Research:

Second wave positive psychology

 An appreciation of the dialectical nature of wellbeing
 
 
Second wave positive psychology is a new movement within positive psychology which focuses on the dialectical nature of wellbeing.
 
It is based upon four dialectical principles...
 
 
 

The principle

of appraisal

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It is difficult to judge phenomena as good or bad unless they are considered in context

 

 

The principle

of co-valence

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Many phenomena are a complex blend of light and dark elements 

 

The principle

of complementarity

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Most phenomena are comprised of polarities that are conceptually co-dependent

The principle

of evolution

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Phenomena evolve through a process of thesis-antithesis-synthesis 

Second wave publications

Books
Papers

Lomas, T. (2019). Anger as a moral emotion: A 'bird's eye' systematic review. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. doi: 10.1080/09515070.2019.1589421​

Lomas, T. (2018). The quiet virtues of sadness: A selective theoretical and interpretative appreciation of its potential contribution to wellbeing. New Ideas in Psychology, 49(18-26). doi: 10.1016/j.newideapsych.2018.01.002

Lomas, T. (2017). A re-appraisal of boredom: A case study in second wave positive psychology. In N. J. L. Brown, T. Lomas & F. Eiroa-Orosa (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology (pp. 213-226). New York: Routledge.

Lomas, T. (2016). The art of second wave positive psychology: Harnessing Zen aesthetics to explore the dialectics of flourishing. International Journal of Wellbeing, 6(2), 14-29. doi: 10.5502/ijw.v6i2.2

 

Lomas, T. (2016). A meditation on boredom: Re-appraising its value through introspective phenomenology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. doi: 10.1080/14780887.2016.1205695

Lomas, T. (2016). Positive psychology - The second wave. The Psychologist, 29, 536-539. 

Lomas, T. (2016). Flourishing as a dialectical balance: Emerging insights from second wave positive psychology. Palgrave Communications, 2:16018.

 

Lomas, T., & Ivtzan, I. (2015). Second wave positive psychology: Exploring the positive-negative dialectics of wellbeing. Journal of Happiness Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10902-015-9668-y

 

Lomas, T. (2015). The dialectics of emotion. In I. Ivtzan, T. Lomas, K. Hefferon & P. Worth (Eds.), Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life (pp. 5-30). London: Routledge.

 

Lomas, T. (2015). Wellbeings: Suffering, compassion, and interconnectedness. In I. Ivtzan, T. Lomas, K. Hefferon & P. Worth (Eds.), Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life (pp. 134-152). London: Routledge.