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Designing Positive PsychologyTaking Stock and Moving Forward$
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Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, and Michael F. Steger

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373585

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.001.0001

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A Task-Focused Mind Is a Happy and Productive Mind

A Task-Focused Mind Is a Happy and Productive Mind

A Processing Perspective

(p.160) 11 A Task-Focused Mind Is a Happy and Productive Mind
Designing Positive Psychology

Michael D. Robinson

Maya Tamir

Oxford University Press

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.

Keywords:   positive psychology, psychological functioning, dual-process model, task-focused processing, self-focused processing

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