Pursuing Human Strengths A Positive Psychology Guide

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-10-13
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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Discover the field of positive psychology as Pursuing Human Strengths helps you learn to take existing field research and apply it effectively in your own lives.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction
The Why of Human Behavior • Human Freedom • Human Limits • Initiative and Human Values • Overview of Positive Psychology

2. Love
Attachment • Exploring Love • Building Close Relationships

3. Empathy
Seeing and Feeling from Another’s Perspective • Dangers of Snap Judgments • Forgiveness • Cultivating Empathy

4. Self-control
Power of Immediate Rewards • Controlling Our Internal States • Fostering Self-Control

5. Wisdom
Emotional Intelligence • Successful Intelligence • Understanding Wisdom • Learning Wisdom

6. Commitment
Strivings • Commitment in Our Strivings • Fostering Commitment

7. Happiness
Assessing Happiness • Satisfying Life Experiences • Pursuing Happiness

8. Self-respect and Humility
Self-Concept • Self-Esteem • Humility • Practicing Self-Forgetfulness

9. Hope
Optimism • Exploring Hope • Fostering Hope

10. Friendship and Social Support
Functions of Friendship • Features of Friendship • Forming Friendships

11. Epilogue: Meaning and Flourishing 
Life is Pretty Meaningful • Flourishing in the Future

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