Two Sides to Every Psyche: Implications of Positive Psychology for "Mental Health" Research in Engineering Education
Journal of Engineering Education
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
“Mental Health.” Throughout the 20th century, these familiar words have been quietly commandeered by a physiological model of health (Greenspoon & Saklofske, 2001). Unknowingly, society conspired to use these words—colloquially, academically, and scientifically—for the sole purpose of depicting (or implying) negative states of the human mind. Since the origins of psychological research over 100 years ago, our understanding of what mental health is has been conflated with notions of mental illness. Resultantly, we have tacitly agreed that the presence or absence of suffering is the sole implication of our mental health (Horwitz & Scheid, 1999).
Ashgar, Muhammad and Minichiello, Angela, "Two Sides to Every Psyche: Implications of Positive Psychology for "Mental Health" Research in Engineering Education" (2022). Engineering Education Student Research. Paper 10.
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