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Positive psychology : the scientific and practical explorations of human strengths

Author: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez; Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : SAGE, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This text covers the science and application of positive psychology and presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and strengths through a culturally competent lens. The authors bring positive psychology to life by addressing important issues such as how positive psychology can improve schooling and the workplace, as well as how it can promote flourishing in day-to-day life. Throughout the book,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C R Snyder; Shane J Lopez; Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti
ISBN: 9781452276434 1452276439
OCLC Number: 875675118
Description: xxvi, 571 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Welcome to positive psychology --
Eastern and western perspectives on positive psychology : how me + we = us might bridge the gap --
Classifications and measures of strengths and positive outcomes --
The role of culture in developing strengths and living well --
Living well at every stage of life --
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 --
Seeing our futures through self-efficacy, optimism, and hope --
Wisdom and courage : characteristics of the wise and the brave --
Mindfulness, flow, and spirituality : in search of optimal experiences --
Empathy and egotism : portals to altruism, gratitude, and forgiveness --
Attachment, love, and flourishing relationships --
Balanced conceptualizations of mental health and behavior --
Preventing the bad and promoting the good --
Positive schooling and good work : the psychology of gainful employment and the education that gets us there --
The future of positive psychology : a conversation with between the authors.
Responsibility: Shane J. Lopez, Gallup/Clifton Strengths School, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, C.R. Snyder, University of Kansas, Lawrence.

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'A good introduction to the subject with some useful sections on resilience, culture, happiness, emotions, and mindfulness' - Mr Peter Hammond, University of Teesside  Read more...

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"The emphasis is not exclusively clinical; it includes applications and implications across a number of environments and draws from a number of perspectives, including neurobiology. This range makes Read more...

 
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