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.

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications

Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications
A Book

by Ilona Boniwell,Aneta D. Tunariu

  • Publisher : Open University Press
  • Release : 2019-05-19
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9780335262182
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Science of Compassionate Love

The Science of Compassionate Love
Theory, Research, and Applications

by Beverley Fehr,Susan Sprecher,Lynn G. Underwood

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-01-26
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1444303082
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Science of Compassionate Love is an interdisciplinaryvolume that presents cutting-edge scholarship on the topics ofaltruism and compassionate love. The book Adopts a social science approach to understanding compassionatelove Emphasizes positive features of social interaction Encourages the appropriate expression of compassionate loveboth to those in intimate relationships and to strangers Includes articles by distinguished contributors from the fieldsof Psychology, Sociology, Communication Studies, Family Studies,Epidemiology, Medicine and Nursing Is ideal for workshops on compassionate love, PositivePsychology, and creating constructive interactions between healthprofessionals and patients

Social Psychology

Social Psychology
Theories, Research, and Applications

by Robert Stephen Feldman

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This broad-based overview of the field of social psychology by best selling psychology author Bob Feldman, introduces and integrates the theories, research, and applications of the discipline--capturing the excitement of this diverse field as it is evolving today. The book is designed to show the relevance of social psychology to readers' lives while reacquainting them with the scientific basis of the discipline. KEY TOPICS: Unique chapter structure and organization. Organizes book so that chapters containing more applied topics are integrated throughout the book to demonstrate to readers how social psychologists use theory, research, and applications to help solve significant social problems. Speaking of Social Psychology features provide readers with interviews conducted with people who use the findings of social psychology in their work, offering suggestions for particular career paths and examples of how social psychology is used outside the field. Informed Consumer of Social Psychology feature describes specific uses that can be derived from research conducted by social psychologists. Social.Links marginal icons link students to the book's Companion Website. Social Webs features discuss social psychological issues related to technology and the use of the Internet and the Web. For readers interested in a social psychology text that is easily applied to everyday life.

The Human Quest for Meaning

The Human Quest for Meaning
Theories, Research, and Applications

by Paul T. P. Wong

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-06-19
  • Pages : 768
  • ISBN : 1136508090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first edition of The Human Quest for Meaning was a major publication on the empirical research of meaning in life and its vital role in well-being, resilience, and psychotherapy. This new edition continues that quest and seeks to answer the questions, what is the meaning of life? How do we explain what constitutes meaningful relationships, work, and living? The answers, as the eminent scholars and practitioners who contributed to this text find, are neither simple nor straightforward. While seeking to clarify subjective vs. objective meaning in 21 new and 7 revised chapters, the authors also address the differences in cultural contexts, and identify 8 different sources of meaning, as well as at least 6 different stages in the process of the search for meaning. They also address different perspectives, including positive psychology, self-determination, integrative, narrative, and relational perspectives, to ensure that readers obtain the most thorough information possible. Mental health practitioners will find the numerous meaning-centered interventions, such as the PURE and ABCDE methods, highly useful in their own work with facilitating healing and personal growth in their clients. The Human Quest for Meaning represents a bold new vision for the future of meaning-oriented research and applications. No one seeking to truly understand the human condition should be without it.

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 : 2018-08-06
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 154434175X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths comprehensively covers the science and application of positive psychology. The book brings positive psychology to life by illustrating issues such as how psychological strength can help increase positive outcomes in school and the workplace and promote cooperative relationships among people. Furthermore, the book encourages readers to engage with concepts in order to understand positive emotions and strengths, such as empathy, altruism, gratitude, attachment, and love. Over 50 case studies grounded in practice, research, and the authors’ teaching experience reveal how positive psychological phenomena operate in the lives of real people. The Fourth Edition continues to integrate cultural context in every chapter to reflect the diversity in today’s world.

Positive Psychology And The Body: The Somatopsychic Side To Flourishing

Positive Psychology And The Body: The Somatopsychic Side To Flourishing
The somatopsychic side to flourishing

by Hefferon, Kate

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release : 2013-07-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0335247717
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This positive psychology textbook focuses on the importance of the body within optimal functioning and highlights new research in this area.

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology
A Book

by Meg A. Warren,Stewart I. Donaldson

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2017-05-18
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 1440834814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the range of new theories, research, and applications in the most generative areas of positive psychology, at the dawn of a new wave of positive psychology scholarship—one that is increasingly sensitive to real-world issues, adversity, culture, and context. • Offers an unprecedented examination of the most generative subjects in positive psychology • Provides a scientifically grounded, thorough, and accessible overview of positive psychology theory, research, and practice • Showcases a new wave of positive psychology that is mainstreaming increased sensitivity to adversity, culture, and contextual factors • Brings together contributions from renowned leaders and prolific thinkers in positive psychology • Presents cutting-edge information that will be useful to scholars, students, as well as general readers

Social Support: Theory, Research and Applications

Social Support: Theory, Research and Applications
A Book

by I.G. Sarason

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-11-11
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9400951159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor." Traditional Danish Proverb This bit of Danish folk wisdom expresses an idea underlying much of the current thinking about social support. While the clinical literature has for a long time recognized the deleterious effects of unwholesome social relationships, only more recently has the focus broadened to include the positive side of social interaction, those interpersonal ties that are desired, rewarding, and protective. This book contains theoretical and research contributions by a group of scholars who are charting this side of the social spectrum. Evidence is increasing that maladaptive ways of thinking and behaving occur disproportionately among people with few social supports. Rather than sapping self-reliance, strong ties with others particularly family members seem to encourage it. Reliance on others and self-reliance are not only compatible but complementary to one another. While the mechanism by which an intimate relationship is protective has yet to be worked out, the following factors seem to be involved: intimacy, social integration through shared concerns, reassurance of worth, the opportunity to be nurtured by others, a sense of reliable alliance, and guidance. The major advance that is taking place in the literature on social support is that reliance is being -placed less on anecdotal and clinical evidence and more on empirical inquiry. The chapters of this book reflect this important development and identify the frontiers that are currently being explored.

Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents

Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents
A Positive Psychology Perspective

by Carmel Proctor,P. Alex Linley

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-05-13
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 9400763980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents recent positive psychological research, applications and interventions being used among adolescents and children. Currently there is a wave of change occurring whereby educators, and others working with children and adolescents, are beginning to recognize the benefits of looking at well-being from a positive perspective, specifically the integration of positive psychological theory into the school curriculum in order to improve student well-being. Moreover, although the positive psychological field has grown tremendously since its inception, there remains an imbalance in the publication of research findings, applications, and interventions among children and adolescents in comparison to adults. This book fills the need for a reference to this valuable information and benefits a wide range of professionals, including educators, clinicians, psychologists, students, and many other working with children and adolescents.

Handbook of Humility

Handbook of Humility
Theory, Research, and Applications

by Everett L. Worthington Jr.,Don E. Davis,Joshua N. Hook

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2016-12-08
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1317337166
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Handbook of Humility is the first scholarly book to bring together authors from psychology as well as other fields to address what we know and don’t know about humility. Authors review the existing research in this burgeoning field that has well over 100 empirical articles and an increasing trajectory of publication. This work should form the basis for research in humility for many years. In this book, chapters address definitions of humility that guide research. Authors also reflect on the practical applications of humility research within the areas they reviewed. The book informs people who study humility scientifically, but it is also an exceptional guide for psychotherapists, philosophers, religious and community leaders, politicians, educated lay people, and those who would like to fuel an informed reflection on how humility might make interactions more civil in relationships, organizations, communities, political processes, and national and international relations.

A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide

A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide
Theory, Research, and Prevention

by Jameson K. Hirsch,Edward C. Chang,Jessica Kelliher Rabon

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-02-25
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 3030032256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This inspiring resource presents theories, findings, and interventions from Positive Suicidology, an emerging strengths-based approach to suicide prevention. Its synthesis of positive psychology and suicidology theories offers a science-based framework for promoting wellbeing to complement or, if appropriate, replace traditional deficit-driven theories and therapies used in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Coverage reviews interpersonal, intrapersonal, and societal risk factors for suicide, and identifies protective factors, such as hope and resilience, that can be enhanced in therapy. From there, chapters detail a palette of approaches and applications of Positive Suicidology, from the powerful motivating forces described in Self-Determination Theory to meaning-building physical and social activities. Among the topics covered: Future-oriented constructs and their role in suicidal ideation and enactment. Gratitude as a protective factor for suicidal ideation and behavior: theory and evidence. Considering race and ethnicity in the use of positive psychological approaches to suicide. The Six R’s framework as mindfulness for suicide prevention. Community-based participatory research and empowerment for suicide prevention. Applied resiliency and suicide prevention: a strengths-based, risk-reduction framework. Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and health psychologists, as well as educators, clergy and healthcare professionals, will find A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide an invaluable source of contemporary evidence-based strategies for their prevention and intervention efforts with suicidal clients.

Understanding Behavior in the Context of Time

Understanding Behavior in the Context of Time
Theory, Research, and Application

by Alan Strathman,Jeff Joireman

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2006-04-21
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1135611815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Understanding Behavior in the Context of Time reviews the research on temporal orientation and brings together the disparate social behaviors influenced by time perspective. Organized into four sections, each chapter includes theory, research, applications, and directions for future research. Some chapters outline novel theoretical approaches that help to expand and/or integrate existing theories. The second part focuses on individual level processes and reviews the conceptualization, measurement, and lifespan development of time orientation; the outcomes associated with various time orientations; and how temporal factors influence attitudes and persuasion. Part three explores the role of time within interpersonal and group level processes as applied to such areas as close relationships, group cooperation, aggression, organizational behavior, pro-environmental behavior, and cultural issues. This book will be of interest to social and personality psychologists, and the book's applied emphasis will appeal to health, environmental, and industrial psychologists.

Possible Selves

Possible Selves
Theory, Research and Applications

by Curtis Dunkel,Jennifer Kerpelman

  • Publisher : Nova Publishers
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9781594544316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The concept of possible selves, first brought to life only a short time ago by Hazel Markus and Paula Nurious (1986) has grown into an exciting stream of research. Scholars have examined possible selves with regard to a host of adolescent outcomes, including academic achievement, school persistence, career expectations, self-esteem, delinquency, identity development and altruistic behaviours. This book represents a sample of the current research being conducted in the area of possible selves. The contributors to the book were chosen to represent a variety of perspectives, and to collectively illustrate some of the different ways that possible selves are being conceptualised, empirically examined and used in interventions.

Handbook of Coping

Handbook of Coping
Theory, Research, Applications

by Moshe Zeidner,Norman S. Endler

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 1995-12-12
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9780471599463
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"...how a man rallies to life's challenges and weathers its storms tells everything of who he is and all that he is likely to become." —St. Augustine It has long been understood that how a person adjusts to life stresses is a major component of his or her ability to lead a fulfilling life. Yet it wasn't until the 1960s that coping became a discrete topic of psychological inquiry. Since then, coping has risen to a position of prominence in the modern psychological discourse—especially within the personality, cognitive, and behavioral spheres—and, within the past decade alone, many important discoveries have been made about its mechanisms and functioning, and its role in ongoing psychological and physical health and well-being. A book whose time has come at last, the Handbook of Coping is the first professional reference devoted exclusively to the psychology of coping. Reporting the observations and insights of nearly sixty leading authorities in stress and coping from a wide range of affiliations and schools of thought, it brings readers the state of the art in coping theory, research, assessment, and applications. In orchestrating the book, the editors have scrupulously avoided imposing any particular slant or point of view, other than the need to foster greater eclecticism and cooperation between researchers and clinicians concerned with the phenomenon of coping. The Handbook of Coping is divided into five overlapping parts, the first of which serves to lay the conceptual foundations of all that follows. It traces the history of coping from its origins in psychoanalytic theories of unconscious defense mechanisms, and provides an exhaustive review of the latest conceptualizations, models, and constructs. The following section provides an in-depth exploration of current research methodology, measurement, and assessment tools. Part Three explores key facets of coping in a broad range of specific domains, including everyday hassles, chronic disease, cataclysmic events, and many others. The penultimate section focuses on individual differences. Among important topics covered here are coping styles and dispositions; the role of family, social support, and education; and coping behaviors across the life span. The final section, Part Five, is devoted to current applications. Clinical parameters are defined and a number of specific interventions are described, as are proven techniques for helping clients to improve their coping skills. A comprehensive guide to contemporary coping theory, research, and applications, the Handbook of Coping is an indispensable resource for practitioners, researchers, students, and educators in psychology, the health sciences, and epidemiology. Of related interest ... EGO DEFENSES: Theory and Measurement —Edited by Hope R. Conte and Robert Plutchik This book explores the nature and manifestations of defense mechanisms and traces ego defense theory and research from Freud's initial conceptualization through recent work in object-relations theory and other psychoanalytically oriented approaches. It provides clinical guidelines for diagnosing, assessing, and dealing with defenses, reviews empirical research techniques, and indicates their value in development and in psychotherapy. This volume should be of value to theoreticians, clinicians, and researchers interested in finding appropriate tools for measurement of defense mechanisms. 1994 SOCIAL SUPPORT: An Interactional View —Edited by Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason, and Gregory R. Pierce The study of social support and its relationship to personality, health, and adjustment is one of the fastest growing areas of research and application in psychology. This book contains integrative surveys of clinical and field studies, experimental investigations, and life-span explorations. It approaches social support as an important facet of interpersonal relationships and shows its undesirable, as well as its positive, features. 1990 (0-471-60624-3) 528 pp.

Passion for Work

Passion for Work
Theory, Reseach, and Applications

by Robert J. Vallerand,Nathalie Houlfort

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2019-07
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 0190648627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Passion is a pervasive concept in the work domain. Workers aspire to be passionate in the hope of finding meaning and satisfaction from their professional life, while employers dream of passionate employees who will ensure organizational performance. Does passion for work matter ? Does passion invariably bring about the anticipated positive outcomes or is there a darker side to passion for work that can also lead to negative outcomes for individuals and organizations? The goal of this book is to address these issues. This volume reviews major theories of work passion, focusing specifically on the dominant theory: the Dualistic Model of Passion. This theory distinguishes between two types of passion-harmonious and obsessive- and their associated determinants and consequences. This volume provides a comprehensive understanding of passion for work by addressing the origin of the concept and its theoretical issues: how can passion for work be developed, what are the consequences to be expected at the individual and organizational levels, and how can passion for work shed new light on contemporary issues in the workplace. Passion for Work: Theory, Research, and Applications synthesizes a vast body of existing research in the area, provides insights into new and exciting research avenues, and explores how passion for work can be cultivated in work settings in order to fulfill both workers' and employers' hopes for a productive and satisfying work life.

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.

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.

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Mindfulness in Positive Psychology
The Science of Meditation and Wellbeing

by Itai Ivtzan,Tim Lomas

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-17
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 1317600665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mindfulness in Positive Psychology brings together the latest thinking in these two important disciplines. Positive psychology, the science of wellbeing and strengths, is the fastest growing branch of psychology, offering an optimal home for the research and application of mindfulness. As we contemplate mindfulness in the context of positive psychology, meaningful insights are being revealed in relation to our mental and physical health. The book features chapters from leading figures from mindfulness and positive psychology, offering an exciting combination of topics. Mindfulness is explored in relation to flow, meaning, parenthood, performance, sports, obesity, depression, pregnancy, spirituality, happiness, mortality, and many other ground-breaking topics. This is an invitation to rethink about mindfulness in ways that truly expands our understanding of wellbeing. Mindfulness in Positive Psychology will appeal to a readership of students and practitioners, as well as those interested in mindfulness, positive psychology, or other relevant areas such as education, healthcare, clinical psychology, counselling psychology, occupational psychology, and coaching. The book explores cutting edge theories, research, and practical exercises, which will be relevant to all people interested in this area, and particularly those who wish to enhance their wellbeing via mindfulness.