Custom Enrichment Module: Introduction to Positive Psychology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-15
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This brief paperback presents in-depth coverage of the relatively new area of positive psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how positive psychology relates to stresses and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. The text is a perfect supplement for Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Health Psychology, or Social Psychology courses. It can also be used as a primary text in upper level courses, such as the Psychology of Happiness.

Table of Contents

Positive Psychology Foundations
Introduction to Positive Psychology and a Short History of Well-Being
Positive Emotions and Intrinsic Motivation
Positive Emotional States
Subjective Well-Being
Leisure, Optimal Experience, and Peak Performance
Love and Intimate Relationships
Wellness, Health Psychology and Positive Coping
Positive Traits
Excellence, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Genius
Positive Mental Health: Thriving and flourishing
Interventions for Enhanced Well-Being
Religions, Spirituality and Well-being
Positive Institutions and a Look to the Future
Positive Psychology in the Community
A Look Toward the Future of Positive Psychology
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