Positive Psychology For Dummies

Positive Psychology For Dummies
A Book

by Averil Leimon,Gladeana McMahon

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-01-19
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781119996965
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do some people achieve greater success and happiness than others? The key is positive psychology. For most of its history, psychology has focused mainly on the darker side of human behaviour - depression, anxiety, psychosis and psychopathic behaviour. In 1998, Martin Seligman became president of the American Psychological Association and inspired a movement to focus on the positives in human behaviour. Positive Psychology For Dummies: Taps into the burgeoning media focus on happiness and positive mental attitude Provides key information on the origins, theory, methods, practitioners and results of positive psychology Demonstrates how to understand what makes you tick, how to hone positive emotions and how to use positive philosophy for success in both your personal and working lives. Is perfect for a wide audience, from those wanting to get more out of their life, to psychology students or counsellors About the author Gladeana McMahon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is regarded as one of the UK’s top ten coaches. Averil Leimon is co-author of Performance Coaching For Dummies. She is a business psychologist and a leading UK leadership coach.

Psychology For Dummies

Psychology For Dummies
A Book

by Adam Cash

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-09-23
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1119700299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Find out what makes you—and everyone else—tick Psychology For Dummies takes you on the challenging and thrilling adventure into the astonishing science of why we do the things we do. Along the way you’ll find out how psychology helps us improve our relationships, make better decisions, be more effective in our careers, and avoid stress and mental illness in difficult times. In a friendly, jargon-free style, clinical psychologist and teacher Adam Cash uses practical examples to delve deep into the maze of the human mind: from the basic hardware, software, and "wetware" of our brains to the mysteries of consciousness and the murkier reaches of abnormal behavior. He also provides profound insights into our wants and needs, the differences between psychological approaches, and how positive psychology can help you lead the “good life” that fulfills you most. Gain insights into identity and the self Cope with stress and illness Maintain psychological health Make informed choices when seeking counseling Whether you’re new to the unconscious or an established devotee of Freud and pharmacology, Psychology For Dummies is your essential guide to the examined life—and what can make it even more worth living!

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths

by Alan Carr

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-05
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1136583084
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists. Positive Psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well-being, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems in the promotion of optimal wellbeing. Alan Carr's Positive Psychology has become essential reading for anyone requiring a thorough and accessible introduction to the field. This new edition retains all the features that made the first edition so popular, including: accounts of major theories and relevant research learning objectives chapter summaries research and personal development questions suggestions for further reading measures for use in research glossaries of new terms. The book has also been completely updated to take account of recent research and major advances, and includes a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy, an extended account of research on character strengths and virtues, and a discussion of recent ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. This new edition of Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers, as well as those involved in postgraduate training in related areas such as clinical psychology, social work, counselling and psychotherapy.

Handbook of Positive Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology
A Book

by C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2001-12-20
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN : 9780198030942
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology
A Book

by C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Susana C. Marques,Lisa M. Edwards

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021-01-14
  • Pages : 1032
  • ISBN : 0199396515
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology is the seminal reference in the field of positive psychology, which continues to transcend the boundaries of academia to capture the imagination of the general public. Almost 20 years after the first publication of this groundbreaking reference, this new third edition showcases how positive psychology is thriving in diverse contexts and fields of psychology. Consisting of 68 chapters of the most current theory and research, this updated handbook provides an unparalleled cross-disciplinary look at positive psychology from diverse fields and all branches of psychology, including social, clinical, personality, counseling, health, school, and developmental psychology. Several new chapters are included which highlight the latest research on positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as growing areas for applications of positive psychology.

Positive Psychology of Love

Positive Psychology of Love
A Book

by Mahzad Hojjat,Duncan Cramer

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-05-02
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0199791104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many topics within the study of close relationships are relevant to positive psychology, such as love, friendship, social support, and forgiveness. However, very little has been done to specifically connect and thus expand these two interrelated and rapidly growing fields. Positive Psychology of Love fills this void by bringing together the latest research and theory in the field of close relationships from a positive psychology point of view, suggesting how we can have more fulfilling close and intimate relationships and how these relationships may enhance our lives. Each of the chapters focuses on a different aspect of close and intimate relationships as related to positive psychology, such as romantic love, friendship, positive emotions, sexuality, attachment, communication, forgiveness, conflict resolution, self-esteem, relational maintenance, mental health, physical health, and culture. International contributors from a variety of disciplines explore how these areas of close relationships relate to positive psychology, and how close relationships function as an important aspect of our personal health, growth, happiness, and well-being. This unique and fascinating approach will be of interest to researchers, educators, and students in a number of fields including psychology, sociology, counseling, social work, communication, family studies, marriage and family therapy, and nursing.

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 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

Positive Psychology
A Critical Introduction

by Giovanni B. Moneta

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN : 1137368233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Happiness is fundamental to how we live our lives, but the meaning of happiness remains as contentious as it did when it was first debated thousands of years ago. Taking a critical approach to the subject, Positive Psychology investigates the debates that have shaped the psychological discussion of happiness, from theories of well-being to examining how psychotherapy can help foster positive mental health. Offering contrasting perspectives on each topic and examining a range of classic and contemporary research, this book encourages you to engage with positive psychology in a critical way while considering how the theory applies to our everyday lives. Whether you are new to the subject or want to develop your understanding of the complexities of the field, this lively and engaging introduction will enhance your knowledge not just of positive psychology, but of what happiness and well-being mean to you.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology
A Book

by Shane J. Lopez,C. R. Snyder

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-10-13
  • Pages : 709
  • ISBN : 0199862168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the definitive text in the field of positive psychology, the scientific study of what makes people happy. The handbook's international slate of renowned authors summarizes and synthesizes lifetimes of research, together illustrating what has worked for people across time and cultures. Now in paperback, this second edition provides both the current literature in the field and an outlook on its future.

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.

Using Positive Psychology Every Day

Using Positive Psychology Every Day
Learning How to Flourish

by Ernst Bohlmeijer,Monique Hulsbergen

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-05-30
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 1351112899
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We are all looking to flourish, to experience joy, feel engaged with the world, and experience meaningful lives. But the stresses and strains of our daily lives makes this a challenge. Using Positive Psychology Every Day: Learning How to Flourish is about (re)finding the art of living, enabling you to flourish. Bringing together the best of positive psychology, this book introduces eight evidence-based resources of well-being and flourishing: positive emotions, the discovering and use of strengths, optimism, compassion, post-traumatic growth, positive relationships and spirituality. Each chapter has a concise, simple theoretical introduction and several evidence-based, easy-to-apply exercises. This book is for anyone experiencing stress, distress or lower well-being, as well as coaches and therapists who can use the book for clients in the context of guided self-help.

Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health & Well-Being

Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health & Well-Being
A Book

by Dr. Geetika Patnaik

  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Release : 2021-02-14
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1638065136
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology for Improving Mental Health and Well-being has been prepared conforming to the standard graduation syllabus in Psychology. The subject matter covered is also relevant to Management studies. Besides, it will be of immense help to Civil Service aspirants with Psychology as an optional subject. Chapters on Flow and Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Stress Management and Helping Positivity will fascinate and enrich the inquisitive mind of general readers. Moreover, this book can also be used as a self-help book to improve mental health and well-being.

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 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
Theory, Research and Applications

by Kate Hefferon,Ilona Boniwell

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2011-05-01
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0335241964
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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."--Publisher's website.

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.

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology
A Book

by Shane J. Lopez

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2011-08-31
  • Pages : 1160
  • ISBN : 1444357921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice. 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Disability
A Book

by Michael L. Wehmeyer

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-19
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0195398785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook is the first comprehensive text on positive psychology and disability. Emphasizing paradigmatic changes in understanding disability, the text covers traditional disciplines in positive psychology; and applications of positive psychology to domains like education or work.

Positive Psychology in Search for Meaning

Positive Psychology in Search for Meaning
A Book

by Dmitry A Leontiev

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1317615190
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What are the ways in which we can understand the meaning of the psychology of meaning in people’s lives? In the last century mainstream psychology has largely neglected the topic of meaning. More recently, the concept has become an academically legitimate one within positive psychology and in some other speciality areas of psychology. This book contains a collection of theoretical, methodological and empirical papers written by the acknowledged experts systematically working on the problems of personal meaning within the positive psychology framework. The authors investigate the possibilities and limitations of a scientific study of personal meaning and new perspectives that this concept brings to the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.