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Positive psychology as a mechanism for social change.

Author: Robert BISWAS-DIENER (ed.)
Publisher: Springer, Dordrecht.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

This volume brings together the thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from eight countries. It contains cutting-edge thinking on a number of important issues and aims to help frame the agenda  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert BISWAS-DIENER (ed.)
ISBN: 9789048199372 9048199379
OCLC Number: 670507910
Contents: 1 What People Really Want in Life and Why It Matters:Contributions from Research on Folk Theoriesof the Good LifeChristie Napa Scollon and Laura A. KingPart I Some Cautionary Thoughts2 Think Before You ThinkNic Marks3 Socially Responsible Cheermongery: On the SocioculturalContexts and Levels of Social Happiness PoliciesNeil ThinPart II Positive Psychology and Public Policy4 Monitoring Psychosocial Prosperity for Social ChangeEd Diener and Carol Diener5 Gross National Happiness: A Gift from Bhutan to the WorldGeorge W. Burns6 Ecological Challenges, Materialistic Values,and Social ChangeTim Kasser7 Positive Psychology and Public HealthDora Gudrun GudmundsdottirPart III Positive Psychology and Poverty8 Positive Psychology and PovertyRobert Biswas-Diener and Lindsey Pattersonxiiixiv Contents9 Strengthening Underprivileged Communities:Strengths-Based Approaches as a Forcefor Positive Social Change in Community DevelopmentP. Alex Linley, Avirupa Bhaduri, Debasish Sen Sharma,and Reena GovindjiPart IV Positive Psychology and Organizations10 Creating Positive Social Change Through Building PositiveOrganizations: Four Levels of InterventionNicky Garcea and P. Alex Linley11 Organizational Democracy as a Force for Social ChangeTraci L. FentonPart V Positive Psychology and a Focus on Others12 Better Living Through Perspective TakingSara D. Hodges, Brian A.M. Clark, and Michael W. Myers13 Investing in Others: Prosocial Spending for (Pro)Social ChangeLara B. Aknin, Gillian M. Sandstrom, Elizabeth W. Dunn,and Michael I. NortonPart VI Positive Psychology and Social Change Interventions14 How Does Coaching Positively Impact Organizationaland Societal Change?Sunny Stout Rostron15 Positive Psychotherapy and Social ChangeAntonella Delle Fave and Giovanni A. Fava16 Recreate or Create? Leisure as an Arenafor Recovery and ChangeJoar Vitterso17 Positive ComputingTomas SanderPart VII Change theWorld18 Changing the World: The Science of Transformative ActionScott ShermanEditor's AfterwordIndexContributors


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