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How everyone on the autism spectrum, young and old can-- become resilient, be more optimistic, enjoy humor, be kind, and increase self-efficacy : a positive psychology approach

Author: June Groden; Vincent Mark Durand
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley, 2011.
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Encouraging people on the autism spectrum to foster positive emotions and character traits can dramatically improve their lives in every way, and help to strengthen their ability to cope with everyday challenges and setbacks. Drawing on the key concepts of positive psychology, this book looks in detail at five positive character traits - resilience, optimism, humor, kindness, and self-efficacy - and offer tried and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: C Original
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: June Groden; Vincent Mark Durand
ISBN: 0857005200 9780857005205 1283146258 9781283146258
OCLC Number: 759000858
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages)
Contents: How Everyone on theAutism Spectrum, Young and Old, can ... become resilient, be more Optimistic, enjoy Humor, be Kind, and increase Self-Efficacy: A Positive Psychology Approach; Foreword; Contributors; Introduction and Assessing Positive Traits; 1. Optimism; 2. Humor; 3. Self-Efficacy; 4. Kindness; 5. Resilience; 6. Activities that Promote Optimism; 7. Activities that Promote Humor; 8. Activities that Promote Self-Efficacy; 9. Activities that Promote Kindness; 10. Activities that Promote Resilience; 11. But Wait, There's More; 12. Measuring Positive Traits; 13. Methods and Terms; References.
Responsibility: June Groden [and others] ; foreword by V. Mark Durand.

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