Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society

by Stewart I. Donaldson,Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi,Jeanne Nakamura

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-04-07
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1136739424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
Integrated Positive Practice

by Tim Lomas,Kate Hefferon,Itai Ivtzan

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2014-09-08
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1473908450
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Instructors - Electronic inspection copies are available or contact your local sales representative for an inspection copy of the print version. “If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development... A must read for students.” - Stephen Joseph, University of Nottingham "Captures the best of the positive psychology initiative, and most importantly, translates it to practice. The authors bring remarkable depth and breadth to the subject matter and do so in a way that is fresh, engaging, relevant, and unusually thoughtful." - Carol Ryff, University of Wisconsin-Madison "If you want to understand what positive psychology really is, learn how it works in practice and discover its huge potential to transform our lives and our world then look no further than this superb book. I really can't recommend it highly enough." - Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness This exciting new textbook, written by leading academics in the UK, offers the very first authored title on applied positive psychology for university courses. Consisting of the latest cutting-edge theory and research in the subject and structured around a pioneering multidimensional model of wellbeing, this book will provide you with the knowledge and tools to apply positive psychology in many areas of life. These include interventions aimed at developing mental and physical functioning, to recommendations for enhancing relationships and reshaping organisational structures. The book shows how these practices can be successfully deployed in diverse real-world settings, from the classroom to the workplace. Key features include: Learning objectives set out at the start of each chapter Practice essay questions throughout and quizzes to test your knowledge at the end of each chapter Useful measurement tools and recommendations for research Summary boxes and suggested further reading and resources Case studies and ‘Reflection’ boxes that invite you to explore topics in greater depth and relate findings to your everyday life. This book will be essential reading for all students with an interest in or studying a course in applied positive psychology, and is strongly recommended to students taking a wider course in positive psychology and the psychology of happiness and wellbeing.

Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9789351711209
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
A Book

by P. Alex Linley,Susan Harrington

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 0195335449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. The chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement, communications, well-being, and work-life balance.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

by C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2010-09-14
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN : 1412981956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Basics

by Rona Hart

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-07-13
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN : 1351375245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
A Book

by P. Alex Linley,Stephen Joseph

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-06-27
  • Pages : 792
  • ISBN : 1118428900
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

by Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti,C. R. Snyder

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2014-08-06
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 1483322505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The fully updated Third Edition of Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths covers the science and application of positive psychology and presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and strengths through a culturally competent lens. Authors Shane J. Lopez, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, and C.R. Snyder bring positive psychology to life by addressing important issues such as how positive psychology can improve schooling and the workplace, as well as how it can promote flourishing in day-to-day life. Throughout the book, well-crafted exercises allow readers to apply major principles to their own lives. The book also explores various positive conditions within multiple cultural contexts, such as happiness and well-being, and processes related to mindfulness, wisdom, courage, and spirituality. “The emphasis is not exclusively clinical; it includes applications and implications across a number of environments and draws from a number of perspectives, including neurobiology. This range makes it an excellent choice for anchoring major concepts so students can explore the application of positive psychology to their specific areas of interest.” —Dr. Pamela Rutledge, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
A Book

by Tal Ben-Shahar

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008-11-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780073370156
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology: Theory, Research And Applications

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research And Applications
A Book

by Hefferon, Kate,Boniwell, Ilona

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0335241956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell have done an excellent job on this introduction to Positive Psychology! I encourage educators, students and everyone else interested in an updated, well-written and culturally balanced approach to the scientific study of human flourishing, to read this highly accessible, yet rigorously crafted text; and to get it under your skin by ways of carefully chosen tests and exercises." Hans Henrik Knoop, Aarhus University, Denmark and President, European Network for Positive Psychology "This accessible, yet comprehensive, book provides an excellent new resource in the area of positive psychology. Students, researchers and practitioners alike will benefit from the skilful and lively integration of theory, research and application. The authors are prominent members of the international positive psychology movement and as such are able to deliver a confident, practical and overarching assessment of the area, integrated into psychology more widely." Angela Clow, University of Westminster, UK "This is an exceptional book that synthesizes more than a decade of positive psychology research into chapters that are engaging, accessible, and educational. Hefferon and Boniwell demonstrate a mastery of the literature through the ways in which they have marshaled the evidence from research and practice into this invaluable resource. This book will become an essential reference guide for researchers, educators and practitioners of positive psychology around the world." Professor Alex Linley, Founding Director, Capp "This book is a valuable resource for students looking for an introduction to Positive Psychology, but also wanting to get a comprehensive and updated overview of this innovative approach to the study of human behaviour and experience. It provides a broad coverage of the most relevant theories and constructs developed within Positive Psychology, and of their relevance for intervention and application in the most diverse life domains. Hefferon and Boniwell use a rigorous though accessible and friendly style of presentation. By means of effective learning supports, they stimulate readers' active engagement in critical reflections on each topic. The authors address the several issues and open questions which still characterize Positive Psychology as a relatively recent domain through a balanced and objective approach." Antonella Delle Fave, University of Milano, Italy "Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell have produced the first textbook which has set out purposefully to support students and teachers in higher education in the exciting new area of positive psychology. The authors have experience of teaching the lectures described in each chapter and the book is written in a way that students will find engaging and fun. Each chapter has clear learning objectives, mock essay questions, measurement tools, summaries and a guide to further resources. The content has been well researched and the early chapters cover the main concepts of positive psychology such as emotions, happiness, wellbeing, optimism, and resilience. The later chapters are more novel and cover interventions and applications all with a critical eye. Of particular note is the chapter on the body in positive psychology - a topic which is frequently omitted from the 'thoughts and feelings' approach of other texts in this area. I would strongly recommend this book to all students and teachers of psychology." Nanette Mutrie, Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology, Strathclyde University, UK Discover the latest research findings and thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths, love and more! Find out how happiness levels can be increased, what stops us from flourishing and how positive psychology can be applied to many professional disciplines. This new textbook combines a breadth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical commentary and up to date research. It is written in a witty, engaging and contemporary manner and includes: Personal development exercises to help you meld together research and application Mock essay questions to get essay writing going Think about it boxes to get you thinking about the concepts and theories discussed Experiments boxes giving you most influential positive psychology experiments to date Suggested resources guiding you where to go next Measurement tools presenting popular positive psychology tools Time out boxes on key issues, concepts and thinkers Chapter summaries to help you check their understanding Review questions to enhance your learning Positive Psychology is key reading for students taking modules in positive psychology and well-being, and will also be of interest to students of applied, coaching and sports psychology, as well as psychologists, coaches, counsellors and researchers interested in this burgeoning field.

Applied Positive Psychology

Applied Positive Psychology
Finding Happiness at Work and at Home

by Jo Carruthers (Director of Academi Wales)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781473437388
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LIVING POSITIVELY

LIVING POSITIVELY
An Exploration Into Life's Joys with Applied Positive Psychology

by Sakis Gioussos

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-03-28
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9788027056620
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Theories of motivation, optimism and personality to broaden your knowledge of "why we do what we do". The scientific answers you were always curious about, but never had time to search for, will be revealed in this positive guide towards fulfilment.

Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity

Positive Psychology in Sport and Physical Activity
An Introduction

by Abbe Brady,Bridget Grenville-Cleave

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-16
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 1315304376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology (PP) is a fast-developing area of research that emphasises personal growth and the positive qualities of life. This is the first book to apply the principles and practice of PP to sport and physical activity. In attempting to help people enjoy sport, sport psychology has paradoxically often focused on topics such as anxiety, stress and burnout. By contrast, this reader-friendly introduction to PP shows how it can improve sporting performance while also enhancing physical and mental well-being. Demonstrating the practical relevance of PP for all those who participate in sport and physical activity at any level, it covers a variety of topics including: passion, enjoyment and flow positive pedagogy and appreciative inquiry for sport leaders, coaches and teachers gratitude, mindfulness, optimism and hope positive psychology coaching for sport leaders and practitioners character strengths, growth mindset and resilience. With expert contributors from around the globe, real-life case studies, practical strategies and suggestions for future research in every chapter, this book is inspirational reading for all students, coaches, researchers and practitioners with an interest in sport and exercise psychology, mental health and well-being.

Optimal Functioning

Optimal Functioning
A Positive Psychology Handbook

by Brighid Desmond,Margaret Ulrich

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-11-20
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9781709417702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Optimal Functioning handbook consists of a series of concise chapters on topics relating to well-being, happiness, and personal success. It is written for the use of individuals, coaches, educators, and other professionals interested in applying positive psychology to enhance well-being. The handbook provides straightforward summaries of key positive psychology research findings, interventions, themes, and areas of study. It also includes actionable suggestions for applying the empirical findings in one's life. The handbook was written with the intention of increasing the availability of positive psychology's knowledge and tools for the general population, so that they can be applied to help individuals, organizations, and societies flourish. The Second Edition contains new chapters on Well-being Theory, Coaching, and Appreciative Inquiry.Optimal Functioning includes a foreword written by Daniel S. Bowling, III, JD, MAPP. Dan is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, and a Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University School of Law, where he teaches labor and employment law. In addition to his academic positions, he serves as Managing Principal at Positive Workplace Solutions, LLC.Chapter Headings: Foreword by Daniel S. Bowling, IIIIntroduction to Positive PsychologyWell-being TheoryCharacter Strengths and Values in Action (VIA)Positive Emotions, Negative Emotions, and "Negativity Bias"FlowGoal-SettingMotivationSelf-RegulationAltruism and GivingGratitudeSavoringHopeActive Constructive RespondingExcess ChoiceCoachingAppreciative InquiryResilienceConclusionAcknowledgmentsReferences

Positive Psychology Interventions in Practice

Positive Psychology Interventions in Practice
A Book

by Carmel Proctor

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-02-08
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN : 3319517872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents recent advancements in positive psychology, specifically its application across broad areas of current interest. Chapters include submissions from various international authors in the field and cover discussion and presentation of relevant research, theories, and applications. The volume covers topics such as CBT, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Workplaces, Aging, Education, Leadership, Emotion, Interventions, Measurement, Technology, Design, Health, Relationships, Experiences, Communities. With the growing interest in the applications of positive psychology across diverse fields within psychology and beyond, this book will make a worthwhile contribution to the field. It will also fill the current need for a volume that highlights specifically the various recent advancements in positive psychology into diverse fields and as such will be of benefit to a wide range of professionals, including psychologists, educators, clinicians, therapists, and many others.

Second Wave Positive Psychology

Second Wave Positive Psychology
Embracing the Dark Side of Life

by Itai Ivtzan,Tim Lomas,Kate Hefferon,Piers Worth

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-23
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1317578716
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology is currently equated with theory and research on the positive aspects of life. The reality could not be further from the truth. Positive psychology investigates and researches some of the most difficult and painful experiences. Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life is an innovative and groundbreaking textbook that explores a variety of topics we consider to be part of the ‘dark’ side of life while emphasising their role in our positive functioning and transformation as human beings. This more nuanced approach to the notions of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ can be described as the ‘second wave' of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is one of the fastest growing and least understood branches of psychology. Exploring topics at the heart of Positive Psychology, such as meaning, resilience, human development, mortality, change, suffering, and spirituality, this book engages with so-called ‘negative’ matters from a Positive Psychology angle, showing how the path of personal development can involve experiences which, while challenging, can lead to growth, insight, healing and transformation. Containing useful resources, case studies, practical exercises and chapter summaries, Second Wave Positive Psychology is an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying positive psychology, as well as clinicians wanting to know more about the subject. It will also be relevant to the layperson who is interested in positive psychology.

Happy Together

Happy Together
Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts

by Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP,James O. Pawelski PhD

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-01-16
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1524704423
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do you get to “happily ever after”? In fairy tales, lasting love just happens. But in real life, healthy habits are what build happiness over the long haul. Happy Together, written by positive psychology experts and husband-and-wife team Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James O. Pawelski, is the first book on using the principles of positive psychology to create thriving romantic relationships. Combining extensive scientific research and real-life examples, this book will help you find and feed the good in yourself and your partner. You will learn to develop key habits for building and sustaining long-term love by: • Promoting a healthy passion • Prioritizing positive emotions • Mindfully savoring experiences together • Seeking out strengths in each other Through easy-to-follow methods and fun exercises, you’ll learn to strengthen your partnership, whether you’re looking to start a relationship off on the right foot, weather difficult times, reignite passion, or transform a good marriage into a great one.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
An International Perspective

by Aleksandra Kostic,Derek Chadee

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2021-06-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1119666449
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 constitute a much-needed theoretical rationale and critical assessment of the field. This book assesses 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, 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 issues including altruism, positive creativity, science of well-being, forgiveness, coaching for leadership, cyberpsychology, intelligence, responding to catastrophes like COVID-19, time persepective, 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 unsolved 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 Paul Ekman, 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.

Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions

Theoretical Approaches to Multi-Cultural Positive Psychological Interventions
A Book

by Llewellyn Ellardus Van Zyl,Sebastiaan Rothmann Sr.

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-06-11
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 3030205835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume provides theoretical perspectives on and approaches to the development or enhancement of positive psychological capacities within various multi-cultural professional and organizational contexts. Specifically, it presents theoretical frameworks for the identification, development and optimization of positive psychological capacities through a contemporary, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary lens. In recent years, the applicability of positive psychological intervention (PPI) techniques has transposed the boundaries of clinical practice into a wide array of complementary domains such as law, education, business and even design sciences such as architecture. These interventions target the enhancement of positive psychological capacities (e.g. strength-identification and use; high-performance learning; appreciative design; job-crafting) in order to not only improve individual functioning, well-being and the treatment of various forms of psychopathology but also to enhance team functioning/performance, organizational growth and community development. Despite its importance, very little research has been done on the design of PPIs applicable to multi-cultural contexts. The contributions to this volume provide insights into this hitherto neglected area of research.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
A Book

by Jenny Anderson

  • Publisher : Cognella Academic Pub
  • Release : 2011-08-01
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 9781609274597
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the empirical study of the attributes that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This anthology will introduce readers to the major areas of Positive Psychology through the research and writings of prominent scholars. Topics discussed in this text include an overview of Positive Psychology, positive emotion and longevity, wealth and happiness, the mind-body connection, and more. Readers will be given the tools to apply the concepts of Positive Psychology in their personal and professional lives. This anthology is a great resource for positive psychology courses and for professors, students, and individuals who are interested in the new science of happiness. Jenny Anderson, MAPP, teaches courses and seminars in Positive Psychology. She has applied concepts of Positive Psychology in research and practice. This anthology stems from her capstone project in the University of Pennsylvania s Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program. She lives in Delaware with her husband and three children. Jenny implements positive psychology theories and techniques in her personal, professional, and family life.