9780131744417

Positive Psychology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131744417

  • ISBN10:

    0131744410

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 9/24/2008
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

Positive Psychology, is designed to serve as a primary text for an undergraduate college course in positive psychology. Consistent with the "nuts and bolts" presentation of positive psychology, in many places throughout the book the authors provide detailed coverage of individual research studies, methodological issues and theoretical controversies.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface
What is Positive Psychology?
Traditional Psychology
Why the Negative Focus?
Negatives Aspects Perceived as More Authentic & lsquo;Realrdquo;
Negatives as More Important
The Disease Model
Positive Psychology
Health Psychology
Focus on Research: The Nun Study: Living Longer Through
Positive Emotions
Clinical Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Survey Research and Subjective Well-Being
Social/Personality Psychology and the Psychology of Religion
Positive Psychology: Assumptions, Goals and Definitions
Life Above Zero
Culture and the Meaning of a Good Life
Why Now?
Two Final Notes
Positive Psychology is Not Opposed to Psychology
Positive Psychology and the Status Quo
The Meaning and Measure of Happiness
Why a Psychology of Well-Being?
Objective versus Subjective Measures
Negative versus Positive Functioning
What is Happiness? Two Traditions
Hedonic Happiness
Eudaimonic Happiness
Focus on Research: Positive Affect and a Meaningful Life
Subjective Well-Being: The Hedonic Basis of Happiness
Measuring Subjective Well-Being
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect and Negative Affect
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