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A primer in positive psychology

Author: Christopher Peterson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right in life, from birth to death and at all stops in between. It is a newly-christened approach within psychology that takes seriously the examination of that which makes life most worth living. Everyone's life has peaks and valleys, and positive psychology does not deny the valleys. Its signature premise is more nuanced, but nonetheless important: what is  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Peterson
ISBN: 0195188330 9780195188332
OCLC Number: 62089880
Description: viii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: What is positive psychology? --
Learning about positive psychology: not a spectator sport --
Pleasure and positive experience --
Happiness --
Positive thinking --
Character strengths --
Values --
Interests, abilities, and accomplishments --
Wellness --
Positive interpersonal relationships --
Enabling institutions --
The future of positive psychology.
Responsibility: Christopher Peterson.
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Provides students with an introduction to an important area of psychology. This book is grounded in scientific research and covers major topics of concern to the field: positive experiences such as  Read more...

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