Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: William C. Compton,Edward Hoffman
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-02-18
ISBN: 9781544322926
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Topically organized, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing presents a highly engaging, up-to-date introduction to positive psychology. Authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman invite students to apply practices to their own lives, contexts, and experiences to ensure understanding. The text examines how positive psychology applies to stressors and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Furthermore, the text offers perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of positive psychology. The Third Edition reflects significant growth in field with hundreds of new references and expanded content on topics including mindfulness, money and subjective well-being, and romantic love.

Studyguide for Positive Psychology

Studyguide for Positive Psychology
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publsiher: Cram101
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781478497592
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studyguide for Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780521673761

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology
Author: Nicholas J. L. Brown,Tim Lomas,Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 1317335112
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government policy. The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology is the first volume dedicated to a critical appraisal of this influential but controversial field of study. The book critically examines not only the scientific foundations of positive psychology, but also the sociocultural and political tenets on which the field rests. It evaluates the current field of knowledge and practice, and includes chapters analysing the methodological constructs of the field, as well as others that question what positive psychology actually means by ideas such as happiness or well-being. Taking the debate further, the book then discusses how positive psychology can be applied in a wider variety of settings than is presently the case, helping communities and individuals by acknowledging the reality of people’s lives rather than adhering strictly to debateable theoretical constructs. Including contributions from disciplines ranging from psychoanalysis to existential therapy, theology to philosophy, and contributors from throughout the world, The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology will be enlightening reading for anyone interested in how psychology has sought to understand human well-being.

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice
Author: Suzy Green,Stephen Palmer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 1317506162
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice Book Excerpt:

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice provides a comprehensive overview of positive psychology coaching, bringing together the best of science and practice, highlighting current research, and emphasising the applicability of each element to coaching. With an international range of contributors, this book is a unique resource for those seeking to integrate positive psychology into their evidence-based coaching practice. Beginning with an overview of positive psychology coaching, the book includes an assessment of theories of wellbeing, an examination of mindfulness research, a guide to relevant neuroscience, and a review of a strengths-based approach. It also contains chapters which explore the application of ACT, the role of positive psychology in wellness and resilience coaching, positive leadership theory, and developmental psychological theories as they relate to coaching through significant life transitions. In each chapter, theory and research is thoroughly explored and applied directly to coaching practice, and supported with a list of relevant resources and a case study. The book concludes with the editors’ views on the future directions of positive psychology coaching. Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice will be essential reading for professional coaches in practice and in training seeking to enhance their evidence-based practice, coaching psychologists, practitioners of positive psychology, and academics and students of coaching, coaching psychology and positive psychology.

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

Making Happy

Making Happy
Author: Les Parrott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-15
ISBN: 1617953415
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Happy Book Excerpt:

Discover the six counter-intuitive dials to turn right now in your relationship. these are proven happiness boosters. and let's face it, knowing how to make happiness -- the deep and abiding joy of feeling good together -- isn't always easy for time-starved and sleep-deprived couples. Making Happy will change all that by: Instantly making your relationship 25 percent happier. Countering the effects of taking each other for granted so you can notice even more things you appreciate about each other. Knowing the easy way to ensure your partner is happier today than yesterday. Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott bring all the relevant research together in Making Happy and show you how to elevate happiness in your relationship. It's easier than you think. Includes an immensely practical three-week Happiness Plan.

Second Wave Positive Psychology

Second Wave Positive Psychology
Author: Itai Ivtzan,Tim Lomas,Kate Hefferon,Piers Worth
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN: 1317578724
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Wave Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Positive psychology is currently equated with theory and research on the positive aspects of life. The reality could not be further from the truth. Positive psychology investigates and researches some of the most difficult and painful experiences. Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life is an innovative and groundbreaking textbook that explores a variety of topics we consider to be part of the ‘dark’ side of life while emphasising their role in our positive functioning and transformation as human beings. This more nuanced approach to the notions of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ can be described as the ‘second wave' of Positive Psychology. Positive Psychology is one of the fastest growing and least understood branches of psychology. Exploring topics at the heart of Positive Psychology, such as meaning, resilience, human development, mortality, change, suffering, and spirituality, this book engages with so-called ‘negative’ matters from a Positive Psychology angle, showing how the path of personal development can involve experiences which, while challenging, can lead to growth, insight, healing and transformation. Containing useful resources, case studies, practical exercises and chapter summaries, Second Wave Positive Psychology is an essential guide for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying positive psychology, as well as clinicians wanting to know more about the subject. It will also be relevant to the layperson who is interested in positive psychology.

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy
Author: Vanessa King
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1472233441
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be Happy Book Excerpt:

'Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions' The Dalai Lama, patron of Action for Happiness. Vanessa King, positive psychology expert for Action for Happiness has created 10 key evidence-based actions that have been shown to increase happiness and wellbeing - at home, at work and in the world around you. If you have read The Art of Happiness, The Happiness Project or Sane New World, this book will be the perfect complement. We all want to be happy but what does that actually mean and what can we do in our everyday lives to be happier? Fortunately, psychologists, neuroscientists and other experts now have evidence of what really makes a difference and helps us to be happier and more resilient to life's ups and downs. In this book, Vanessa King of Action for Happiness has drawn on the latest scientific studies to create a set of evidence-based practical actions. They will help you connect with people, nurture your relationships and find purpose. You'll get ideas for taking care of your body, making the most of what's good and finding new ways to stimulate your mind. So here are the 10 Keys to Happier Living - ideas, insights and practical actions that you can take to create more happiness for yourself and those around you.

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience
Author: Updesh Kumar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2016-08-05
ISBN: 1317355946
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience Book Excerpt:

Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms that can lead to enhanced capacity after dealing with difficult circumstances and recognises the importance of enriching the field with varied perspectives. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience is a comprehensive compendium of writings of international contributors that takes stock of the state-of-the-art in resilience theory, research and practice. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience covers the many different trajectories that resilience research has taken in four parts. Part One delineates the ‘Conceptual Arena’ by providing an overview of the current state of theory and research, exploring biological, psychological, and socio-ecological perspectives and discussing various theoretical models of personal and social resilience. The ‘Psychosocial Correlates’ of resilience are discussed further in Part Two, from personal and personality correlates, socio-environmental factors and the contextual and cultural conditions conducive to resilient behaviour. In Part Three, ‘Applied Evidences’ are introduced in order to build upon the theoretical foundations in the form of several case studies drawn from varied contexts. Examples of resilient behaviour range from post-disaster scenarios to special operation groups, orphaned children, and violent extremism. Finally, Part Four, ‘Proposed Implications and Resilience Building’, sums up the issues involved in discussing post-traumatic growth, wellbeing and positive adaptation in the varied contexts of personal, familial, organizational and societal resilience. The volume provides a comprehensive overview of resilience theory, practice and research across disciplines and cultures, from varied perspectives and different populations. It will be a key reference for psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and psychiatric social workers in practice and in training as well as researchers and students of psychology, sociology, human development, family studies and disaster management.

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.

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures
Author: Daniel Nehring,Ole Jacob Madsen,Edgar Cabanas,China Mills,Dylan Kerrigan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 0429656181
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures Book Excerpt:

The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures explores central lines of enquiry and seminal scholarship on therapeutic cultures, popular psychology, and the happiness industry. Bringing together studies of therapeutic cultures from sociology, anthropology, psychology, education, politics, law, history, social work, cultural studies, development studies, and American Indian studies, it adopts a consciously global focus, combining studies of the psychologisation of social life from across the world. Thematically organised, it offers historical accounts of the growing prominence of therapeutic discourses and practices in everyday life, before moving to consider the construction of self-identity in the context of the diffusion of therapeutic discourses in connection with the global spread of capitalism. With attention to the ways in which emotional language has brought new problematisations of the dichotomy between the normal and the pathological, as well as significant transformations of key institutions, such as work, family, education, and religion, it examines emergent trends in therapeutic culture and explores the manner in which the advent of new therapeutic technologies, the political interest in happiness, and the radical privatisation and financialisation of social life converge to remake self-identities and modes of everyday experience. Finally, the volume features the work of scholars who have foregrounded the historical and contemporary implication of psychotherapeutic practices in processes of globalisation and colonial and postcolonial modes of social organisation. Presenting agenda-setting research to encourage interdisciplinary and international dialogue and foster the development of a distinctive new field of social research, The Routledge International Handbook of Global Therapeutic Cultures will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in the advance of therapeutic discourses and practices in an increasingly psychologised society.

The Happiness Bible

The Happiness Bible
Author: Cheryl Rickman
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-01-03
ISBN: 1841814911
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Bible Book Excerpt:

The quest for happiness is universal. In this comprehensive guide to the history, art, science, psychology and attainment of happiness you will find the answers to those searching questions and discover how to live a fuller, happier life. After all, humans devote their entire lives to striving for happiness by one means or another. And yet, happiness does not just happen. It is a skill as much as a state. It takes effort, practice even. The Happiness Bible works with the reader to explain how happiness works and evolves, where it comes from, and how it can be nurtured and maintained in order to flourish. The book introduces the principles of positive psychology, the science of happiness, and how it works to achieve happiness. It examines what happiness studies have revealed and how positive psychology exercises help to banish the "thieves of happiness". It also explores why acceptance of unhappiness is also important in our quest for joy. Tips on being kinder, getting out in nature, nurturing supportive relationships, talking back to mind chatter, cultivating gratitude, finding and savouring the good, using strengths, creating meaning and developing accurate, flexible, optimistic thinking are also included. The book is filled useful quotations that do more than just inspire but also share wisdom worthy of reflection. 1. A History of Happiness - Why It Matters 2. The Paradox of Positivity 3. Global Glee 4. Positive Psychology - The Science of Flourishing 5. Thieves of Happiness and Barriers to Wellbeing 6. Mind-Mastery - Breaking Down The Barriers to Wellbeing 7. Other People Matter - Connection, Community and Communication 8. Happy Thinking - Finding the Good and Surviving Well 9. Goals and Growth 10. Nourished by Nature 11. Find Your Forte and Go with The Flow 12. Meaning and Purpose - What Matters Most and Why 13. Finding Space and Calm in The Now 14. Vitality is Vital to Living Well 15. A Happy Life is a Compassionate, Curious and Considered Life.

Positive Psychology A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well Being

Positive Psychology  A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well Being
Author: Edward Hoffman,William C. Compton
Publsiher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN: 9781544334295
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well Being Book Excerpt:

Edward Hoffman and William C. Compton’s Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being offers students a wealth of different activities to make concepts in positive psychology come alive. Based on scientific, psychological research that supports learning, activities include self-reflection and interviews with the reader’s family and friends. The workbook can be used with the core text written by the same authors, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition, or as a supplement to other core texts.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Positive Psychology as Social Change
Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2011-08-02
ISBN: 9789400723719
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology as Social Change Book Excerpt:

In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Eastern Psychology

Eastern Psychology
Author: William Compton
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-06-01
ISBN: 9781466494626
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Psychology Book Excerpt:

An introduction to Eastern psychological systems as found in the classic texts and practices of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism. Topics covered include: perspectives on mental health and well-being, personality theories, interventions for optimal well-being (primarily a discussion of meditation styles), and a comparison with contemporary Western psychology. The book is accurate and informative, while also maintaining a style that is readable and accessible. Therefore, the book is suitable for anyone interested in a basic understanding of Eastern psychology and may also be used as a college textbook.

Manufacturing Happy Citizens

Manufacturing Happy Citizens
Author: Edgar Cabanas,Eva Illouz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN: 1509537902
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manufacturing Happy Citizens Book Excerpt:

The imperative of happiness dictates the conduct and direction of our lives. There is no escape from the tyranny of positivity. But is happiness the supreme good that all of us should pursue? So says a new breed of so-called happiness experts, with positive psychologists, happiness economists and self-development gurus at the forefront. With the support of influential institutions and multinational corporations, these self-proclaimed experts now tell us what governmental policies to apply, what educational interventions to make and what changes we must undertake in order to lead more successful, more meaningful and healthier lives. With a healthy scepticism, this book documents the powerful social impact of the science and industry of happiness, arguing that the neoliberal alliance between psychologists, economists and self-development gurus has given rise to a new and oppressive form of government and control in which happiness has been woven into the very fabric of power.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Book Excerpt:

The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness
Author: Brendan Kelly
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN: 0717190099
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Happiness Book Excerpt:

The science of happiness is a new and flourishing area of scientific research that provides us with a clear understanding of what actually makes us happy. In this timely book, leading psychiatrist Professor Brendan Kelly examines the most up-to-date findings to arrive at a comprehensive set of principles and strategies that are scientifically proven to increase happiness levels. Combining research evidence with scientific, psychological and even spiritual advice, it will enable us to chart a happier path through our complex world. Professor Kelly examines features of the brain that lead us to think the way we do, common misconceptions about happiness, interesting facts about happiness trends around the world and the research that can empower us to create the circumstances for happiness to flourish in our lives. Does a superb job at tackling that most bedevilling of things – happiness. Reading this book will bring it a step closer in your life.’ Professor Luke O’Neill

Positive Psychology And The Body The Somatopsychic Side To Flourishing

Positive Psychology And The Body  The Somatopsychic Side To Flourishing
Author: Hefferon, Kate
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN: 0335247717
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology And The Body The Somatopsychic Side To Flourishing Book Excerpt:

This positive psychology textbook focuses on the importance of the body within optimal functioning and highlights new research in this area.

The Science of Virtue

The Science of Virtue
Author: Mark R. McMinn
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 1493411217
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Virtue Book Excerpt:

The church and science have drifted apart over the past century. Today the church is often deemed irrelevant by those who trust science, and science is often deemed irrelevant by those whose primary loyalties are to the church. However, this book shows that the new science of virtue--the field of positive psychology--can serve as a bridge point between science and the church and can help renew meaningful conversation. In essence, positive psychology examines how ordinary people can become happier and more fulfilled. Mark McMinn clarifies how positive psychology can complement Christian faith and promote happiness and personal flourishing. In addition, he shows how the church can help strengthen positive psychology. McMinn brings the church's experience and wisdom on six virtues--humility, forgiveness, gratitude, grace, hope, and wisdom--into conversation with intriguing scientific findings from positive psychology. Each chapter includes a section addressing Christian counselors who seek to promote happiness and fulfillment in others.