prof. Jolanta Burke - V Międzynarodowa Konferencja Psychologii Pozytywnej

prof. Jolanta Burke - V Międzynarodowa Konferencja Psychologii Pozytywnej

prof. Jolanta Burke

Positive Psychology Interventions: Mechanisms, limitations and way


prof. Jolanta Burke, PhD, is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Centre for Positive Health, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ireland. Dr Burke specialises in the application of positive psychology. Specifically, she heads a “Positive Activity Research Lab” [1] that researches mechanisms for enhancing psychological flourishing and explores multidisciplinary wellbeing interventions, such as pro-environmental, lifestyle-medicine and nature-based interventions for enhancing psychological flourishing. Her research is funded by such organisations as the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland and Health Research Board. She has authored over ten books, published over 60 peer-reviewed publications and written articles for such newspapers as the Guardian, Irish Independent, and Irish Times.

Her research and publications have been featured in such media as Gazeta Wyborcza, The Economic Times, Channel News Asia, CNN and Fox News. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Conversation, where over 2 million people have read her articles in the last two years, and she was acknowledged by the Irish Times as one of 30 people who make Ireland a better place.


  • Specjalizacja: Chartered Psychologist
  • Praktyka: Over 100 peer-reviewed publications and popular articles about the application of positive psychology in daily life.
  • Uniwersytet: RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Kraj: Irlandia

Abstrakt: Positive Psychology Interventions: Mechanisms, limitations and way forward

Positive Psychology Interventions (PPIs) have been developed and empirically tested to improve wellbeing and help people flourish. However, over the last decade, empirical research indicates they have a limited impact on wellbeing, do not pass the test of time and can have adverse outcomes. In this presentation, I will examine the findings from our latest systematic review of the PPIs mediating and moderating factors impacting wellbeing. We will explore alternative ways to increase adherence and PPI effectiveness, e.g. combining PPIs with Lifestyle Medicine interventions that reduce non-communicable diseases or pro-environmental interventions that contribute to climate change. Most importantly, we will discuss the future of positive psychology applications in the light of emerging evidence and explore the new Sustained Wellbeing Model. This presentation will offer practical advice to practitioners and guidance for researchers and policymakers on what we can do to improve the impact of interventions on wellbeing.