Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : William C. Compton,Edward Hoffman
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2019-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781544322933

Positive Psychology Book Review:

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.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : William C. Compton,Edward Hoffman
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2019-01-09
  • ISBN : 9781544322919

Positive Psychology Book Review:

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. INSTRUCTORS: Bundle Positive Psychology, Third Edition with Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being for only $5 more! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-7019-4

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
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2019-01-03
  • ISBN : 9781544334288

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

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 William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman’s Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition or as a supplement to other core texts. INSTRUCTORS: Bundle Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being with the core text by the same authors, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition, for only $5 more! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-7019-4

Flourish

Flourish
  • Author : Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 349
  • Relase : 2012-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781439190760

Flourish Book Review:

Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.

Positive Psychology 101

Positive Psychology 101
  • Author : Philip C. Watkins, PhD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2015-11-06
  • ISBN : 9780826126986

Positive Psychology 101 Book Review:

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

Authentic Happiness

Authentic Happiness
  • Author : Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 321
  • Relase : 2002-08-27
  • ISBN : 9780743222976

Authentic Happiness Book Review:

Argues that happiness can be a learned and cultivated behavior, explaining how every person possesses at least five of twenty-four profiled strengths that can be built on in order to improve life.

Flourishing

Flourishing
  • Author : Corey L. M. Keyes,Jonathan Haidt
  • Publisher : Amer Psychological Assn
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 1557989303

Flourishing Book Review:

Psychology has made great strides in understanding mental illness, but how much has it learned about mental health? When people want to reflect upon the good life and how to live it, they turn to philosophers and novelists, not psychologists. The emerging field of positive psychology aims to redress this imbalance. In Flourishing, distinguished scholars apply scientific analyses to study the good life, expanding the scope of social and psychological research to include happiness, well-being, courage, citizenship, play, and the satisfactions of healthy work and healthy relationships. Their findings reveal that a sense of meaning and a feeling of richness emerge in life as people immerse themselves in activities, relationships, and the pursuit of intrinsically satisfying goals like overcoming adversity or serving one's community through volunteering. This provocative book will further define this evolving field.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Positive Psychology as Social Change
  • Author : Robert Biswas-Diener
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2011-02-01
  • ISBN : 9789048199389

Positive Psychology as Social Change Book Review:

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.

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology
  • Author : Jennifer S. Cheavens,David B. Feldman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781108472975

The Science and Application of Positive Psychology Book Review:

Emphasizing the science of positive psychology, this comprehensive and engaging textbook features up-to-date research and major new topics.

An Introduction to Positive Psychology

An Introduction to Positive Psychology
  • Author : William C. Compton
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Pages : 276
  • Relase : 2005
  • ISBN : UVA:X004895832

An Introduction to Positive Psychology Book Review:

PART I: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDATIONS: An introduction to positive psychology -- Emotions and motivations in positive psychology -- PART II: POSTIVE EMOTIONAL STATES: Subjective well-being -- Leisure, optimal experience, and peak performance -- Love.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti,C. R. Snyder
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Pages : 672
  • Relase : 2018-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781544341750

Positive Psychology Book Review:

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.

Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health

Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health
  • Author : Mike Slade,Lindsay Oades,Aaron Jarden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2017-02-09
  • ISBN : 9781107543058

Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health Book Review:

This book brings together current research on recovery and wellbeing, to inform mental health systems and wider community development.

Positive Psychology Coaching

Positive Psychology Coaching
  • Author : Robert Biswas-Diener,Ben Dean
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2010-06-03
  • ISBN : 0470893087

Positive Psychology Coaching Book Review:

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.

The How of Happiness

The How of Happiness
  • Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2007-12-27
  • ISBN : 9781101202807

The How of Happiness Book Review:

Learn how to achieve the happiness you deserve "A guide to sustaining your newfound contentment." —Psychology Today "Lyubomirsky's central point is clear: a significant portion of what is called happiness . . . is up for grabs. Taking some pages out of the positive psychology playbook, she coaches readers on how to snag it." —The New York Review of Books You see here a different kind of happiness book. The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, excercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
  • Author : Alan Carr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2013-09-05
  • ISBN : 9781136583087

Positive Psychology Book Review:

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.

Character Strengths and Virtues

Character Strengths and Virtues
  • Author : Christopher Peterson,Martin E. P. Seligman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 816
  • Relase : 2004-04-08
  • ISBN : 0198037333

Character Strengths and Virtues Book Review:

"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. 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. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, 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, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, 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. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, 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, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

EBOOK: Positive Psychology and the Body: The somatopsychic side to flourishing

EBOOK: Positive Psychology and the Body: The somatopsychic side to flourishing
  • Author : Kate Hefferon
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2013-07-16
  • ISBN : 9780335247721

EBOOK: Positive Psychology and the Body: The somatopsychic side to flourishing Book Review:

As positive psychology continues to make leaps and bounds in terms of scientific advancement, the focus on the importance of the body within optimal functioning is still lagging. Positive Psychology and the Body provides a critical reflection on this omission, highlighting the mounting corpus of scientific research completed on the physical mechanisms which assist either momentary experiences of pleasure or longer-lasting feelings of meaning and self development. Indispensable reading for students of well-being, positive psychology and sports psychology, the book spans topics such as physical activity, genetics, interpersonal touch, positive sexual behaviours, nutrition and many more. Those studying and researching coaching, health, clinical psychology and counselling psychology will also find the book valuable reading. With contributions from Angela Clow and Michael Pluess. "Finally, an author has addressed the white elephant in the room: the human body. Arguably one of the most important aspects of the self the body has long been overlooked by positive psychologists as a serious point of study. This book has it all: from sex to genetics to illness Hefferon brings an expert review of research, clear advice and fresh thinking." Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Managing Director, Positive Acorn, LLC "With this fine textbook, Positive Psychology expands its scope considerably, to include new and important perspectives from the very foundation of any psyche: the body. Indeed, we may argue that as much as any organ, the psyche is part of the body, if certainly still very strangely so. Kate Hefferon with her colleagues are to be strongly applauded for making new understandings of the mind-body-unity so accessible to students and everyone else interested in this fascinating topic." Hans Henrik Knoop, Aarhus University, Denmark and President, European Network for Positive Psychology "In a field - positive psychology - overcrowded with simplistic treatments of happiness and the good life, Kate Hefferon has put together a truly original book. By linking principles of positive psychology with the body, Hefferon brings to light the need for a more holistic approach to the good life, one that honors the reality that we carry out this project called "life" tethered to this world through our bodies. Anybody interested in a more grounded positive psychology should read this book." Corey L. M. Keyes, Professor of Sociology, Emory University, USA "In showing the relevance of positive psychology to sexuality, nutrition, health and physical activity Kate Hefferon pushes the boundaries of positive psychology into new territory. Packed with ideas that we can apply in our own lives, students and others interested in positive psychology will find this book an excellent introduction. Well worth the time to read." Stephen Joseph, author of What Doesn't Kill Us: The New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth

BUNDLE: Compton: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, 3e + Hoffman: Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being

BUNDLE: Compton: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, 3e + Hoffman: Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being
  • Author : William C. Compton,Edward Leslie Hoffman
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications, Incorporated
  • Pages : 503
  • Relase : 2019-02-18
  • ISBN : 1544370199

BUNDLE: Compton: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, 3e + Hoffman: Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being Book Review:

This bundle includes Compton: Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, 3e and Hoffman: Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being.

Reordered Love, Reordered Lives

Reordered Love, Reordered Lives
  • Author : Daivd K. Naugle
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2008-11-03
  • ISBN : 9780802828170

Reordered Love, Reordered Lives Book Review:

If we have a particle of sense, St. Augustine said, we realize that we all want to be happy. What's more, God actually designed human beings to crave and seek happiness. Why, then, is there so much unhappiness in the world? According to David Naugle, it's because, in our desperate quest, we're looking in the wrong places. Reordered Love, Reordered Lives explores a distinctly Augustinian theme that is supremely relevant for the twenty-first century. Naugle explains that if we love properly -- that is, if we love beginning with God and progressing to other humans, ourselves, and the world around us -- we will also liveproperly and, in so doing, will find our own true happiness. Packed with select quotes and references to popular music, literature, and other media -- and including provocative questions for discussion -- the book presents classic theological ideas in a conversational and edgy fashion. Naugle's refreshing take is sure to appeal to anyone searching for happiness -- which, in the end, is all of us.

The Science of Subjective Well-Being

The Science of Subjective Well-Being
  • Author : Michael Eid,Randy J. Larsen
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Pages : 546
  • Relase : 2008-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781606230732

The Science of Subjective Well-Being Book Review:

This authoritative volume reviews the breadth of current scientific knowledge on subjective well-being (SWB): its definition, causes and consequences, measurement, and practical applications that may help people become happier. Leading experts explore the connections between SWB and a range of intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena, including personality, health, relationship satisfaction, wealth, cognitive processes, emotion regulation, religion, family life, school and work experiences, and culture. Interventions and practices that enhance SWB are examined, with attention to both their benefits and limitations. The concluding chapter from Ed Diener dispels common myths in the field and presents a thoughtful agenda for future research.