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Positive Psychology : The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths,9781412990622

Positive Psychology : The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

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9781412990622

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1412990629
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Pub. Date:
9/14/2010
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SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Snyder, Lopez, and Pedrotti offer comprehensive coverage of the science and application of positive psychology and present new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors bring positive psychology to life by tackling issues such as how positive psychology can help improve schooling and the workplace, as well as promote cooperative lifestyles among people. Further, the book covers Western and Eastern approaches to understanding human strengths, along with the cultural and developmental influences on positive functioning. The authors also explore various positive conditions such as happiness and well-being, along with other processes related to mindfulness, wisdom, courage, and spirituality.Features of the Second Edition:- Offers an in-depth discussion of science and applications: The book provides the most comprehensive coverage of postive psychology's science and applications. It explores various positive conditions such as empathy, altruism, gratitude, attachment and love.- Encourages active learning: The authors include over 50 case studies, grounded in the practice, research, teaching, and daily lives of the authors that reveal how positive psychological phenomenon operates in the lives of real people. Personal Mini-Experiments and Life Enchancement Strategies help readers apply knowledge of the science and practice of positive psychology in their lives.- Instructor's Resource Site is available to adopters.New to the Second Edition:- Updated with the latest research in positive psychology that covers topics such as hope, courage, altruism, and more- Provides examples and research from many different cultural groups that includes such facets as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, nation of origin and others.

Table of Contents

Preface
Looking at Psychology From a Positive Perspective
Welcome to Positive Psychology
Eastern and Western Perspectives on Positive Psychology
Classifications and Measures of Strengths and Positive Outcomes
Positive Psychology in Context
Developing Strengths and Living Well in a Cultural Context
Living Well at Every Stage of Life
Positive Emotional States and Processes
The Principles of Pleasure: Understanding Positive Affect, Positive Emotions, Happiness, and Well-Being
Making the Most of Emotional Experiences: Emotion-Focused Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Socioemotional Selectivity, and Emotional Storytelling
Positive Cognitive States and Processes
Seeing Our Futures Through Self-Efficacy, Optimism, and Hope
Wisdom and Courage: Two Universal Virtues
Mindfulness, Flow, and Spirituality: In Search of Optimal Experiences
Prosocial Behavior
Empathy and Egotism: Portals to Altruism, Gratitude, and Forgiveness
Attachment, Love, and Flourishing Relationships
Understanding and Changing Human Behavior
Balanced Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Behavior
Interceding to Prevent the Bad and Enhance the Good
Positive Environments
Positive Schooling
Good Work: The Psychology of Gainful Employment
The Me/We Balance: Building Better Communities
A Positive Look at the Future of Psychology
Going Positive
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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