Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Alan Carr
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1583919902
ISBN 13: 9781583919903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists for much of the last half of the 20th century. Positive psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well being. This text explores the subject.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Rona Hart
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 1351375245
ISBN 13: 9781351375245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

This book provides an accessible and balanced introduction to positive psychology scholarship and its applications, incorporating an overview of the development of positive psychology. Positive Psychology: The Basics delineates positive psychology’s journey as a discipline, takes stock of its achievements and provides an updated overview of its core topics, exploring the theory, research and interventions in each. Launched as a rebellious discipline just over two decades ago, positive psychology challenged the emphasis of applied psychology on disease and dysfunction and offered a new, more balanced perspective on human life. From its foundations in the late 20th century to recent "second-wave" theories around the importance of recognizing negative emotions, this compact overview covers the key ideas and principles, from research around emotional wellbeing, optimism and change, to posttraumatic growth and positive relationships. The first jargon-free introduction to the subject, Hart introduces the reader to a range of issues, including self-regulation and flow, character strengths and virtues and positive relationships, concluding with a chapter on how interventions can affect happiness and wellbeing. Positive Psychology: The Basics is an essential resource for students, practitioners, academics and anyone who is interested in understanding the essence of a life well lived.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: John Zelenski
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN 10: 1526485311
ISBN 13: 9781526485311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive Psychology brings together a range of research and a comprehensive review of the more recent work and lessons learned since the founder’s original vision of this field. Organised into five sections: An Introduction, Positive Experiences, Personality Processes, External Influences, and Applications, this text provides a thorough introduction to an interesting and challenging area in Psychology. With a final look at the future of Positive Psychology, and its potential to inform social change and how useful this knowledge can be when considering the well-being of entire societies, this text is an enlightening read and invaluable resources for students. Strongly guided by empirical work this text encourages the reader to think critically and go beyond the facts. Key features: Provides a framework for teaching and understanding global trends in Positive Psychology. Inclusion and a review of up-to-date research. Using storytelling and happiness’s intrinsic appeal to foster interest in the methods we use to answer important questions in Positive Psychology. Online resources including student self-tests, an instructor test bank, and links to additional web content.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Bridget Grenville-Cleave
Publsiher: Icon Books Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1848319576
ISBN 13: 9781848319578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive Psychology will help you to look on the bright side and to find your place in the world around you. With expert encouragement and guidance, you will set out your own positive psychology project to discover your strengths, overcome negative attitudes, focus on what gives you purpose, and take control of your life choices. From savouring positive emotions to building better relationships and developing resilience, you will gain the tools to boost your mental and physical well-being and to find fulfilment in everyday life. This is the perfect concise start to making your life better.

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology
Author: Nicholas J. L. Brown,Tim Lomas,Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 1317335112
ISBN 13: 9781317335115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology Book Review:

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government policy. The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology is the first volume dedicated to a critical appraisal of this influential but controversial field of study. The book critically examines not only the scientific foundations of positive psychology, but also the sociocultural and political tenets on which the field rests. It evaluates the current field of knowledge and practice, and includes chapters analysing the methodological constructs of the field, as well as others that question what positive psychology actually means by ideas such as happiness or well-being. Taking the debate further, the book then discusses how positive psychology can be applied in a wider variety of settings than is presently the case, helping communities and individuals by acknowledging the reality of people’s lives rather than adhering strictly to debateable theoretical constructs. Including contributions from disciplines ranging from psychoanalysis to existential therapy, theology to philosophy, and contributors from throughout the world, The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology will be enlightening reading for anyone interested in how psychology has sought to understand human well-being.

Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness
Author: Martin E. P. Seligman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2002-08-27
ISBN 10: 0743222970
ISBN 13: 9780743222976
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Happiness Book Review:

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
Author: P. Alex Linley,Stephen Joseph
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 792
Release: 2012-06-27
ISBN 10: 1118428900
ISBN 13: 9781118428900
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Practice Book Review:

A thorough and up-to-date guide to putting positive psychology into practice From the Foreword: "This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future." -Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences. A group of major international contributors covers: The applied positive psychology perspective Historical and philosophical foundations Values and choices in pursuit of the good life Lifestyle practices for health and well-being Methods and processes for teaching and learning Positive psychology at work The best and most thorough treatment of this cutting-edge discipline, Positive Psychology in Practice is an essential resource for understanding this important new theory and applying its principles to all areas of professional practice.

EBOOK Positive Psychology in a Nutshell The Science of Happiness

EBOOK  Positive Psychology in a Nutshell  The Science of Happiness
Author: Ilona Boniwell
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN 10: 0335247210
ISBN 13: 9780335247219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EBOOK Positive Psychology in a Nutshell The Science of Happiness Book Review:

"The best general introduction to positive psychology available." Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK "Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe’s leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant littlebook is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better." Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all thoseengaged in the caring professions." Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust "As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries." Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK " Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field." Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA "In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!" Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK "It is very readable, seductively so, and is no doubt as good an introduction to the subject as you can get ... Emotional wellbeing is complex and there are useful insights here to shore up the flabby phrases tossed around by politicians ... There are some parts of this book I will use and anyone who wants to find out about positive psychology should start here." Mike Shooter is a child psychiatrist and President of BACP, UK When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about? 'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life. Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to:Change your mindset Practice mindfulness Develop better resilience Enhance your well-being at work Adopt positive leadership Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

A Primer in Positive Psychology

A Primer in Positive Psychology
Author: Christopher Peterson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN 10: 0199884943
ISBN 13: 9780199884940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer in Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living. Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and, therefore, deserves equal attention from psychologists. Positive psychology as an explicit perspective has existed only since 1998, but enough relevant theory and research now exist to fill a textbook suitable for a semester-long college course. A Primer in Positive Psychology is thoroughly grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as pleasure and flow; positive traits such as character strengths, values, and talents; and the social institutions that enable these subjects as well as what recent research might contribute to this knowledge. Every chapter contains exercises that illustrate positive psychology, a glossary, suggestions of articles and books for further reading, and lists of films, websites, and popular songs that embody chapter themes. A comprehensive overview of positive psychology by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field, this textbook provides students with a thorough introduction to an important area of psychology.

Rethinking Positive Thinking

Rethinking Positive Thinking
Author: Gabriele Oettingen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1617230235
ISBN 13: 9781617230233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Positive Thinking Book Review:

A psychology professor describes how positive thinking actually distracts people from success by leading to daydreams and fantasies instead of hard work, and offers the process of “mental contrasting” as a means to better motivate a person toward their goals. 25,000 first printing.

Positive Psychology and You

Positive Psychology and You
Author: Alan Carr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-09-02
ISBN 10: 1000556565
ISBN 13: 9781000556568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology and You Book Review:

This broad and innovative self-development guide shows readers how they can use scientific findings from contemporary positive psychology to enhance their lives. Containing dozens of practical exercises and real-life examples, it helps bring positive psychology findings from the lab into day-to-day life. Divided into six parts and covering a wide array of themes, this book is designed to help people with or without mental health problems enhance their well-being. It answers questions like: what is well-being? What are the main determinants of well-being, and how can we sustain it? There are also chapters on physical exercise, progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness meditation, savouring pleasures, creative solution-finding and developing compassionate relationships. This non-technical and highly accessible book will be of interest to those from all backgrounds with an interest in self-development, as well as mental health workers and related professionals.

Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
Author: Stewart I. Donaldson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Jeanne Nakamura
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-04-07
ISBN 10: 1136739424
ISBN 13: 9781136739422
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive Psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all applied psychologists, applied researchers, social and organizational psychologists, and anyone interested in applying the science of positive psychology to improvement of the human condition.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Dana S. Dunn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1351603736
ISBN 13: 9781351603737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

This volume is a comprehensive review of theoretical and empirical contributions to positive psychology. It provides a scientific understanding of how human strengths help people psychologically and physically, showing how stressful circumstances do not inexorably lead to negative prognoses. It examines how individuals confront challenges, appreciate others, and regard daily experiences as meaningful. Many of the chapters also challenge the negative, disease-model approach that dominates much of the research concerning health and well-being. Chapters also address applications and future directions for the field. The broad scope makes it a key resource for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practitioners in social, clinical, and positive psychology.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Aleksandra Kostic,Derek Chadee
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-04-30
ISBN 10: 1119666430
ISBN 13: 9781119666431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY Bringing together today’s most prominent positive psychology researchers to discuss current themes and issues in the field Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths, rather than the weaknesses, in human thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. For much of its history, psychology has focused on the negative, completely overlooking the positive attributes that allow individuals and communities to thrive. Positive Psychology is a collection of essays that together constitutes a much-needed theoretical rationale and critical assessment of the field. This book reassesses what we already know and provides directions for the future. Contributors are leading international authors, including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Robert Sternberg, Vittorio Caprara, C. Daniel Batson, and Illona Boniwell, among others. These luminaries write in a way that is rigorous enough for academic use but accessible to professionals, policymakers, and lay audiences as well. The content of Positive Psychology include both theoretical applied contributions focusing on a range of areas including altruism, positive creativity, science of well-being, forgiveness, coaching for leadership, cyberpsychology, intelligence, responding to catastrophes like COVID-19, time perspective, physiological and epigenetic, youth civic engagement, ups and downs of love, flow and good life, global perspectives on positive psychology, self and collective efficacy, positive psychology interventions and positive orientation. The book is pitched to senior undergraduates, graduates, academics and researchers and provides insights and perspectives into neglected and unresolved questions. Brings together the latest viewpoints and research findings on positive psychology, from the leading thinkers in the field Offers both theoretical and applied insights, for a well-rounded reference on this new and fast growing field Contains contributions from well known authors like Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Robert Sternberg, and Vittorio Caprara Appeals to academic, professional, and lay audiences with an interest in acquiring a profound knowledge of positive psychology No other book currently on the market addresses such a breadth of issues in positive psychology. Positive Psychology represents a significant theoretical boost to this exciting field.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 1412981956
ISBN 13: 9781412981958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Review:

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

Exploring Positive Psychology The Science of Happiness and Well Being

Exploring Positive Psychology  The Science of Happiness and Well Being
Author: Erik M. Gregory,Pamela B. Rutledge
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN 10: 1610699408
ISBN 13: 9781610699402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Positive Psychology The Science of Happiness and Well Being Book Review:

Looking for an introduction to positive psychology that offers real-life examples? This overview of the science of happiness supplies case studies from some of the world's most successful organizations and describes ways to experience the personal impact of this exciting scientific field. Grounded in academics but accessible to a wide range of readers Challenges the reader to engage in the material and examine the application of positive psychology across multiple domains Provides an extensive bibliography with references to books, journal articles, popular press articles, and websites Includes examples of how media and technology can promote happiness and well-being Provides practical and applied knowledge in the field that can be used in one's daily life

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
Author: Stephen Joseph
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN 10: 1118756932
ISBN 13: 9781118756935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Practice Book Review:

The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

A Primer in Positive Psychology

A Primer in Positive Psychology
Author: Christopher Peterson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN 10: 0195188330
ISBN 13: 9780195188332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer in Positive Psychology Book Review:

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living. Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and, therefore, deserves equal attention from psychologists. Positive psychology as an explicit perspective has existed only since 1998, but enough relevant theory and research now exist to fill a textbook suitable for a semester-long college course.A Primer in Positive Psychology is thoroughly grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as pleasure and flow; positive traits such as character strengths, values, and talents; and the social institutions that enable these subjects as well as what recent research might contribute to this knowledge. Every chapter contains exercises that illustrate positive psychology, a glossary, suggestions of articles and books for further reading, and lists of films, websites, and popular songs that embody chapter themes.A comprehensive overview of positive psychology by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field, this textbook provides students with a thorough introduction to an important area of psychology.

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice
Author: Suzy Green,Stephen Palmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN 10: 1317506162
ISBN 13: 9781317506164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice Book Review:

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of positive psychology coaching, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching. With an international range of contributors, this book is a unique resource for those seeking to integrate positive psychology into their evidence-based coaching practice. Beginning with an overview of positive psychology coaching, the book includes an assessment of theories of wellbeing, an examination of mindfulness research, a guide to relevant neuroscience, and a review of a strengths-based approach. It also contains chapters which explore the application of ACT, the role of positive psychology in wellness and resilience coaching, positive leadership theory, and developmental psychological theories as they relate to coaching through significant life transitions. In each chapter, theory and research is thoroughly explored and applied directly to coaching practice, and supported with a list of relevant resources and a case study. The book concludes with the editors’ views on the future directions of positive psychology coaching. Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice will be essential reading for professional coaches in practice and in training seeking to enhance their evidence-based practice, coaching psychologists, practitioners of positive psychology, and academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology and positive psychology.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Positive Psychology as Social Change
Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 9789048199389
ISBN 13: 9048199387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology as Social Change Book Review:

In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.