02/11/2020

Categories: Psychology, Postgraduate

Changing Stigmas with Positive Psychology: Retrain with a Master’s Degree

Positive psychology is one of the newest fields within psychology, and is a great tool for raising self-esteem, improving relationships and creating a better outlook on life, for clients from all backgrounds.

It’s also a great way to support male clients, as it focuses on client strengths rather than psychopathology, helping men open up in therapy sessions. Statistics tell us that one in eight men struggle with their mental health in the UK, yet many go undetected and are reluctant to seek support due to social stigmas.

Our master’s degree helps to break down those stigmas, creating a more positive way to tackle mental health issues.

Retraining in new techniques and research

The Positive Psychology course at the University of Bolton gives you the opportunity to take psychology to the next level, learning the latest concepts and theories in a relatively new subject area. Not only will you evaluate developing applications in the scientific study of positive thinking, but you will improve your approach to both research and critical enquiry.

A lot of graduates move into care professions, while others use this platform to enhance their career as a life coach, wellbeing practitioner or psychotherapist.

Removing gender stereotypes

Not only is positive psychology therapy suitable for all ages, and people from all religions and backgrounds, but it can help to break down gender stereotypes, providing support for both men and women.

Gender differences in depression are well-established, with many studies proving that there’s biological, psychological and social factors contributing to the disparity. With this new field of psychology, practitioners can remove barriers and creative a positive mind set regardless of sex or gender identity.

To find out more about retraining in this progressive area, go to our course page. We are in the Top 5 in the UK for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020), as well as No.1 in the North West for Teaching Satisfaction in Psychology Courses (The Guardian University League Tables 2021). We’ve also been voted No.1 in the North West for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide in 2021, 2020 and 2019), making us one of the top places to study in the country.

Enrol for our course in January 2021 and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

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