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Positive psychology : advances in understanding adult motivation

Author: Jan D Sinnott
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of Positive Psychology brings a much needed fresh emphasis to the study of the cognition, personality traits, and contexts of behavior that are associated with optimal development during the life course. The field highlights the ways in which growth, hope, and resilience aid a person and motivate him or her in dealing with the inevitable challenges of life. This book examines the traits and contexts of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan D Sinnott
ISBN: 9781461472810 1461472814
OCLC Number: 829754711
Description: xxiii, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Positive Subjective Experiences. Calling in Childrearing: Promoting Meaningful, Purposeful Living in Family Life / Justin Coulson, Gerald Stoyles, Lindsay Oades --
Mental Health and Illness In Relation to Physical Health Across the Lifespan / Sanne M.A. Lamers, Gerben J. Westerhof, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer --
Flow Theory and the Paradox of Happiness / Bryan Moore --
Finding Flow: The History and Future of a Positive Psychology Concept / Grant J. Rich --
Identity, Wisdom, and Critical Life Events in Younger Adulthood / Jeffrey Dean Webster --
Amusing Ourselves to Health: A Selected Review of Lab Findings / Evangeline A. Wheeler --
Positive Personality Traits. Rediscovering Internal Strengths of the Aged: The Beneficial Impact of Wisdom, Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Spirituality on Aging Well / Monika Ardelt, Scott D. Landes, Kathryn R. Gerlach --
The Black Survivors: Courage, Strength, Creativity and Resilience in the Cultural Traditions of Black Caribbean Immigrants / Leonie J. Brooks --
The Role of Motivation in Adults' Reading Comprehension: A Lifespan View / Kelly Branam Cartwright --
Martial Arts as a Pathway to Flourishing / Charles H. Hackney --
Positive Environments. Creating a More Ethical Workplace / Larry Froman. Content note continued: A Seminar in Positive Psychology / Sanford Lopater --
The Positive Psychology of Adult Generativity: Caring for the Next Generation and Constructing a Redemptive Life / Dan P. McAdams --
The History and Future Directions of Positive Health Psychology / Christa K. Schmidt, Kathryn Schaefer Ziemer, Sarah Piontkowski --
Learning to Thrive During Adulthood. The Influence of Erik Erikson on Positive Psychology Theory and Research / Michelle D. Vaughan, Eric M. Rodriguez --
Resilience and Multiple Stigmatized Identities: Lessons from Transgender Persons' Reflections on Aging / Susan H. McFadden, Scott Frankowski, Heather Flick, Tarynn M. Witten --
Experiential Wisdom and Lifelong Learning / Kevin Rathunde --
Stress-Related Growth in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay People of Faith / Eric M. Rodriguez, Michelle D. Vaughan --
Biological Complexity Meets Positive Psychology: What Can Complexity Theory Tell Us About Positive Psychology? / Tarynn M. Witten.
Responsibility: Jan D. Sinnott, editor.
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