A Primer in Positive Psychology

A Primer in Positive Psychology
Author: Christopher Peterson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN: 0195188330
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer in Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living. Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and, therefore, deserves equal attention from psychologists. 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. Every chapter contains exercises that illustrate positive psychology, a glossary, suggestions of articles and books for further reading, and lists of films, websites, and popular songs that embody chapter themes.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.

A Primer in Positive Psychology

A Primer in Positive Psychology
Author: Christopher Peterson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2006-07-27
ISBN: 0199744904
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Primer in Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living. Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is good about life is as genuine as what is bad and, therefore, deserves equal attention from psychologists. 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. Every chapter contains exercises that illustrate positive psychology, a glossary, suggestions of articles and books for further reading, and lists of films, websites, and popular songs that embody chapter themes. 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.

Positive Psychology at the Movies

Positive Psychology at the Movies
Author: Ryan M Niemiec,Danny Wedding
Publsiher: Hogrefe Publishing
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1616764430
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology at the Movies Book Excerpt:

For educators, practitioners, researchers, and everyone striving for personal growth and a fulfilling life! This completely revised edition of a classic in the field provides a unique way to learn about positive psychology and what is right and best about human beings. Positive Psychology at the Movies now reviews nearly 1,500 movies, includes dozens of evocative film images, and is replete with practical aids to learning. Positive psychology is one of the most important modern developments in psychology. Films brilliantly illustrate character strengths and other positive psychology concepts and inspire new ways of thinking about human potential. Positive Psychology at the Movies uses movies to introduce the latest research, practices, and concepts in this field of psychology. This book systematically discusses each of the 24 character strengths, balancing film discussion, related psychological research, and practical applications. Practical resources include a syllabus for a positive psychology course using movies, films suitable for children, adolescents, and families, and questions likely to inspire classroom and therapy discussions. Positive Psychology at the Movies was written for educators, students, practitioners, and researchers, but anyone who loves movies and wants to change his or her life will find it inspiring and relevant. Watching the movies recommended in this book will help the reader practice the skill of strengths-spotting in themselves and others and support personal growth and self-improvement. Read this book to learn more about positive psychology – and watch these films to become a better person!

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Dr. Agyajit Singh
Publsiher: Psycho Information Technologies
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 9388539192
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology has its origin in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The present era is full of hustle and bustle, tension, strains and stresses, anxiety, conflicts, frustration and maladjustment, which have made the life of a human being a miserable one. Psychology is not limited to the study of human behaviour; but its scope has widened to the human welfare. Psychologists are trying to make the life of a man mentally healthy, happy and worth living. Positive psychology is the outcome of all these adversaries which are being faced by a person in these days of fast life and high level competition. Researches are being conducted in the areas of psychological well-being, emotional intelligence, locus of control, self-efficacy and various other topics which are related with the welfare of an individual and which are concerned with his mental and emotional health. Positive psychology lays more emphasis on inculcating positive behaviour among human beings. Positivity of behaviour means developing positive thinking, positive attitude and positive actions. The present book “POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: SOME EMPIRICAL INDIAN STUDIES” has been devised and prepared from this angle. The editor of this book has highlighted the research studies of his PhD students who have completed their research projects during the last two decades under his supervision. All these research problems are related with the different areas of positive psychology. The purpose of this endeavor is to acquaint the readers of this book with the latest researches being conducted in these days in India. Moreover the future research students working in these different areas of Education, Psychology and Physical Education will get benefit out of the conclusions drawn in these studies, especially in the selection of their research problems. Other scholars will also find the recommendations made in these studies useful to them in their lives. The editor of this book is thankful to all his PhD students who have permitted him to quote their research findings and bring out their research work in a book form, as it has highlighted their genuine work completed under his guidance. He will be failing in his duty if he does not thank Mr. Chander Mani Gosain, Prop. Of Friends Publication, New Delhi who has attempted to give a beautiful shape to this book. The writings of this book will advance the knowledge in the field of Psychology and Education. This book is dedicated to all his students and friends who have showered him with their love and affection, which is a source of

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Alan Carr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-09-05
ISBN: 1136583084
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

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

Positive Psychology
Author: Dana S. Dunn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN: 1351603736
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

This volume is a comprehensive review of theoretical and empirical contributions to positive psychology. It provides a scientific understanding of how human strengths help people psychologically and physically, showing how stressful circumstances do not inexorably lead to negative prognoses. It examines how individuals confront challenges, appreciate others, and regard daily experiences as meaningful. Many of the chapters also challenge the negative, disease-model approach that dominates much of the research concerning health and well-being. Chapters also address applications and future directions for the field. The broad scope makes it a key resource for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practitioners in social, clinical, and positive psychology.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: Kate Hefferon,Ilona Boniwell
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN: 0335241964
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

"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

Positive Psychology
Author: John Zelenski
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2019-11-27
ISBN: 1526485311
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Positive Psychology brings together a range of research and a comprehensive review of the more recent work and lessons learned since the founder’s original vision of this field. Organised into five sections: An Introduction, Positive Experiences, Personality Processes, External Influences, and Applications, this text provides a thorough introduction to an interesting and challenging area in Psychology. With a final look at the future of Positive Psychology, and its potential to inform social change and how useful this knowledge can be when considering the well-being of entire societies, this text is an enlightening read and invaluable resources for students. Strongly guided by empirical work this text encourages the reader to think critically and go beyond the facts. Key features: Provides a framework for teaching and understanding global trends in Positive Psychology. Inclusion and a review of up-to-date research. Using storytelling and happiness’s intrinsic appeal to foster interest in the methods we use to answer important questions in Positive Psychology. Online resources including student self-tests, an instructor test bank, and links to additional web content.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice
Author: Stephen Joseph
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN: 1118756932
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Practice Book Excerpt:

The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

Positive Psychology in Second and Foreign Language Education

Positive Psychology in Second and Foreign Language Education
Author: Katarzyna Budzińska,Olga Majchrzak
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN: 3030644448
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Second and Foreign Language Education Book Excerpt:

This book demonstrates how resources taken from positive psychology can benefit both teachers and learners. Positive psychology is the empirical study of how people thrive and flourish. This book explores a range of topics, such as affectivity and positive emotions, engagement, enjoyment, empathy, positive institutions, a positive L2 self-system, as well as newly added Positive Language Education. Some papers in this collection introduce new topics such as the role of positive psychology in international higher education, a framework for understanding language teacher well-being from an ecological perspective, or positive institutional policies in language education contexts.

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology
Author: Meg A. Warren,Stewart I. Donaldson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1440834814
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

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

Positive Psychology 101

Positive Psychology 101
Author: Philip C. Watkins, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN: 0826126987
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology 101 Book Excerpt:

Does happiness matter? What are happy people like? Can people enhance their sense of well-being? One of the most important movements in psychology during the past two decades, positive psychology is a discipline that seeks to understand the factors that contribute the most to a well lived and fulfilling life. Written by a highly respected scholar and educator of positive psychology, this is a concise, accessible introduction to this popular field of study. Appropriate for anyone seeking an introduction to positive psychology and an ideal brief text for relevant college courses, this book surveys the origins and current state of what is known about this evolving field. It places a particular emphasis on well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice. The text encompasses the key theories and current research supporting positive psychology, and discusses its three ìpillarsî: subjective well-being and positive emotions, psychological traits, and positive institutions. It introduces the foundational concepts underlying positive psychology and describes the specific strengths and virtues upon which it focuses. Woven throughout is the premise that gratitude matters to oneís happiness. The heart of the book explores such major questions as: What is happiness? How do oneís circumstances impact happiness? What are the traits of well-being? Are relationships important to happiness? With a nod to the expanding parameters of human interactions today, the text examines the impact of electronic relationships on well-being. It also discusses and responds to the most significant criticisms of the positive psychology movement and helps readers to understand how the science of positive psychology can enhance their own well-being. Insights into the past and future of positive psychology conclude this thoughtful text. Key Features: Addresses the origins and major tenets of positive psychology Provides a concise and accessible introduction ideal for college courses and seminars Emphasizes well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice Helps readers understand how positive psychology can help them enhance their own well-being Written by a noted scholar and educator of positive psychology

Positive Psychology in Christian Perspective

Positive Psychology in Christian Perspective
Author: Charles Hackney
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 0830828710
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Christian Perspective Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology is about fostering strength and living well—about how to do a good job at being human. Charles Hackney connects this still-new movement to foundational concepts in philosophy and Christian theology. He then explores topics such as subjective states, cognitive processes, and the roles of personality, relationships, and environment.

Positive Psychology in Higher Education

Positive Psychology in Higher Education
Author: Acacia C. Parks
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN: 1317850637
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in Higher Education Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology – the scientific study of happiness – is a rapidly burgeoning field, and in no area more so than education. More departments than ever are offering courses in positive psychology, and demand for these courses is consistently high. Graduate programs offering concentrations in positive psychology have appeared at both masters and doctoral level. Educational institutions have expressed interest in using principles of positive psychology to inform institutional structure, faculty development and pedagogy. Positive psychology has been taught and applied in higher education for almost as long as it has existed as a field, but there is little in the way of published literature that brings all of these developments together. The chapters in this volume represent the use of positive psychology at all levels of higher education – from institutional practices and curricular development to pedagogy and the teaching of positive psychology content itself. This book provides an in-depth look at this exciting area of applied positive psychology which will be relevant to educators and administrators alike. This book is based on a special issue of The Journal of Positive Psychology.

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools
Author: Kelly-Ann Allen,Michael J. Furlong,Dianne Vella-Brodrick,Shannon M. Suldo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2022-02-24
ISBN: 1000528367
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools Book Excerpt:

The Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools offers the most current and comprehensive insights into how positive psychology principles provide a framework for young people to become active agents in their own learning. The third edition of this groundbreaking volume assembles the latest global research identifying fundamental assets—hope, optimism, gratitude, self-efficacy, emotional regulation, among others—that support students’ learning and well-being. Chapters examining social-ecological perspectives on classroom quality and school climate provide best practice guidance on schoolwide policies and practices. These 35 new chapters explore positive psychology’s ongoing influence and advances on prevention, intervention, and assessment practices in schools.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching
Author: Robert Biswas-Diener,Ben Dean
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-04-20
ISBN: 047004246X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Coaching Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology moves psychology from a medical model toward a strengths model to help clients shore up their strengths and thereby lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients provides concrete language and interventions for integrating positive psychology techniques into any mental health practice.

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective
Author: Cindy Miller-Perrin,Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN: 9401794367
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective Book Excerpt:

This book highlights religious faith from a positive psychology perspective, examining the relationship between religious faith and optimal psychological functioning. It takes a perspective of religious diversity that incorporates international and cross-cultural work. The empirical literature on the role of faith and cognition, faith and emotion, and faith and behaviour is addressed including how these topics relate to individuals’ mental health, well-being, strength, and resilience. Information on how these faith concepts are relevant to the broader context of relational functioning in families, friendships, and communities is also incorporated. Psychologists have traditionally focused on the treatment of mental illness from a perspective of repairing damaged habits, damaged drives, damaged childhoods, and damaged brains. In recent years, however, many psychological researchers and practitioners have attempted to re-focus the field away from the study of human weakness and damage toward the promotion of a positive psychology of well-being among individuals, families, and communities. One domain within the field of positive psychology is the study of religious faith as a human strength that has the potential to enhance individuals’ optimal existence and well-being.

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions
Author: Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-07-30
ISBN: 9780080923017
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Therapist s Guide to Positive Psychological Interventions Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology - essentially the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive - is a relatively new discipline that has experienced substantial growth in the last 5-10 years. Research suggests that the principles and theories from this area of study are highly relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy, and positive psychology presents clinicians and patients with a much needed balance to the more traditional focus on pathology and the disease model of mental health. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the best-researched positive psychological interventions. It emphasizes clinical application, providing a detailed view of how the research can be applied to patients. Covering the broaden-and-build theory, strengths-based therapy, mentoring modalities and more, the volume will provide numerous assessment tools, exercises and worksheets for use throughout the counseling and psychotherapy process. - Summarizes the applications of research from positive psychology to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy - Provides clinician a variety of assessments, worksheets, handouts, and take home and in-session exercises to utilize in the process of conducting therapy from a positive psychological perspective - Provides general treatment planning guidelines for the appropriate use of such assessments, worksheets, handouts, and exercises - Bibliography of positive psychology references to compliment the information provided in this book

Positive Psychology in SLA

Positive Psychology in SLA
Author: Dr. Peter D. MacIntyre,Dr. Tammy Gregersen,Sarah Mercer
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN: 1783095377
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology in SLA Book Excerpt:

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.

Understanding Disability

Understanding Disability
Author: Michael L. Wehmeyer,Dana Dunn
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021
ISBN: 1793634661
Category: People with disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Book Excerpt:

Personal factors are an element of social-ecological models of disability but have not been well defined or described. The Positive Psychology of Personal Factors examines personal factors from the field of positive psychology to begin to identify and build strengths-based approaches to promoting the full participation, dignity, and well-being of disabled people.