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Societies 2018, 8(2), 37; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8020037

Collaboration Vouchers: A Policy to Increase Population Wellbeing

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School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308, Australia
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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (Statistics), University of Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle Business School (International Business), University of Newcastle, Australia
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Received: 13 April 2018 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 28 May 2018 / Published: 3 June 2018
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Abstract: While economic liberalism has delivered national wealth, substantial portions of the population have been left behind. The precariously and unemployed experience reduced wellbeing that may be remedied by their greater involvement in egalitarian, purposive collaborative groups. Policy to achieve this objective may be assisted by an understanding of how positive psychology interacts with social psychology. The PILAR model of collaboration is postulated to translate between an individual’s psychological capital (PsyCap) and their meeting of basic psychological needs (BPN). In a proposed cyclical model, a collaborating individual will meet BPN, thereby experience enhanced wellbeing, which bolsters PsyCap, and hence promotes further collaboration. Given collaboration is amenable to incentivisation, a policy of collaboration vouchers might cost-effectively promote individual wellbeing throughout society, whilst having complementary effects such as social cohesion. View Full-Text
Keywords: positive psychology; basic psychological needs; psychological capital; PILAR; collaboration; universal basic income; wellbeing positive psychology; basic psychological needs; psychological capital; PILAR; collaboration; universal basic income; wellbeing
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Heslop, B.; Drew, A.; Stojanovski, E.; Bailey, K.; Paul, J. Collaboration Vouchers: A Policy to Increase Population Wellbeing. Societies 2018, 8, 37.

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