A comprehensive overview of positive psychology by one of the acknowledged leaders in the field, this textbook provides students with a thorough introduction to an important area of psychology. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living.
A Primer in Positive Psychology Oxford Positive Psychology Series #ad - Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. Positive psychology as an explicit perspective has existed only since 1998, but enough relevant theory and research now exist to fill a textbook suitable for a semester-long college course.
A primer in positive psychology is thoroughly grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as pleasure and flow; positive traits such as character strengths, values, and talents; and the social institutions that enable these subjects as well as what recent research might contribute to this knowledge.
201 Positive Psychology Applications: Promoting Well-Being in Individuals and CommunitiesW. W. Norton & Company #ad - This book describes these elements along with 201 applications to enable clients to live richer lives. Fredrike bannink, a master at presenting big ideas in manageable parts, offers readers easy-to-implement applications to turn the "what" of positive psychology into the "how. From humor to self-compassion, and from gratitude to reflecting on how people wish to be remembered, clinicians will find all they need to maximize their clients' life experiences.
Helping clients focus on well-being and optimal functioning in many areas of life. 201 positive psychology applications is organized along the five elements of the well-being theory of Martin Seligman, one of its founders. These elements are essential to leading pleasant, engaging, and meaningful lives, with positive relationships and accomplishment.
Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being The Context Press Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica SeriesContext Press #ad - Throughout the book, mindfulness therapies, the editors focus on how ACT, and positive psychology can best be utilized by professionals in various settings, from prisons and Fortune 500 business organizations to parents and schools. With contributions by Steven C. For decades now, scientists and psychologists alike have been studying the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.
What if unifying these theories could lead to faster, more profound and enduring improvements to the human condition?Edited by leading researchers in the field of positive psychology, Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology is the first professional book to successfully integrate key elements of ACT and positive psychology to promote healthy functioning in clients.
Mccracken, theory, acacia parks, advanced students, and applications of relevance to mental health professionals, scientists, this book provides state-of-the-art research, and more, Robert Biswas-Diener, and people in the general public interested in either ACT or positive psychology. The positive psychology movement was founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, work, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, and play.
Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology: The Seven Foundations of Well-Being The Context Press Mindfulness and Acceptance Practica Series #ad - Many have wondered if there is a key ingredient to living a full and happy life. By gaining an understanding of "the seven foundations of well-being, " professionals will walk away with concrete, modernized strategies to use when working with clients. Despite these similarities, however, the two different therapeutic models are rarely discussed in relation to one another.
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and ClassificationOxford University Press #ad - Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, correlates, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, consequences, causes, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation.
They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, hope, humor, gratitude, kindness, persistence, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character strengths and virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, temperance, courage, humanity, justice, and transcendence.
Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification #ad - This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, religion, schools, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, the media, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits.
. Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning.
The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and FulfillmentAvery #ad - Positive emotions alone are not enough. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph. D. And robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos. Disagree. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Audible best seller of 2017 Inc. 11 great business books new york magazine best psychology books linkedIn's 12 Books on Leadership to ReadTwo mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism.
. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, parents, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, and everyone else who’s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-beingAtria Books #ad - While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning. Seligman has led for fifteen years, is different—it’s about actually raising the bar for the human condition. Seligman now creates the ultimate extension and capstone of his bestselling classics, Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism.
Traditionally, the goal of psychology has been to relieve human suffering, but the goal of the Positive Psychology movement, which Dr. On the cutting edge of a science that has changed millions of lives, Dr. Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman now asks, to build deep, relationships, what is it that allows you to flourish? “well-being” takes the stage front and center, and Happiness or Positive Emotion becomes one of the five pillars of Positive Psychology, Meaning, and Accomplishment—or PERMA, along with Engagement, and to contribute meaningfully to the world? In a word, lasting relationships with others, to feel pleasure, What is it that enables you to cultivate your talents, the permanent building blocks for a life of profound fulfillment.
With interactive exercises to help readers explore their own attitudes and aims, Flourish is a watershed in the understanding of happiness as well as a tool for getting the most out of life. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, for communities, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, and for nations.
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being #ad - From the bestselling author of learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness comes “a relentlessly optimistic guidebook on finding and securing individual happiness” Kirkus Reviews. With this unprecedented promise, internationally esteemed psychologist Martin Seligman begins Flourish, his first book in ten years—and the first to present his dynamic new concept of what well-being really is.
Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform AmericaOxford University Press #ad - This change, has been led by scholars and academic entrepreneurs, and cognitive psychology, as they wrestled with the implications of political events and forces such as neoliberalism and cultural conservatism, behavioral economics, evolutionary biology, which came about from the fusing of knowledge drawn from Eastern spiritual traditions, neuroscience, and a public eager for self-improvement.
Linking the development of happiness studies and positive psychology with a broad series of social changes, Oprah Winfrey's enterprises, blogs, web sites, including the emergence of new media and technologies like TED talks, and funding from government agencies and private foundations, as well as the role of evangelical ministers, and neuroscience, Horowitz highlights the transfer of specialized knowledge into popular arenas.
Happier?: The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America #ad - 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. Along the way he shows how marketing triumphed, transforming academic disciplines and spirituality into saleable products.
Cultural historian Daniel Horowitz's research reveals that this change happened in the context of key events. 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.
World war ii, the crises of the 1970s, the presidency of ronald reagan, post-war prosperity, the rise of counter-culture, the Holocaust, 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.
The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and HealthierRowman & Littlefield Publishers #ad - In this hilarious book, Prilleltensky combines humor with science to help you improve your well-being. The first chapter provides an overview of well-being, Physical, Occupational, while subsequent chapters cover each of its six domains: Interpersonal, Psychological, Community, and Economic I COPPE. Do you experience stress? are you interested in better health and well-being? Do you pursue happiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to read this book.
All of us can use a little help to become happier or healthier. Unfortunately, the help we get is often too scary: “if you don’t do this or that, some catastrophic event of epic proportions will happen. Prilleltensky’s approach, in contrast, is to help you become healthier and happier through laughter.
The Laughing Guide to Well-Being: Using Humor and Science to Become Happier and Healthier #ad - If you answered no, you’re in denial. Each chapter consists of the laughing Side, a research-based, a series of funny stories; and the Learning Side, user-friendly guide to health and happiness. When you finish the book you’ll have a greater understanding of your life, and ways to make it better.
The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology Oxford Library of PsychologyOxford University Press #ad - The oxford handbook of positive psychology is the seminal reference in the 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.
These 65 chapters summarize all of the relevant literature in the field. The content's breadth and depth provide an unparalleled cross-disciplinary look at positive psychology from diverse fields and all branches of psychology, school, clinical, counseling, personality, including social, and developmental psychology.
The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology Oxford Library of Psychology #ad - Topics include not only happiness but also hope, emotional creativity, life longings, positive emotions, courage, and more, creativity, strengths, plus guidelines for applying what has worked for people across time and cultures.
The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks in Organizational PsychologyWiley-Blackwell #ad - A state-of-the-art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in-depth, international, and competencies-based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring. Puts cutting-edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners who need it most, ethics, virtual coaching and mentoring and more Contributors include Anthony Grant, training, Robert Lee, David Lane, the influence of emerging fields such as neuroscience and mindfulness, Reinhard Stelter, David Clutterbuck, Susan David, efficacy, Stephen Palmer, but who do not always have the time or resources to keep up with scholarly research Thematic chapters cover theoretical models, Robert Garvey, Tatiana Bachkirova and Carol Kauffman With a Foreword by Sir John Whitmore.
Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3-to-1 Ratio That Will Change Your LifeHarmony #ad - Barbara fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral. You’ll discover: •what positivity is, and how it relieves depression, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective • the ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity • Why positivity is more important than happiness • How positivity can enhance relationships, bounce back from setbacks, and builds lives • The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point • That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them • How to calculate your current positivity ratio, track it, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, broadens minds, connect with others, and improve it With Positivity, work, and health, and become the best version of yourself.
World renowned researcher Dr.