Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones
Buckinghamshire New University | bucks · Centre for Positive Psychology

Master of Science
Ph.D.: Positive Aloneness: Examining the role of conceptual complexity and psychological wellbeing in mid-life


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I am graduate of the MAPP (BNU) and I am currently a part time Ph.D. student exploring the topic of positive aloneness in mid-life. My research looks across loneliness and solitude to understand how those going thr. mid-life transitions can develop positive experiences of being alone. I am a member of the Centre for Positive Psychology within BNU.
Additional affiliations
February 2020 - present
Buckinghamshire New University
  • Post Graduate Research Student (Ph.D.)
  • Having completed the MAPP with the University in 2018 I am now a part time Ph.D. student.


Publications (3)
Research Proposal
This is a proposal not yet confirmed. The aim is to explore the role of emotions in close adult friendships to understand emotional connectedness as an antidote to emotional loneliness. Once the proposal has been approved, I will update the details.
Conference Paper
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The study uses qualitative methods of semi-structured interviews, appreciative inquiry questions and thematic analysis to explore how compassion and trust can be fostered within society. As Western society is becoming more and more selfish and individualistic this study is concerned with how we could create a more inclusive and thoughtful society....
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The annual Applied Positive Psychology Symposium dates back to the inaugural symposium held in May 2015, designed as an opportunity for the first cohort of graduates of the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Bucks to present their completed dissertation work to a wider audience, and prepare papers for the symposium’s Proceedings. Since then,...



Projects (2)
For my Post Graduate Research degree (Ph.D.) I am applying the theory of constructed emotions (TCE) and Personal Construct Theory (PCT) to examine the positive and negative experiences of being alone (incl. loneliness and solitude), the role of conceptual complexity, and how it relates to psychological well-being. Aim to understand the skills of positive aloneness.
Archived project