Positive Psychology – a Whistle Stop Tour
‘Psychology has lost its way’, mused a well-known pioneer of the subject, Martin Seligman. His meaning was that, in focusing too much on negative aspects of the human experience, Psychology has traditionally missed the opportunity to define and describe what he termed, ‘human flourishing’.
On Wednesday 3 March, Lower Sixth Psychology students, and other interested Sixth Former pupils, were treated to a fascinating whistle-stop ‘Google Meet’ tour of ‘Positive Psychology’, delivered by Nikki Ayles; Associate Lecturer at the University of Worcester and a Qualified Strengths Coach.
Through a clear and interesting exposé, Nikki helped pupils to explore research and evidence underpinning Positive Psychology, as well as providing practical tips for consciously improving our own well-being and identifying our strengths. This was a much needed tonic in these challenging times!
Mrs Mary Stephen
Head of Psychology