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Positive psychology : the scientific and practical explorations of human strengths

Author: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings positive social science to life through a comprehensive review of the literature and well-crafted exercises that encourage readers to put positive psychology principles to the test.

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Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez
ISBN: 076192633X 9780761926337
OCLC Number: 63808145
Description: xxv, 598 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Looking at psychology from a positive perspective: Welcome to positive psychology --
Western perspectives on positive psychology / contributed by Phil McKnight in collaboration with the authors --
Eastern perspectives on positive psychology / contributed by Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti in collaboration with the authors --
Classifications and measures of human strengths and positive outcomes --
Positive psychology in context: Developing strengths and living well in a cultural context --
Living well at every stage of life --
Positive emotional states and processes: The principles of pleasure: understanding positive affect, positive emotions, happiness, and well-being --
Making the most of emotional experiences: emotion-focused coping, emotional intelligence, socioemotional selectivity, and emotional storytelling --
Positive cognitive states and processes: Seeing our futures through self-efficacy, optimism, and hope --
Wisdom and courage: two universal virtues --
Mindfulness, flow, and spirituality: in search of optimal experiences --
Prosocial behavior: Empathy and egotism: portals to altruism, gratitude, and forgiveness --
Attachment, love, and flourishing relationships --
Understanding and changing human behavior: Balanced conceptualizations of mental health and behavior --
Interceding to prevent the bad and enhance the good --
Positive environments: Positive schooling --
Good work: the psychology of gainful employment --
The me/we balance: building better communities --
A positive look at the future of psychology: Going positive.
Responsibility: C.R. Snyder & Shane J. Lopez.
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