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Psychological impact of identifying character strengths in people with psychosis

Sims, A; Barker, C; Price, C; Fornells-Ambrojo, M; (2015) Psychological impact of identifying character strengths in people with psychosis. Psychosis , 7 (2) 179 - 182. 10.1080/17522439.2014.925485. Green open access

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Abstract

A one group pre-post test design investigated the impact of identifying character strengths using the Values In Action Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS) with individuals with early psychosis (N = 29). Post-test improvements in positive affect and cognitive performance were observed. Neither self-esteem nor self-efficacy improved. The technique appears feasible for use within early intervention services. Adverse consequences should be monitored and additional components considered to enhance benefits.

Type: Article
Title: Psychological impact of identifying character strengths in people with psychosis
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/17522439.2014.925485
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17522439.2014.925485
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Routledge This is an Open Access article. Non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly attributed, cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way, is permitted. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted. Permission is granted subject to the terms of the License under which the work was published. Please check the License conditions for the work which you wish to reuse. Full and appropriate attribution must be given. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.
Keywords: cognitive performance, positive psychology, psychosis, self-esteem, strengths
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1468588
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