Positive Psychology In A Nutshell: The Science Of Happiness

Positive Psychology In A Nutshell: The Science Of Happiness
The Science of Happiness

by Boniwell, Ilona

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 0335247202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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 little book 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 those engaged 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.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
A Balanced Introduction to the Science of Optimal Functioning

by Ilona Boniwell

  • Publisher : Personal Well-Being Centre
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0954838785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Introduktion til positiv psykologi

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths

by Alan Carr

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-05
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1136583092
  • 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.

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.

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.

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 SLA

Positive Psychology in SLA
A Book

by Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre,Dr. Tammy Gregersen,Sarah Mercer

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2016-04-20
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN : 1783095377
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology is the scientific study of how human beings prosper and thrive. This is the first book in SLA dedicated to theories in positive psychology and their implications for language teaching, learning and communication. Chapters examine the characteristics of individuals, contexts and relationships that facilitate learning: positive emotional states such as love, enjoyment and flow, and character traits such as empathy, hardiness and perseverance. The contributors present several innovative teaching ideas to bring out these characteristics among learners. The collection thus blends new teaching techniques with cutting-edge theory and empirical research undertaken using qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches. It will be of interest to SLA researchers, graduate students, trainee and experienced teachers who wish to learn more about language learning psychology, individual differences, learner characteristics and new classroom practices.

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.

Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology

Achieve Your Potential with Positive Psychology
CBT, mindfulness and practical philosophy for finding lasting happiness

by Tim Lebon

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-06-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1444190997
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everybody wants to be happier and fulfil their potential, and for years many self-help books have claimed they know the answer. Only in the last two decades has Positive Psychology started to provide evidence-based ideas that have been scientifically shown to work. In this book psychotherapist, lecturer and life coach Tim LeBon shows you how you can use the tools of Positive Psychology to achieve your goals. You will discover how ideas from CBT, mindfulness and practical philosophy can produce a more balanced, wiser version of Positive Psychology. Learn how to: * flourish and be happier * maintain and sustain positive relationships * find more meaning in life and accomplish more * become wiser and more resilient * discover the real benefits that a genuine understanding of positive psychology can bring. "This book has a wealth of information and fascinating case studies which will take you on a fulfilling journey through the relatively new perspective of positive psychology. Tim LeBon does not leave you to fend alone but encourages us to take responsibility for ourselves through guided action plans, diagnostic tests and key ideas leading to newer and fresher outlooks. I would encourage anyone interested in positive psychology to soak this book up and take a step towards a better life." Ilona Boniwell, Associate Professor at Ecole Centrale Paris and author of Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 in the Clinical Domains

Positive Psychology in the Clinical Domains
Research and Practice

by Chiara Ruini

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-02-17
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 3319521128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book builds the bridge between the fields of clinical and positive psychology research and practice. It presents a variety of interventions aimed at promoting positivity in clinical populations. Although clinical psychology has addressed issues such as happiness, resilience and optimal functioning, the field has stuck to the medical model and paid more attention to distress and negativity in human existence. Positive psychology, on the other hand, has been considered a “psychology for all” and has devoted attention and resources to the investigation of positivity in general populations, Only recently, the relationships between positivity, distress and psychopathology have been investigated. This book integrates research and practice from both fields. Its first part provides a theoretical framework for describing concepts such as hedonic and eudaimonic wellbeing, resilience, character’s strengths, positive health and positive functioning, with a special reference to their clinical implications and their psychosomatic underpinnings. The second part provides a review of positive interventions in clinical practice and psychotherapeutic settings. These interventions are derived from positive psychology as well as from longstanding traditions in clinical psychology and psychiatry, and from eastern clinical and philosophical approaches.

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

Personal Well-Being Lessons For Secondary Schools: Positive Psychology In Action For 11 To 14 Year Olds

Personal Well-Being Lessons For Secondary Schools: Positive Psychology In Action For 11 To 14 Year Olds
Positive psychology in action for 11 to 14 year olds

by Boniwell, Ilona,Ryan, Lucy

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0335246168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book offers practitioners working with 11-14 year olds, a highly practical education resource for running well being lessons.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
Simple Tools to Pursue Happiness and Live Authentically

by Gina Delucca,Jamie Goldstein

  • Publisher : Rockridge Press
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781646113378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learn how to live well and thrive--with tools and insights from positive psychology We often view the path to happiness and fulfillment as a mission to fix ourselves and solve our problems--but positive psychology has proven that true, lasting happiness is created from focusing on what works: cultivating your strengths and virtues, enhancing positive feelings and experiences, and fully engaging with all that life throws at you. Positive Psychology in Practice helps you find your personal definition of happiness, using insightful strategies to tune into your virtues, cope with hardship, connect meaningfully with others, and live each day with purpose. Armed with more than 75 down-to-earth explanations of key positive psychology concepts (such as eudaimonia, flow, and signature strengths and virtues) and proven, real-world strategies to set your own life in alignment with your values, you'll learn easy, in-the-moment techniques to live better and find deeper, more meaningful, sustainable happiness. Then apply what you've learned through a variety of insightful activities, like journal prompts, quizzes, reframing exercises, and mindfulness strategies you can use again and again. Positive Psychology in Practice includes: A new approach--Examine what happiness means to you and explore the building blocks of positive psychology as you learn how to view the world with a more positive perspective. Journey to the center--Discover your authentic self through engaging exercises, like Finding the Flow State, Mental Subtraction, Maximize or Satisfice, and Cultivating Eudaimonia through Self-Acceptance. Real relationships--Learn how to create lasting, loving relationships using positive psychology activities that will help you feel appreciated, find compassion, build trust, and live with openness. Refresh your perspective and realize your true potential with Positive Psychology in Practice.

Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology

Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology
A Book

by Kristján Kristjánsson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-09-23
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1107025206
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive psychology is one of the biggest growth industries in the discipline of psychology. At the present time, the subfield of 'positive education' seems poised to take the world of education and teacher training by storm. In this first book-length philosophical study of positive psychology, Professor Kristján Kristjánsson subjects positive psychology's recent inroads into virtue theory and virtue education to sustained conceptual and moral scrutiny. Professor Kristjánsson's interdisciplinary perspective constructively integrates insights, evidence and considerations from social science and philosophy in a way that is easily accessible to the general reader. He offers an extended critique of positive psychology generally and 'positive education' in particular, exploring the philosophical assumptions, underpinnings and implications of these academic trends in detail. This provocative book will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge research on positive psychology and on the virtues that lie at the intersection of psychology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, education, and daily life.

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.