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WELLBEING ATS1262

Wellbeing and quality of life

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PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORISTS THOUGHT... argued that humans act in response to unconscious drives for sexuality and aggression
BEHAVIOURIST THEORISTS THOUGHT... identified biological drives (e.g. hunger, thirst) and/or environmental contingencies of reinforcement as the fundamental motivators for behaviour.
HUMANISTIC THEORISTS Humanistic theorists like Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow argued that human beings are motivated by higher purposes that distinguish them from the rest of the animal kingdom.
ABRAHAM MASLOW'S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS Self-Actualization, Esteem Needs, Belongingness and Love, Safety Needs and Physiological Needs.
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Positive Psychology is grounded in the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within them, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.
QUALITY OF LIFE (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies. QOL has a wide range of contexts, including the fields of international development, healthcare, politics and employment.
OBJECTIVE MEASURES measures wellbeing through observable factors such as economic, social and environmental statistics
SUBJECTIVE MEASURES capture people’s feelings or real experiences, or their perceived wellbeing.
SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING (SWB) Involves the evaluation of life, including cognitive judgements of life satisfaction and affective evaluations of emotions and mood.
INTERNATIONAL WELLBEING GROUP Involves the evaluation of life, including cognitive judgements of life satisfaction and affective evaluations of emotions and mood.
EASTERLIN PARADOX This is the finding that growth in per capita income is not reflected in increasing happiness. Research occurred in the 70s in USA.
MENTAL HEALTH Refers to a state of wellbeing in which individuals realise their own abilities, cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and are able to make a contribution to their community.
CRITERIA FOR ABNORMAL BEHAVIOUR (1) Deviance (2) Maladaptive behaviour (3) Personal distress
DEPRESSION FACTORS 1) Genetics 2) Reduced serotonin levels increase depressive symptoms 3) Environmental factors: E.g. early childhood experiences.
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