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Oxford handbook of positive psychology

Author: Shane J Lopez; C R Snyder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011, ©2009.
Series: Oxford library of psychology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shane J Lopez; C R Snyder
ISBN: 9780199862160 0199862168 9780195187243 0195187245
OCLC Number: 758823397
Description: xxxi, 709 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Major developments in positive psychology --
A case for positive psychology / Shane J. Lopez, Matthew W. Gallagher --
Positive psychology: past, present, and future / Ed Diener --
Positive emotions / Michael A. Cohn, Barbara L. Fredrickson --
Classifying and measuring strengths of character / Christopher Peterson, Nansook Park --
Positive psychology applications / P. Alex Linley [and others] --
Positive psychology within a cultural context / Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, Shane J. Lopez --
Part two Positive psychology perspectives on human behavior --
Stopping the "Madness": positive psychology and deconstructing the illnes ideology and the DSM / James E. Maddux --
Widening the diagnostic focus:a case for including human strengths and environmental resources / Beatrice A. Wright, Shane J. Lopez --
Toward a science of mental health / Corey L.M. Keyes --
Modeling positive human health: from covariance structures to dynamic systems / Anthony D. Ong, Alex J. Zautra --
Positive ethics: themes and variations / Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, Michael C. Gottlieb --
Part three Positive psychology across the lifespan --
Resiliance in development / Ann S. Masten [and others] --
Positive psychology for children and adolescents: development, prevention, and promotion / Keri J. Brown Kirschman [and others] --
The positive youth development perspective: theoretical and empirical bases of a strengths-based approach to adolescent devlopment / Richard M. Lerner --
Aging well in the 21st century: challenges and opportunities / Gail M. Williamson, Juliette Christie --
New territories of positive life-span development: wisdom and life longings / Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, Paul B. Baltes --
Part 4 Emotional approaches --
Subjective well-being: the science of happiness and life satisfaction / Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, Richard E. Lucas --
Flow theory and research / Jeanne Nakamura, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi --
Positive affectivity: the disposition to experience positive emotional states / David Watson, Kristin Naragon --
The social construction of self-esteem / John P. Hewitt --
Coping through emotional approach: emerging evidence for the utility of processing and expressing emotions in responding to stressors / Annete L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, Jennifer L. Austenfeld --
The positive psychology of emotional intelligence / Peter Salovey [and others] --
Emotional creativity: toward "spitiualizing the passions" / James R. Averill --
Part 5 Cognitive approaches --
Creativity / Dean Keith Simonton --
The role of personal control in adaptive functioning / Susanne C. Thompson --
Mindfulness versus positive evaluation / Ellen Langer --
Perspectives on time / Ilona Boniwell --
Optimism / Charles S. Carver [and others] --
Optimistic explanatory style / Christopher Peterson, Tracy A. Steen --
Hope theory / Kevin L. Rand, Jennifer S. Cheavens --
Self-efficacy: the power of believing you can / James E. Maddux --
Problem-solving appraisal and psychological adjustment / P. Paul Heppner, Dong-gwi Lee --
Self-determination / Michael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, Julie Sergeant --
Curiosity and interest: the benefits of thriving on novelty and challenge / Todd B. Kashdan, Paul J. Silvia --
Courage / Cynthia L.S. Pury, Shane J. Lopez --
Part six Interpersonal approaches --
Relationship connection: a redux on the role of minding and the quality of feeling special in the enhancement of closeness / John H. Harvey, Brian G. Pauwels --
Compassion / Eric J. Cassell --
Adult attachement security: the relational scaffolding of positive psychology / Frederick G. Lopez --
Empathy and altruism / C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, David A. Lishner --
Forgiveness / Michael E. McCullough [and others] --
Furthering the science of gratitude / Philip C. Watkins, Michael Van Geder, Araceli Frias --
Love / Clyde Hendrick, Susan S. Hendrick --
For richer ... in good times ... and in health: positive processes in relationships / Natalya C. Maisel, Shelly L. Gable --
Part seven Self-based approaches --
What's positive about self-verification? / Rebecca J. North, William B. Swann Jr. --
Reality negotiation / Raymond L. Higgins, Matthew W. Gallagher --
Humility / June Price Tangney --
The motive for distinctiveness: a universal, but flexible human need / Vivian L. Vignoles --
Part eight Biological approaches --
A role for neuropsychology in understanding the facilitating influence of postivie affect on social behaviour and cognitive processes / Alice M. Isen --
Toward a biology of social support / Sally S. Dickerson, Peggy M. Zoccola --
The central role of the heart in generating and sustaining positive emoitons / Rollin McCraty, Robert A. Rees --
Toughness / Richard A. Dienstbier, Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig --
Part nine Positive institutions --
Family-centered positive psychology / Susan M. Sheridan, Jennifer D. Burt --
Positive schools / E. Scott Huebner [and others] --
Positive psychology on campus / Laurie A. Schreiner [and others] --
Positive workplaces / Fred Luthans, Carolyn M. Youssef --
Positive institutions, law, and policy / Peter H. Huang, Jeremy A. Blumenthal --
Part ten Specific coping approaches --
Meditation and positive psychology / Shauna L. Shapiro --
Spirituality: the search for the sacred / Kenneth I. Pargament, Annette Mahoney --
Sharing one's story: on the benefits of writing or talking about emotional experience / Kate G. Niederhoffer, James W. Pennebaker --
Benefit-finding and growth / Susanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, Glenn Affleck --
Making sense of loss, perceiving benefits, and posttraumatic growth / Christopher G. Davis, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema --
Happines, resilience, and positive growth following physical disability: issues for understanding, research, and therapeutic intervention / Dana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, Timothy R. Elliot --
Part eleven Toward better lives --
The promise of sustainable happiness / Julia K. Boehm, Sonja Lyubomirsky --
Meaning in life / Michael F. Steger --
The future of positive psychology: pursuing three big goals / Shane J. Lopez.
Series Title: Oxford library of psychology.
Responsibility: edited by Shane J. Lopez, C.R. Snyder.
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