Positive Psychology as Social Change

Positive Psychology as Social Change
A Book

by Robert Biswas-Diener

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2011-02-01
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 9789048199389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Multicultural Psychology

Multicultural Psychology
Self, Society, and Social Change

by Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti,Denise A. Isom

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 2020-07-30
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1506375898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti and Denise A. Isom's Multicultural Psychology will help students apply concepts to their own lives, to assess their own awareness and progress, and to consider their own role and ability to engage in social change. With this balanced approach, the text helps students entering the course with varied levels of cultural and diversity awareness to understand their individual and social cultural contexts, to gain awareness of their interactions with others, and to understand the intersections that occur with other cultures across their lives and careers.

Counseling Psychology

Counseling Psychology
An Integrated Positive Psychological Approach

by Ruth Chu-Lien Chao

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-04-20
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 1118468090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Approachintroduces a new dimension in counseling psychology which includesboth symptom treatment and positive psychology; this uniqueapproach guides readers to enhance clients’ positivepotential, rather than focusing solely on the treatment ofclients’ negative symptoms. An integrative counseling approach which maximizes graduatestudents’ understanding of counseling theories and positivepsychology Enables counselors to tailor integrative counseling tomulticultural clients, helping graduate students and mental healthprofessionals become culturally sensitive Discusses how clients manage day to day living, and can eventhrive despite severe symptoms

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Science of Well-Being

by John Zelenski

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2019-11-27
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1526485311
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations

Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations
Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation

by Karen Golden-Biddle,Jane E. Dutton

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-08-21
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1136486550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How can application of a positive lens to understanding social change and organizations enrich and elaborate theory and practice? This is the core question that inspired this book. It is a question that brought together a diverse and talented group of researchers interested in change and organizations in different problem domains (sustainability, healthcare, and poverty alleviation). The contributors to this book bring different theoretical lenses to the question of social change and organizations. Some are anchored in more macro accounts of how and why social change processes occur, while others approach the question from a more psychological or social psychological perspective. Many of the chapters in the book travel across levels of analyses, making their accounts of social change good examples of multi-level theorizing. Some scholars are practiced and immersed in thinking about organizational phenomena through a positive lens; for others it was a total adventure in trying on a new set of glasses. However, connecting all contributing authors was an excitement and willingness to explore new insights and new angles on how to explain and cultivate social change within or across organizations. This edited volume will be of interest to an international community who seek to understand how organizations and people can generate positive outcomes for society. Students and researchers in organizational behavior, management, positive psychology, leadership and corporate responsibility will find this book of interest.

Designing Positive Psychology

Designing Positive Psychology
Taking Stock and Moving Forward

by Kennon M. Sheldon,Todd B. Kashdan,Michael F. Steger

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2010-12-15
  • Pages : 504
  • ISBN : 9780199706266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using only the most rigorous scientific tools and theories. How well has this promise been fulfilled? This book evaluates the first decade of this fledgling field of study from the perspective of nearly every leading researcher in the field. Scholars in the areas of social, personality, clinical, biological, emotional, and applied psychology take stock of their fields, while bearing in mind the original manifesto and goals of the postive psychology movement. They provide honest, critical evaluations of the flaws and untapped potential of their fields of study. The contributors design the optimal future of positive psychology by addressing gaps, biases, and methodological limitations, and exploring exciting new questions.

Changing European Identities

Changing European Identities
Social Psychological Analyses of Social Change

by Richard G. Lyons

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780750630085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The political structure of Europe has changed and continues to do so. The changing allegiances of the popluations of Europe pose problems and challenges for social psychological theory. Changing European Identities explores these issues using social identity theory and alternative models such as alienation theory and representational identity theory. It provides a highly topical and relevant context for exploring the validity and limits of current theories. Providing a valuable new perspective on people's reactions to change in Europe, it will be useful for advanced scholars in psychology and other social and political sciences.

The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation

The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation
Leveraging Resilience for Life Change

by James Garbarino

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2011-01-06
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9781441977441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology
A Book

by Anthony D. Ong,Manfred H. M. Van Dulmen

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2006-11-02
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9780199775095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the short time since the publication of the Handbook of Positive Psychology esearch results on the psychology of human strengths have proliferated. However, no major volume has documented the methods and theory used to achieve these results. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology fills this need, providing a broad overview of diverse contemporary methods in positive psychology. With contributions from both leading scholars and promising young investigators, the handbook serves to illuminate and, at times, challenge traditional approaches. Incorporating multiple levels of analysis, from biology to culture, the contributors present state-of-the art techniques, including those for estimating variability and change at the level of the individual, identifying reliability of measurements within and across individuals, and separating individual differences in growth from aspects of phenomena that exhibit shorter-term variability over time. The volume covers such topics as wisdom, health, hope, resilience, religion, relationships, emotions, well-being, character strengths, and laughter. It enhances our understanding of the balance between human deficits and strengths and demonstrates their connections to other problems. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology will be the essential reference for methods in positive psychology.

Positive Psychology and Change

Positive Psychology and Change
How Leadership, Collaboration, and Appreciative Inquiry Create Transformational Results

by Sarah Lewis

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-05-02
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1118788842
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, flow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment. Articulates a unique vision for organizational leadership in the 21st century that combines positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and collaborative group technologies Focuses on four specific co-creative approaches (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café and SimuReal) and the ways in which they surpass traditional methods for organizational change Explains the latest theory, research, and practice, and translates it into concrete, actionable ideas for meeting the day-to-day challenges of effective and adaptive leadership and management Includes learning features such as boxed text, short case studies, stories, and cartoons

Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology
A Book

by C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN : 0195187245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Second Edition is the seminal reference in the burgeoning field of positive psychology, which, in recent years, has transcended academia to capture the imagination of the general public. The handbook provides a roadmap for the psychology needed by the majority of the population--those who don't need treatment, but want to achieve the lives to which they aspire. The 65 chapters summarize all of the relevant literature in the field, and each of the international slate of contributors is essentially defining a lifetime of research. The content's breadth and depth provide an unparalleled cross-disciplinary look at positive psychology from diverse fields and all branches of psychology, including social, clinical, personality, counseling, school, and developmental psychology. Topics include not only happiness--which has been perhaps misrepresented in the popular media as the entirety of the field--but also hope, strengths, positive emotions, life longings, creativity, emotional creativity, courage, and more, plus guidelines for applying what has worked for people across time and cultures.

Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work

Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work
A Book

by Nigel Parton

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 0415126975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work has two inter-related themes. First to account for and analyse current changes in social work and secondly, to assess how far recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation. Representing the work of a range of academics all involved in research and teaching in relation to social work, it considers issues of central significance to everyone interested in the theory, policy, and practice of social work.

Happier?

Happier?
The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America

by Daniel Horowitz

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-12
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 019065564X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When a cultural movement that began to take shape in the mid-twentieth century erupted into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s, it brought to the fore the idea that it is as important to improve one's own sense of pleasure as it is to manage depression and anxiety. Cultural historian Daniel Horowitz's research reveals that this change happened in the context of key events. World War II, the Holocaust, post-war prosperity, the rise of counter-culture, the crises of the 1970s, the presidency of Ronald Reagan, and the prime ministerships of Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron provided the important context for the development of the field today known as positive psychology. Happier? provides the first history of the origins, development, and impact of the way Americans -- and now many around the world -- shifted from mental illness to well-being as they pondered the human condition. This change, which came about from the fusing of knowledge drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions, behavioral economics, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and cognitive psychology, has been led by scholars and academic entrepreneurs, as they wrestled with the implications of political events and forces such as neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, and a public eager for self-improvement. Linking the development of happiness studies and positive psychology with a broad series of social changes, including the emergence of new media and technologies like TED talks, blogs, web sites, and neuroscience, as well as the role of evangelical ministers, Oprah Winfrey's enterprises, and funding from government agencies and private foundations, Horowitz highlights the transfer of specialized knowledge into popular arenas. Along the way he shows how marketing triumphed, transforming academic disciplines and spirituality into saleable products. Ultimately, Happier? illuminates how positive psychology, one of the most influential academic fields of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, infused American culture with captivating promises for a happier society.

Oxford Handbook of Happiness

Oxford Handbook of Happiness
A Book

by Susan David,Susan A. David,Amanda Conley Ayers,Ilona Boniwell

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-02-13
  • Pages : 1097
  • ISBN : 0198714629
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, social policy and economics.

Social Change and Human Development

Social Change and Human Development
Concept and Results

by Rainer K Silbereisen,Xinyin Chen

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2010-04-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0857029363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Today's world is characterized by a set of overarching trends that often come under the rubric of social change. In this innovative volume, Rainer K. Silbereisen and Xinyin Chen bring together, for the first time, international experts in the field to examine how changes in our social world impact on our individual development. Divided into four parts, the book explores the major socio-political and technological changes that have taken place around the world - from post- from the rapid upheavals in 1990s Europe to the gradual changes in parts of East Asia - and explains how these developments interplay with human development across the lifespan. Human Development and Social Change is a useful resource for students and researchers involved in all areas of human development, including developmental psychology, sociology and education.

Positive Psychology for Positive Pedagogical Actions

Positive Psychology for Positive Pedagogical Actions
A Book

by Benjamín Zufiaurre,Maider Prez De Villarreal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-03
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781634841184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology for Positive Pedagogical Actions is organized into three different sections, each containing an introduction and three chapters. This book provides desirable and attainable new ideas for improving education as positive interventions. The introduction of this book frames the authors' analysis using positive psychology tools to develop techniques promoting positive pedagogical actions. Each section of this book deals with different aspects in the realm of positive pedagogies, positive psychology and practical experiences. The three sections together frame an educational roadway to prepare a humankind social capital in which positive interactive experiences, both psychologically and pedagogically related, do match. Section one, Positive Pedagogies in Action, is organized into three parts that include Creating a Niche for Critical Pedagogical Praxis in which the theory of practice architectures supports the journey to positive realities when sharing educational purposes; Pedagogical Praxis and Storytelling: Promoting Educational Change through Participation, which gets to the notion of praxis and participatory action in education in which the bridges towards educational change are: dialogue, commitment, self and joint reflection, interaction; and Gender Consciousness: Personal Pedagogy and Political Activism, in which the idea of social change sets bounds to feminist pedagogies, and positive psychology strategies, emerging as appropriated tools connected with the feminisation of discourses and practices. Section two, Positive Psychology in Practice aims to offer a picture of how to draw positive strategies to guide teaching, while invigorating learning. It includes Affect, Emotion Regulation and Flow Experience in School and Leisure: Contributions for a Positive Education, which studies how to create the best conditions to facilitate optimal experiences at school life; Hope, Engagement and Achievement at School: How Enhancing Hope can Increase School Commitment and Success?, which supports Synders Hope Theory to quote the relationships between hope and engagement, effectiveness, perception of autonomy, school commitment, life satisfaction and well-being; and School as a Positive Organization: Teacher Training on Positive Pedagogies, which explains what a positive institution is and how to cultivate strengths to discover meaning and growth opportunities when sharing educational purposes. Section three, Practical Experiences to Frame our Positive Pedagogy Proposals, is sustained in positive psychology approaches to promote human development for individual, communities and societies to grow. Taking these into consideration, the combination of reflection, action and participation is the substance for the three practical experiences discussed in this section. These include Inclusive Education: A Frame for Positive Changes in South Africa, which is supported on Bronfenbrenners (1987) ecological model of interrelations from the macro to the micro system of educational organization; Teaching Sciences Positively, which is supported in positive psychology strategies to develop positive pedagogical practices in which infant & elementary students can live sciences in an active way, experiencing motivation and engagement towards scientific knowledge; and Involvement and Well-Being: A Micro School Experience, which compares involvement, emotional engagement, sharing and cooperating with one another for well-being in a school room with a teacher trained in positive psychology tools.

Positive Psychology on the College Campus

Positive Psychology on the College Campus
A Book

by John C. Wade

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0199892725
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Positive Psychology on the College Campus provides innovative strategies that can be employed with students to enhance their personal development and educational experience. A wide range of areas is covered, making it a must-have book for all those who work with college students"--

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths

by Alan Carr

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 1583919902
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Identity Process Theory

Identity Process Theory
Identity, Social Action and Social Change

by Rusi Jaspal,Glynis M. Breakwell

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-04-17
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 1107022703
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We live in an ever-changing social world, which constantly demands adjustment to our identities and actions. Advances in science, technology and medicine, political upheaval, and economic development are just some examples of social change that can impact upon how we live our lives, how we view ourselves and each other, and how we communicate. Three decades after its first appearance, identity process theory remains a vibrant and useful integrative framework in which identity, social action and social change can be collectively examined. This book presents some of the key developments in this area. In eighteen chapters by world-renowned social psychologists, the reader is introduced to the major social psychological debates about the construction and protection of identity in face of social change. Contributors address a wide range of contemporary topics - national identity, risk, prejudice, intractable conflict and ageing - which are examined from the perspective of identity process theory.

Positive Psychology in Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

Positive Psychology in Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
A Book

by Robert A. Giacalone,Carole L. Jurkiewicz,Craig Dunn

  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release : 2006-05-01
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 1607526689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The goal of this volume is to begin to create those critical linkages between positive psychological attributes and relevant research areas. Undoubtedly, there are many topics in positive psychology that could not be covered in just one volume, and many more topical linkages to business ethics and social responsibility that need to be made. While much research yet needs to be done in this nascent area, we hope that much as other volumes on positive psychology served as an impetus for research in social psychology (see Snyder & Lopez, 2002) and organizational behavior (Cameron, Dutton, & Quinn, 2003), this volume will ignite scientific interest in the role positive psychology plays in key areas such as ethics and social responsibility. As the study of positive psychology continues to emerge more fully, it may well help us to better comprehend the impact of this paradigm on predicting ethical decision making, organizational citizenship, and social responsibility toward the end of creating more positive and productive workplaces in general.