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What is mental health
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Lilian Jans-Beken

What is mental health?

There are great concerns about the mental health of the world’s population. Depression is the most common mental illness worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 28 people suffer from depression. But what is mental health? Within positive psychology, Keyes’ two-continua model of mental health is often used to provide insight into mental health.

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Harry Potter Positive Psychology 2.0 Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken
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Lilian Jans-Beken

Harry Potter and Positive Psychology 2.0

With closing the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, my Christmas holiday is over. It had been a few years since I had read the Harry Potter books and I was looking forward to reading the entire series again. A Christmas holiday is the perfect period for that, and I enjoyed reading the books very much. I just couldn’t help not only to enjoy it this time, but also to look at it from the perspective of positive psychology 2.0.

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Five insights on gratitude
In the media
Lilian Jans-Beken

Five Insights on Gratitude

Mark Travers PhD, blog writer on Psychology Today, wrote about the article Gratitude and Health: An Updated Review by dr. Lilian Jans-Beken of the Thriving Human Science Center.

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18th ISQOLS 2020 Rotterdam Netherlands
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Lilian Jans-Beken

ISQOLS 2020

Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken will be giving an oral presentation at the conference of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies in Rotterdam 2020

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Are we still grateful?
Science
Lilian Jans-Beken

Are we still grateful?

People are usually surprised when I tell them that I am an expert in gratitude. They spontaneously tell me about their own experiences with gratitude. They also often ask me: is there still gratitude in our society? Are people still grateful? Didn’t people become more selfish and individualistic? And I usually didn’t know what to answer. In this article I am looking for an answer to the question: are we still grateful?

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gratitude and loneliness in adults over 40 years examining the role of psychological flexibility and engaged living
In the media
Lilian Jans-Beken

Gratitude and loneliness

Dr. Lilian Jans-Beken of the Thriving Human Science Center was mentioned in a post of the Open University Netherlands as a mentor of the first author.

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