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Conceptualizing strengths: positive development and mental health correlates in emerging
Research on individual strengths has historically been conducted with samples across the lifespan. However, the conceptualization and operationalization of strengths has varied by study, leaving gaps in the literature. ...
Examining the “sadder but wiser” paradox: are those high in dispositional self-reflection likely to journal, and do they benefit?
Self-reflection is the tendency to reflect on one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It has a strong foundation in psychology for conferring self-knowledge and self-awareness. Journaling is an example of an activity ...
Personality traits and depressive symptoms in informal caregivers in Canada: a longitudinal study of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging data
In 2018, approximately one out of four Canadians, aged 15 and older, provided informal care to a family member or a friend. Caregivers are at an increased risk for depression and depressive symptoms because of the ...
Attachment styles and functions of self-harm in adults with nonsuicidal self-injury
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a direct and deliberate act that involves damage to one´s body tissues without suicidal intent. Research shows that it is maintained by four reinforcement processes (automatic positive ...