Handbook of Positive Psychology / Edition 1

Handbook of Positive Psychology / Edition 1

by C. R. Snyder
     
 

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Second Edition is the seminal reference in the burgeoning field of positive psychology, which, in recent years, has transcended academia to capture the imagination of the general public. The handbook provides a roadmap for the psychology needed by the majority of the population - those who don't need treatment, but want to… See more details below

Overview

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Second Edition is the seminal reference in the burgeoning field of positive psychology, which, in recent years, has transcended academia to capture the imagination of the general public. The handbook provides a roadmap for the psychology needed by the majority of the population - those who don't need treatment, but want to achieve the lives to which they aspire. The 65 chapters summarize all of the relevant literature in the field, and each of the international slate of contributors is essentially defining a lifetime of research. The content's breadth and depth provide an unparalleled cross-disciplinary look at positive psychology from diverse fields and all branches of psychology, including social, clinical, personality, counseling, school, and developmental psychology. Topics include not only happiness - which has been perhaps misrepresented in the popular media as the entirety of the field - but also hope, strengths, positive emotions, life longings, creativity, emotional creativity, courage, and more, plus guidelines for applying what has worked for people across time and cultures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195135336
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 7.25(h) x 2.32(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

C. R. Snyder is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas. Shane J. Lopez is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas.

Table of Contents

1Positive psychology, positive prevention, and positive therapy3
2Stopping the "madness" : positive psychology and the deconstruction of the illness ideology and the DSM13
3Widening the diagnostic focus : a case for including human strengths and environmental resources26
4Toward a science of mental health : positive directions in diagnosis and interventions45
5Subjective well-being : the science of happiness and life satisfaction63
6Resilience in development74
7The concept of flow89
8Positive affectivity : the disposition to experience pleasurable emotional states106
9Positive emotions120
10The social construction of self-esteem135
11The adaptive potential of coping through emotional approach148
12The positive psychology of emotional intelligence159
13Emotional creativity : toward "spiritualizing the passions"172
14Creativity189
15The role of personal control in adaptive functioning202
16Well-being : mindfulness versus positive evaluation214
17Optimism231
18Optimistic explanatory style244
19Hope theory : a member of the positive psychology family257
20Self-efficacy : the power of believing you can277
21Problem-solving appraisal and psychological adjustment288
22Setting goals for life and happiness299
23The passion to know : a developmental perspective313
24Wisdom : its structure and function in regulating successful life span development327
25Reality negotiation351
26The truth about illusions : authenticity and positivity in social relationships366
27Authenticity382
28Uniqueness seeking395
29Humility411
30Relationship connection : the role of minding in the enhancement of closeness423
31Compassion434
32The psychology of forgiveness446
33Gratitude and the science of positive psychology459
34Love472
35Empathy and altruism485
36How we become moral : the sources of moral motivation499
37Toughness515
38A role for neuropsychology in understanding the facilitating influence of positive affect on social behavior and cognitive processes528
39From social structure to biology : integrative science in pursuit of human health and well-being541
40Toward a biology of social support556
41Sharing one's story : on the benefits of writing or talking about emotional experience573
42Benefit-finding and benefit-reminding584
43Positive responses to loss : perceiving benefits and growth598
44The pursuit of meaningfulness in life608
45Humor619
46Meditation and positive psychology632
47Spirituality : discovering and conserving the sacred646
48Positive psychology for children : development, prevention, and promotion663
49Aging well : outlook for the 21st century676
50Positive growth following acquired physical disability687
51Putting positive psychology in a multicultural context700
52Positive psychology at work715
53Positive ethics731
54Constructivism and positive psychology745
55The future of positive psychology : a declaration of independence

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