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Oxford handbook of positive psychology

Author: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford library of psychology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd ed.]View all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez
ISBN: 9780199862160 0199862168 9780195187243 0195187245
OCLC Number: 779916842
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2009.
Revised edition of: Handbook of positive psychology. 2002.
Description: xxxi, 709 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Foreword ; Preface ; Part 1: Major Developments in Positive Psychology ; 1: A Case for Positive Psychology ; Shane J. Lopez and Matthew W. Gallagher ; 2: Positive Psychology Past, Present, & Future ; Ed Diener ; 3: Positive Emotions ; Michael Cohn & Barbara Fredrickson ; 4: Classifying and Measuring Strengths of Character ; Christopher Peterson & Nansook Park ; 5: Positive Psychology Applications ; P. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph, John Maltby, Susan Harrington & Alex M. Wood ; 6: Positive Psychology within a Cultural Context ; Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, & Shane J. Lopez ; Part 2: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior ; 7: Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSM ; James Maddux ; 8: Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources ; Beatrice Wright & Shane J. Lopez ; 9: Toward a Science of Mental Health ; Corey L. M. Keyes ; 10: Measuring the Dynamics of Positive Human Health: From Covariance Systems to Dynamic Structures ; Anthony D. Ong & Alex J. Zautra ; 11: Positive Ethics ; Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, Michael C. Gottlieb ; Part 3: Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan ; 12: Resilience in Development ; Ann S. Masten, J. J. Cutili, Janette E. Herbers, & Marie-Gabrielle J. Reed ; 13: Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and Promotion ; Keri J. Brown Kirschman, Rebecca J. Johnson, Jade A. Bender, & Michael C. Roberts ; 14: The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent Development ; Richard M. Lerner ; 15: Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities ; Gail W. Williamson & Julie Christie ; 16: New Territories of Positive Lifespan Developments: Wisdom and Life Longings ; Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, & Paul B. Baltes ; Part 4: Emotional Approaches ; 17: Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction ; Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, & Richard E. Lucas ; 18: Flow Theory and Research ; Jeanne Nakamura & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ; 19: Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional States ; David Watson & Kristin Naragon ; 20: The Social Construction of Self-Esteem ; John P. Hewitt ; 21: Coping Through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to Stressors ; Annette L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, & Jennifer L. Austenfeld ; 22: The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence ; Peter Salovey, John D. Mayer, David Caruso, & Seung Hee You ; 23: Emotional Creativity: Toward "Spiritualizing the Passions" ; James Averill ; Part 5: Cognitive Approaches ; 24: Creativity ; Dean Keith Simonton ; 25: The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning ; Suzanne Thompson ; 26: Mindfulness vs. Personal Evaluation ; Ellen Langer ; 27: Perspectives on Time ; Ilona Boniwell ; 28: Optimism ; Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier, Christopher J. Miller, & Daniel Fulford ; 29: Optimistic Explanatory Style ; Christopher Peterson & Tracy A. Steen ; 30: Hope Theory ; Kevin L. Rand & Jennifer S. Cheavens ; 31: Self-Efficacy, The Power of Believing You Can ; James E. Maddux ; 32: Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment ; P. Paul Heppner & Dong-gwi Lee ; 33: Self-Determination ; Michael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, & Julie Sergeant ; 34: Curiosity and Interest: The Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and Challenge ; Todd B. Kashdan & Paul J. Silvia ; 35: Courage ; Cynthia Pury & Shane J. Lopez ; Part 6: Interpersonal Approaches ; 36: Relationship Connection: A Redux on the Role of Minding and the Quality of Feeling Special in the Enhancement of Closeness ; John Harvey & Brian Pauwels ; 37: Compassion ; Eric J. Cassell ; 38: Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology ; Frederick G. Lopez ; 39: Empathy and Altruism ; C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, & David A. Lishner ; 40: Forgiveness ; Michael E. McCullough, Lindsey M. Root, Benjamin A. Tabak, Charlotte Witvliet ; 41: Furthering the Science of Gratitude ; Philip Watkins, Michael Van Gelder, & Araceli Fias ; 42: Love ; Clyde Hendrick & Susan S. Hendrick ; 43: For Good Times...and In Health: Positive Process in Relationships ; Natalya C. Maisel & Shelly L. Gable ; Part 7: Self-Based Approaches ; 44: What's Positive About Self-Verification? ; Rebecca J. North & William B. Swann, Jr. ; 45: Reality Negotiation ; Raymond L. Higgins & Matthew W. Gallagher ; 46: Humility ; June Tangney ; 47: The Motive for Distinctiveness: A Universal, but Flexible Human Need ; Vivian L. Vignoles ; Part 8: Biological Approaches ; 48: A Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes ; Alice M. Isen ; 49: Toward a Biology of Social Support ; Sally S. Dickerson & Peggy M. Zoccola ; 50: The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive Emotions ; Rollin McCraty & Robert A. Rees ; 51: Toughness ; Richard A. Dienstbier & Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig ; Part 9: Positive Institutions ; 52: Family-Centered Positive Psychology ; Susan M. Sheridan & Jennifer D. Burt ; 53: Positive Schools ; E. Scott Huebner; Rich Gilman, Amy L. Reschly, & Russell Hall ; 54: Positive Psychology on Campus ; Laurie A. Schreiner, Eileen Hulme, Roderick Hetzel, & Shane J. Lopez ; 55: Positive Workplaces ; Fred Luthans & Carolyn M. Youssef ; 56: Positive Institutions, Law, and Policy ; Peter H. Huang & Jeremy A. Blumenthal ; Part 10: Specific Coping Approaches ; 57: Meditation and Positive Psychology ; Shauna L. Shapiro ; 58: Spirituality: The Search for the Sacred ; Kenneth I. Pargament & Annette Mahoney ; 59: Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experiences ; Kate G. Neiderhoffer & James W. Pennebaker ; 60: Benefit-Finding and Growth ; Suzanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, & Glenn Affleck ; 61: Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Posttraumatic Growth ; Christopher G. Davis & Susan Nolen-Hoeksema ; 62: Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth via Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic Intervention ; Dana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, & Timothy Elliott ; Part 11: Toward Better Lives ; 63: The Promise of Sustainable Happiness ; Julia Boehm & Sonya Lyubomirsky ; 64: Meaning in Life ; Michael F. Steger ; 65: The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals ; Shane J. Lopez
Series Title: Oxford library of psychology
Other Titles: Handbook of positive psychology
Responsibility: edited by Shane J. Lopez, C.R. Snyder.


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