9781557989888

Positive Psychological Assessment

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  • ISBN13:

    9781557989888

  • ISBN10:

    1557989885

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

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Summary

Univ. of Kansas, Kansas City. Text provides a state-of-the-art look at psychological assessment drawing attention to human strengths rather than weaknesses. Highlights the importance of assessing emotional and cognitive states, interpersonal strengths, and other positive human and environmental characteristics to facilitate successful outcomes. For psychologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors xi
Foreword xiii
Donald Clifton
Preface xv
Part I. Searching for the Positive
1(54)
Striking a Vital Balance: Developing a Complementary Focus on Human Weakness and Strength Through Positive Psychological Assessment
3(18)
Shane J. Lopez
C. R. Snyder
Heather N. Rasmussen
Measuring and Labeling the Positive and the Negative
21(20)
C. R. Snyder
Shane J. Lopez
Lisa M. Edwards
Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
Ellie C. Prosser
Stephanie LaRue Walton
Susan Vehige Spalitto
Jon C. Ulven
Positive Psychological Assessment in an Increasingly Diverse World
41(14)
Lisa Y. Flores
Ezemenari M. Obasi
Part II. Cognitive Models and Measures
55(144)
Learned Optimism: The Measurement of Explanatory Style
57(18)
Karen Reivich
Jane Gillham
Optimism
75(16)
Charles S. Carver
Michael Scheier
Hope: Many Definitions, Many Measures
91(18)
Shane J. Lopez
C. R. Snyder
Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
Measuring Career Self-Efficacy: Promoting Confidence and Happiness at Work
109(18)
Karen M. O'Brien
Problem-Solving Appraisal
127(12)
P. Paul Heppner
Yu-Wei Wang
Locus of Control: Back to Basics
139(16)
Genevieve Fournier
Chantale Jeanrie
Measuring Creativity in Research and Practice
155(16)
Barbara Kerr
Camea Gagliardi
The Assessment of Wisdom-Related Performance
171(14)
U. M. Staudinger
B. Leipold
Profiling Courage
185(14)
Shane J. Lopez
Kristin Koetting O'Byrne
Stephanie Petersen
Part III. Emotional Models and Measures
199(68)
Measuring Positive Emotions
201(18)
Richard E. Lucas
Ed Diener
Randy J. Larsen
Assessing Self-Esteem
219(16)
Todd F. Heatherton
Carrie L. Wyland
Romantic Love: Measuring Cupid's Arrow
235(16)
Clyde Hendrick
Susan S. Hendrick
Measuring Emotional Intelligence as a Set of Abilities With the Mayer--Salovey--Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test
251(16)
Peter Salovey
John D. Mayer
David Caruso
Paulo N. Lopes
Part IV. Interpersonal Models and Measures
267(76)
Empathy and Its Measurement
269(16)
Qing Zhou
Carlos Valiente
Nancy Eisenberg
The Assessment of Adult Attachment Security
285(16)
Frederick G. Lopez
Measuring Forgiveness
301(12)
Laura Yamhure Thompson
C. R. Snyder
Sense of Humor
313(14)
Rod Martin
The Assessment of Gratitude
327(16)
Robert A. Emmons
Michael E. McCullough
Jo-Ann Tsang
Part V. Religious and Philosophical Models and Measures
343(32)
Measuring Religious Constructs: A Hierarchical Approach to Construct Organization and Scale Selection
345(16)
Jo-Ann Tsang
Michael E. McCullough
Moral Judgment Maturity: From Clinical to Standard Measures
361(14)
John C. Gibbs
Karen S. Basinger
Rebecca L. Grime
Part VI. Models and Measures of Positive Processes, Outcomes, and Environments
375(84)
Vocational Psychology Assessment: Positive Human Characteristics Leading to Positive Work Outcomes
377(16)
Christine Robitschek
Positive Coping: Mastering Demands and Searching for Meaning
393(18)
Ralf Schwarzer
Nina Knoll
The Measurement and Utility of Adult Subjective Well-Being
411(16)
Corey L. M. Keyes
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Quality of Life
427(16)
M. J. Power
Environmental Assessment: Examining Influences on Optimal Human Functioning
443(16)
Heather N. Rasmussen
Jason E. Neufeld
Jennifer C. Bouwkamp
Lisa M. Edwards
Alicia Ito
Jeana L. Magyar-Moe
Jamie A. Ryder
Shane J. Lopez
Part VII. Looking Ahead
459(10)
The Future of Positive Psychological Assessment: Making a Difference
461(8)
Shane J. Lopez
C. R. Snyder
Author Index 469(16)
Subject Index 485(10)
About the Editors 495

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