In this paper we scrutinise the claim that interventions arising from positive psychology are always justified in and of themselves (Duckworth, Steen & Seligman, 2005). We claim that it is not morally justifiable for public funding bodies, charged with increasing community wellbeing, to support life enhancement/coaching practises over therapeutic practises. To support this claim we establish intuitive, theoretical, and pragmatic arguments.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Facta Universitatis: Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2011|
Luck, M., & Harrison, J. (2011). Funding Happiness: A study of the arguments against the public funding of life enhancement. Facta Universitatis: Series Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology and History, 10(1), 101-110.