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The human pursuit of well-being

Author: Ingrid Brdar
Publisher: New York : Springer, 2011.
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Describing research and practice from diverse fields of positive psychology, and covering topics such as motivation, happiness and academic performance, this book assembles contributions from around  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ingrid Brdar
ISBN: 9789400713741 9400713746
OCLC Number: 804868591
Description: XIX, 271 p. : gràf., taules
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.

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