Think Before You Think

Chapter

Abstract

I work in a think tank, so perhaps it is not surprising that I am suggesting that we all think a little harder about how positive psychology could be a force for (positive) social change. The main question that we are seeking to address at the centre for well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) is what policy making and the economy would look like if their main aim were to promote well-being. In doing so, probably the key thing we aim to achieve is to make an impact whilst simultaneously being robust and grounded in evidence. We want to make a difference – a difference to people’s lives both now and in the future.

Keywords

Gross Domestic Product Positive Psychology Ecological Footprint Public Mental Health Wicked Problem 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New Economics FoundationLondonUK

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