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The human pursuit of well-being : a cultural approach

Author: Ingrid Brdar
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book brings together the latest research on positive psychology from an international cast of researchers and particularly from the growing body of European researchers. The chapters describe research and practice from diverse fields of positive psychology, covering topics such as happiness and well-being, motivation and goals, personality, academic performance and coping, measurement and interventions. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Brdar
ISBN: 9789400713758 9400713754
OCLC Number: 905279219
Notes: Print version record.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 271 pages)
Contents: Preface: Ingrid Brdar.- Introduction: The Human Pursuit of Well-Being: A Cultural approach, Ingrid Brdar.- Part 1. Happiness and Well-being: 1. Can we get Happier than we are?: Ruut Veenhoven.-2. Self-serving Attributional Bias and Hedonic and Eudaimonic Aspects of Well-being: Pilar Sanjuan, Alejandro Magallares and Rodolfo Gordillo.-3. Affect Specificity as Indicators of National Well-Being, Representative Sample of Croatia: Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovcan, Zvjezdana Prizmic-Larsen and Tihana Brkljacic.- 4. From Flow to Optimal Experience. (Re)searching the Quality of Subjective Experience Throughout Daily Life: Teresa Freire.-5. Gender Differences in Psychological Well-being and Distress during Adolescence: Dalila Visani Elisa Albieri, Emanuela Offidani, Fedra Ottolini, Elena Tomba, Chiara Ruini.-6. The Impact of Positive Affect: Two weekly Assessment Studies on Benefits of Positive Emotions in Patients with a Chronic Painful Disease: Elin Strand.-7. Studying Predictors of Post-traumatic Growth in Cancer Patients: Marta Scrignaro, Sandro Barni, Maria Luisa Bonetti and Maria Elena Magrin.-Part 2. Motivation and Goals: 8. It's all about me: Maladaptive self-focused attention as a mediator of the relationship between extrinsic goals and well-being: Mami Yamaguchi and Jamin Halberstadt.-9. The Relation of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Aspirations to Adolescent Life Satisfaction: Marina Merkas, Zora Raboteg-Saric and Dubravka Miljkovic.-10. Where does the motivation for the antiretroviral therapy come from?: Assessing existential meaning, personal growth and motivation towards antiretroviral therapy in people affected by HIV/AIDS: Krzysztof Szadejko and Gabriele Covotta.-Part 3. Personality: 11. The Relationships between temperament, character strengths and resilience: Ann-Marie K. Hutchinson, Anita D. Stuart and Hester G. Pretorius.-12. Character Strengths and Well-being: Are there gender differences?: Ingrid Brdar, Petra Anic and Majda Rijavec.-Part 4. Academic performance and coping: 13. Optimistic attributional style as a predictor of well-being and performance in different academic settings: A new look at the problem: Tamara O. Gordeeva and Evgeny N. Osin.-14. To flourish, arm or fade away?: Proactive, defensive and depressive patterns of self-regulated learning: Darko Loncaric.-15. Moderator effect of burnout in secondary school context: Charles Martin-Krumm, Marie Oger, Philippe Sarrazin and Patrick Pelayo.-Part 5. Measurement: 16. Factor Structure of the French Ryff's Psychological Well-Being Scales for Active Older Adults: Marei Salama-Younes, Amany Ismail, Ali Montazeri and Charles Roncin.-17. Further Evaluation of the Test-retest Reliability of the Children Hope Scale and Students' Life Satisfaction Scale: Susana C. Marques, Jose L. Pais Ribeiro and Shane J. Lopez.-18. Validation of the Mental Health Continuum Short Form and Subjective Vitality Scale with Egyptian Adolescent Athletes: Marei Salama-Younes.-Part 6. Interventions:19. School interventions for promoting psychological well-being in adolescence: Chiara Ruini, Fedra Ottolini, Elena Tomba, Carlotta Belaise, Elisa Albieri, Dalila Visani, Ernesto Caffo and Giovanni A. Fava.-20. Applying Self-Determination Theory to Help Obese Portuguese Individuals: Sonia Mestre and Jose L. Pais Ribeiro.-21. A School-based Intervention Involving Massage and Yoga for Male Disadvantaged Adolescents: An Exploratory Study on a Self Discovery Programme: Lesley Powell.
Responsibility: Ingrid Brdar, editor.

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