At the Forefront of the Buffer: the Convergence of Traditional and Positive Psychology

  • Pavel Lushyn State higher educational institution «University of Educational Management» of NAES of Ukraine, Education and Scientific Institute of Management and Psychology, Department of Psychology and Personal Development, Kyiv, Ukraine
Keywords: VUCA-world, Positive Psychology, Traditional Psychology, Buffer/Transition Psychology, psychological practice, non-deficiency principal, ecosystem, social psychoimmunity, ecofacilitation, post-traumatic growth


The paper provides a holistic or rather a holographic representation of the evolution of a segment of psychological disciplines in the period of its critical self-organization within a so called VUCA-world (volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous). The basic contradiction between Traditional and Positive Psychology are interpreted in terms of a source of development of a novel sphere of psychological research and practice called by the author Buffer or Transition Psychology. Its content is viewed through dialectical, psycho-immunal and clinical perspective. An original non-deficiency principal is defined and illustrated by a case of a severely traumatized woman: within one session she positively resolutes into a posttraumatic growth condition. The author raises challenging issues which open up promising discussions and practical implications into psychological and social research.


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How to Cite
Lushyn, P. (2021). At the Forefront of the Buffer: the Convergence of Traditional and Positive Psychology. Psychological Counseling and Psychotherapy, (14), 28-34.