From Learned Helplessness, Learned Optimism to Positive Psychology: Seligman’s Contributions on Psychology Development[J]. , 2008, 16(04): 562-566.
[8] Ren Jun;Ye Haosheng. Some Issues In Current Positive Psychology Movement[J]. , 2006, 14(05): 787-794.
[9] Ren Jun;Ye Haosheng. Is Western Positive Psychology A Psychological Revolution?[J]. , 2005, 13(06): 856-863.
[10] Li Jinzhen,Wang Wenzhong,Shi Jiannong. Positive Psychology:A New Trend in Psychology[J]. , 2003, 11(03): 321-327.
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed   
Copyright © Advances in Psychological Science
Support by Beijing Magtech