This chapter seeks to make the point that positive psychological functioning can be viewed in terms of task-focused rather than self-focused processing. It makes a strong case for this idea and links it to multiple and diverse sources of evidence. Subsequently, however, multiple questions concerning the model are discussed. Such questions include relations of the dual-process model to other dual-process models, potential boundary conditions, and directions for future research.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Designing Positive Psychology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Taking Stock and Moving Forward|
|Editors||Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, Michael F. Steger.|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - 1 May 2011|
|Name||Series in positive psychology|
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- Dual-process model
- Positive psychology
- Psychological functioning
- Self-focused processing
- Task-focused processing