Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$18.01
(Save 81%)
Est. Return Date: 11/01/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$57.89
(Save 37%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $23.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (20) from $23.94   
  • New (9) from $79.99   
  • Used (11) from $23.95   

Overview

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students

This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Book News
"This undergraduate text introduces a new field of psychology that emphasizesqualities that make life worthwhile rather than pathologies. "— Sci Tech
Contemporary Psychology APA Review of Books of Books
"A strength of the present book is that, in comparison to the other available positive psychology texts, this one is the strongest by far in its coverage of cross-cultural issues. The book also is attractive in that it is replete with photographs, charts, tables, and graphs that have both substance and style. The publication of this superb text is an opportunity to reflect on the excellent progress made thus far towards the realization of the agenda envisioned by the positive psychology movement's founders. "— Grant J. Rich
Dean K. Simonton
"There is no single-authored text specifically devoted to positive psychology. Hence, a book like this is definitely needed. Positive psychology has become a ‘hot’ topic…Increasingly, more courses are being offered in positive psychology, and the Templeton Foundation even gives an award for the best courses in this area. In addition, the text can be used in other, more established classes, such as clinical, health, or humanistic psychology.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“I know that Snyder has been involved in these issues from early on…The likelihood of this ... catching fire is quite good. "
David G. Myers
"The field is ripe for it and the market for it will indeed grow. Moreover, as leaders in the movement, and as editors of the massive new Handbook of Positive Psychology, they are as well prepared as anyone I can imagine to pull this off. Add to that Rick Snyder’s record of productivity and his accomplishments as a teacher, and I think you could depend on a timely and first-rate piece of work from them. "
Shelly Gable
“...If I would teach a positive psychology course, this would be my required text. I know of no other book like it. It is needed.”
Book News - Sci Tech
"This undergraduate text introduces a new field of psychology that emphasizesqualities that make life worthwhile rather than pathologies."
Deborah Renner Hull
"This is a very "readable" book . . . It was well worth the time spent reading it and I have already incorporated several of the concepts into my work."
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books - Grant J. Rich
"A strength of the present book is that, in comparison to the other available positive psychology texts, this one is the strongest by far in its coverage of cross-cultural issues. The book also is attractive in that it is replete with photographs, charts, tables, and graphs that have both substance and style. The publication of this superb text is an opportunity to reflect on the excellent progress made thus far towards the realization of the agenda envisioned by the positive psychology movement's founders."
Mike Trent
"Your text goes into much more depth in chapter, in fact in most areas of the book. It backs up what it says with current research, and explains that research so well that I will be able to use it in a community college. It is well written. Even though there are two authors, one can't tell who wrote which chapters; that is unusual. Finally, it is the best that is out there for a Positive Psychology text; it sets the standard that others should meet."
Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi
“I know that Snyder has been involved in these issues from early on…The likelihood of this ... catching fire is quite good."
Book News - SciTech
"This undergraduate text introduces a new field of psychology that emphasizesqualities that make life worthwhile rather than pathologies."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412990622
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 9/14/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 588
  • Sales rank: 175,565
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

C. R. Snyder, Ph.D. (deceased) was the Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Internationally known for his work at the interface of clinical, social, personality, and health psychology, his theories have pertained to how people react to personal feedback, the human need for uniqueness, the ubiquitous drive to excuse transgressions and, most recently, the hope motive. He received 31 research awards and 27 teaching awards at the university, state, and national levels. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University. Snyder has appeared many times on national American television shows, and he has been a regular contributor to National Public Radio. His scholarly work on the human need for uniqueness received the rare recognition of being the subject matter of an entire Sunday cartoon sequence by Gary Trudeau. All of these accomplishments were packaged in a graying and self-effacing absent-minded professor who says of himself, “If you don’t laugh at yourself, you have missed the biggest joke of all!”

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. is a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. Dr. Lopez has published more than 100 articles and chapters and 10 books in addition to Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. These include Making Hope Happen, his first trade book; The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People; The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology; and The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an Ancient Virtue (with Cynthia Pury). Dr. Lopez is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the International Positive Psychology Association. A professor of education for a decade, he is now professor of business at the University of Kansas.

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she has been teaching positive psychology with a multicultural focus for over 10 years. She is the lead editor on a new edited volume entitled Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology (with Lisa M. Edwards), and recently spoke on the topic of including cultural context in positive psychological discussions as a keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology in Hong Kong. Dr. Teramoto Pedrotti has contributed to many different volumes throughout her career such as The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychological Interventions, Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology, and the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling. In addition, her work has appeared in multiple journals including the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the Journal of Positive Psychology, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, and Professional School Counseling. As a Diversity and Inclusivity Faculty Mentor on her campus, she works with students daily in culturally competent ways to identify and enhance their strengths.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Remembering C. R. Snyder's Legacy of Hope
Acknowledgments
PART I: LOOKING AT PSYCHOLOGY FROM A POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE
1. Welcome to Positive Psychology
2. Eastern and Western Perspectives on Positive Psychology
3. Classifications and Measures of Strengths and Positive Outcomes
PART II: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
4. Developing Strengths and Living Well in a Cultural Context
5. Living Well at Every Stage of Life
PART III: POSITIVE EMOTIONAL STATES AND PROCESSES
6. The Principles of Pleasure: Understanding Positive Affect, Positive Emotions, Happiness, and Well-Being
7. Making the Most of Emotional Experiences: Emotion-Focused Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Socioemotional Selectivity, and Emotional Storytelling
PART IV: POSITIVE COGNITIVE STATES AND PROCESSES
8. Seeing Our Futures Through Self-Efficacy, Optimism, and Hope
9. Wisdom and Courage: Two Universal Virtues
10. Mindfulness, Flow, and Spirituality: In Search of Optimal Experiences
PART V: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR
11. Empathy and Egotism: Portals to Altruism, Gratitude, and Forgiveness
12. Attachment, Love, and Flourishing Relationships
PART VI: UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR
13. Balanced Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Behavior
14. Interceding to Prevent the Bad and Enhance the Good
PART VII: POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
15. Positive Schooling
16. Good Work: The Psychology of Gainful Employment
17. The Me/We Balance: Building Better Communities
PART VIII: A POSITIVE LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY
18. Going Positive
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)