Positive Psychology and Money: interventions that shift from money anxieties to wellbeing in eastern and western cultures
with Pradnya Surana
Krueger (1986: p 54.) Said, “Money is probably the most emotionally meaningful object in contemporary life: only food and sex are its close competitors as common carriers of such strong and diverse feelings, significance, and strivings". Nevertheless, it is one of the most overlooked topics in psychology and there is hardly any research into it within positive psychology. Money is a topic which is close to everyone’s heart but very little is known about how to cultivate a positive attitude towards money.
In this talk, attitudes towards money will be presented and discussed, and the sources of these attitudes will be unpacked through a comparative analysis of Eastern and Western cultural perceptions. Finally, a novel positive psychology intervention will be presented which has been tested in a pilot study and cross cultural studies, and has shown significant reduction in money anxieties, and improved life satisfaction and self esteem.
Pradnya Surana is a PhD candidate at the School of Psychology, University of East London (UEL). Her PhD title is ‘Positive attitudes towards money: Development of an intervention to enhance money-related attitudes, with cross-cultural testing’.
Prior to embarking on a PhD, Pradnya completed an MBA in Human Resource, MA in Clinical Psychology, and an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology. She is a guest lecturer, tutor and research supervisor in the Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology Program at UEL. She’s also a trainer and currently co-delivering the Flourishing University wellbeing and resilience staff training programme at UEL and a series of mindfulness-practice sessions for staff. Pradnya is currently authoring a book on spirituality and ancient wisdom related to money that draws on her PhD. Pradnya’s work brings together positive psychology and behavioural economics in order to enable individuals to bring consciousness, coherence (Neuro- Cardinal synchronization), and resilience into their meaning making and relationship with money.
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