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Designing positive psychology : taking stock and moving forward

Author: Kennon M Sheldon; Todd B Kashdan; Michael F Steger
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Series in positive psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using only the most rigorous scientific tools and theories. How well has this promise been fulfilled? This book evaluates the first decade of this fledgling field of study from the perspective of nearly every leading researcher
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kennon M Sheldon; Todd B Kashdan; Michael F Steger
ISBN: 9780195373585 0195373588
OCLC Number: 610144651
Description: xii, 470 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: INTRODUCTORY PERSPECTIVES --
Positive psychology : where did it come from, where is it going? / Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi & Jeanne Nakamura --
Challenges, pitfalls, and aspirations for positive psychology / Todd B. Kashdan & Michael F. Steger --
BIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES --
Positive psychophysiology : the body and self-regulation / Suzanne C. Segerstrom, Timothy W. Smith, & Tory A. Eisenlohr-Moul --
Positive psychological states and biological processes / Carissa A. Low [and others] --
The primary process affects in human development, happiness, and thriving / Jaak Panksepp --
EMOTION PERSPECTIVES --
Beyond pleasure and pain? Emotion regulation and positive psychology / Maya Tamir & James J. Gross --
The positive psychology of positive emotions : an avuncular view / Shigehiro Oishi & Jaime Kurtz --
The future of emotions research within positive psychology / Sara B. Algoe, Barbara L. Fredrickson, & Sy-Miin Chow --
SOCIAL-COGNITIVE PERSPECTIVES --
The role of hypo-egoic self-processes in optimal functioning and subjective well-being / Mark R. Leary & Jennifer Guadagno --
Experiential processing and the integration of light and dark sides of the human psyche / Kirk Warren Brown & Melissa Holt --
A task-focused mind is a happy and productive mind : a processing perspective / Michael D. Robinson & Maya Tamir --
Finding positive value in human consciousness : conscious thought serves participation in society and culture / E.J. Masicampo & Roy F. Baumeister --
PERSONALITY PERSPECTIVES --
Personality traits and the potential of positive psychology / Robert R. McCrae --
Character and personality : connections between positive psychology and personality psychology / Erik E. Noftle, Sarah A. Schnitker & Richard W. Robins --
Personality science and the northern tilt : as positive as possible under the circumstances / Brian R. Little --
Why gratitude enhances well-being : what we know, what we need to know / Robert A. Emmons & Anjali Mishra --
RELATIONSHIP PERSPECTIVES --
the positive side of close relationships / Shelly L. Gable & Courtney Gosnell --
Positive relationship science : a new frontier for positive psychology? / Nathaniel M. Lambert [and others] --
Coaching and positive psychology / Anthony M Grant & Michael J Cavanagh --
CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES --
The dog woman, Addie Bundren, and the ninth circle of hell : positive psychology should be more open to the negative / Jennifer L. Hames & Thomas E. Joiner, Jr. --
Meaning and growth within positive psychology : towards a more complete understanding / Crystal L. Park --
Mindfulness and positive psychological functioning / Ruth A. Baer & Emily L.B. Lykins --
ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVES --
Positive psychological capital in the workplace : where we are and where we need to go / Carolyn M. Youssef & Fred Luthans --
Organizational applications of positive psychology : taking stock and a research/practice roadmap for the future / P. Alex Linley [and others] --
SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVES --
Place and well-being / Richard Florida & Peter J. Rentfrow --
Greater happiness for a greater number : is that possible? If so how? / Ruut Veenhoven --
Positive psychology as a force for social change / Robert Biswas-Diener [and others] --
SUMMARY PERSPECTIVES --
What's positive about positive psychology? Reducing value-bias and enhancing integration within the field / Kennon M. Sheldon --
To celebrate positive psychology and extend its horizons / Gordon Bermant, Charu Talwar, & Paul Rozin --
Are we there yet? What happened on the way to the demise of positive psychology / Laura A. King --
Positive psychology in historical and philosophical perspective : predicting its future from the past / Dean Keith Simonton.
Series Title: Series in positive psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, Michael F. Steger.

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Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward is a superbly rich book that presents a vast set of ideas and research findings. * PsychCritiques *

 
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