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Psychologist Papers is a scientific-professional journal, whose purpose is to publish reviews, meta-analyzes, solutions, discoveries, guides, experiences and useful methods to address problems and issues arising in professional practice in any area of the Psychology.
It is also provided as a forum for contrasting opinions and encouraging debate on controversial approaches or issues.
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A number of lines of research have provided information on the predictive power of some socio-demographic, psychosocial or medical variables in the development of PTG in cancer patients
A number of lines of research have provided information...
The term Positive Psychology is found in the book Motivation and Personality
by Abraham Maslow, published in 1954, where a chapter is devoted to this
subject. However, the humanistic approach driven by Maslow was not so
grounded in research; the biggest surge in the research on which today’s
positive psychology is based occurred at the beginning of the 21st century,
led by its top representatives in those early days: Martin Seligman and Mihail
Csikszentmihalyi (2000). We say all this because we must not forget that
positive psychology is psychology and, thus, it uses the scientific method
basing its roots and objectives on knowledge and scientific research.
With regards to the object of study of Positive Psychology, we can appreciate that it cuts across different areas and fields of application of psychology (health, work, organizations, sports, leisure, education, etc.) And it focuses primarily on positive experiences, psychological strengths and positive communities in various contexts and applications. It is evident that the object of study focuses on the “positive”, but it should be borne in mind that the positive goes beyond the purely hedonic or pleasurable. In this regard, we agree with Pawelski (2016), in that perhaps the defining feature of Positive Psychology is an interest in the positive1, not from a simplistic perspective, but rather contemplating at least two meanings of the word: a more traditional meaning that relates to the presence of something that is positive due to its quality, such as serenity, joy, positive relationships with others, etc.; and another more novel meaning that has to do with preference, with something that is of value and has a sense of progress or proliferation.
It is true that, at least in the beginnings of Positive Psychology driven by its pioneers, Seligman
The evaluation of tests and the dissemination of the
resulting reports has been implemented
internationally with the clear aim of improving the
use of tests, and thus the professional practice. In our
environment the action was implemented by the Test
Commission of the General Council of the Spanish
Psychological Association in 2010 (Muniz et. al., 2011),
and with the publication of this paper four editions have
now been established (Ponsoda & Hontangas, 2013;
Hernández, Tomás, Ferreres & Lloret, 2014) of a valuable
professional tool, the main formal, procedural and content
aspects of which we examine here.
There are basically two models of test evaluation: the
model proposed by the European Federation of
Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) (Evers et al., 2013)...