Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology / Edition 2

Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology / Edition 2

by Shane J. Lopez
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195187245

ISBN-13: 9780195187243

Pub. Date: 04/16/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology is the seminal reference in the 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

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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology is the seminal reference in the 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.

These 65 chapters summarize all of the relevant literature in the field. 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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195187243
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/16/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Part 1: Major Developments in Positive Psychology

1: A Case for Positive Psychology
Shane J. Lopez and Matthew W. Gallagher

2: Positive Psychology Past, Present, & Future
Ed Diener

3: Positive Emotions
Michael Cohn & Barbara Fredrickson

4: Classifying and Measuring Strengths of Character
Christopher Peterson & Nansook Park

5: Positive Psychology Applications
P. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph, John Maltby, & Alex M. Wood

6: Positive Psychology within a Cultural Context
Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, & Shane J. Lopez

Part 2: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior

7: Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSM
James Maddux

8: Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources
Beatrice Wright & Shane J. Lopez

9: Toward a Science of Mental Health
Corey L. M. Keyes

10: Measuring the Dynamics of Positive Human Health: From Covariance Systems to Dynamic Structures
Anthony D. Ong & Alex J. Zautra

11: Positive Ethics
Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, Michael C. Gottlieb

Part 3: Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan

12: Resilience in Development
Ann S. Masten, J. J. Cutili, Janette E. Herbers, & Marie-Gabrielle J. Reed

13: Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and Promotion
Keri J. Brown Kirschman, Rebecca J. Johnson, Jade A. Bender, & Michael C. Roberts

14: The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent Development
Richard M. Lerner

15: Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Gail W. Williamson & Julie Christie

16: New Territories of Positive Lifespan Developments: Wisdom and Life Longings
Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, & Paul B. Baltes

Part 4: Emotional Approaches

17: Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction
Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, & Richard E. Lucas

18: Flow Theory and Research
Jeanne Nakamura & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

19: Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional States
David Watson & Kristin Naragon

20: The Social Construction of Self-Esteem
John P. Hewitt

21: Coping Through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to Stressors
Annette L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, & Jennifer L. Austenfeld

22: The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence
Peter Salovey, John D. Mayer, David Caruso, & Seung Hee You

23: Emotional Creativity: Toward "Spiritualizing the Passions"
James Averill

Part 5: Cognitive Approaches

24: Creativity
Dean Keith Simonton

25: The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning
Suzanne Thompson

26: Mindfulness vs. Personal Evaluation
Ellen Langer

27: Perspectives on Time
Ilona Boniwell

28: Optimism
Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier, Christopher J. Miller, & Daniel Fulford

29: Optimistic Explanatory Style
Christopher Peterson & Tracy A. Steen

30: Hope Theory
Kevin L. Rand & Jennifer S. Cheavens

31: Self-Efficacy, The Power of Believing You Can
James E. Maddux

32: Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment
P. Paul Heppner & Dong-gwi Lee

33: Self-Determination
Michael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, & Julie Sergeant

34: Curiosity and Interest: The Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and Challenge
Todd B. Kashdan & Paul J. Silvia

35: Courage
Cynthia Pury & Shane J. Lopez

Part 6: Interpersonal Approaches

36: Relationship Connection: A Redux on the Role of Minding and the Quality of Feeling Special in the Enhancement of Closeness
John Harvey & Brian Pauwels

37: Compassion
Eric J. Cassell

38: Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology
Frederick G. Lopez

39: Empathy and Altruism
C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, & David A. Lishner

40: Forgiveness
Michael E. McCullough, Lindsey M. Root, Benjamin A. Tabak, Charlotte Witvliet

41: Furthering the Science of Gratitude
Philip Watkins, Michael Van Gelder, & Araceli Fias

42: Love
Clyde Hendrick & Susan S. Hendrick

43: For RicherELIn Good TimesELand In Health: Positive Process in Relationships
Natalya C. Maisel & Shelly L. Gable

Part 7: Self-Based Approaches

44: What's Positive About Self-Verification?
Rebecca J. North & William B. Swann, Jr.

45: Reality Negotiation
Raymond L. Higgins & Matthew W. Gallagher

46: Humility
June Tangney

47: The Motive for Distinctiveness: Identity Construction in a Cultural Context
Vivian L. Vignoles

Part 8: Biological Approaches

48: A Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes
Alice M. Isen

49: Toward a Biology of Social Support
Sally S. Dickerson & Peggy M. Zoccola

50: The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive Emotions
Rollin McCraty & Robert A. Rees

51: Toughness
Richard A. Dienstbier & Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig

Part 9: Positive Institutions

52: Family-Centered Positive Psychology
Susan M. Sheridan & Jennifer D. Burt

53: Positive Schools
E. Scott Huebner; Rich Gilman, Amy L. Reschly, & Russell Hall

54: Positive Psychology on Campus
Laurie A. Schreiner, Eileen Hulme, Roderick Hetzel, & Shane J. Lopez

55: Positive Workplaces
Fred Luthans & Carolyn M. Youssef

56: Positive Institutions, Law, and Policy
Peter H. Huang & Jeremy A. Blumenthal

Part 10: Specific Coping Approaches

57: Meditation and Positive Psychology
Shauna L. Shapiro

58: Spirituality: The Search for the Sacred
Kenneth I. Pargament & Annette Mahoney

59: Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experiences
Kate G. Neiderhoffer & James W. Pennebaker

60: Benefit-Finding and Growth
Suzanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, & Glenn Affleck

61: Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Posttraumatic Growth
Christopher G. Davis & Susan Nolen-Hoeksema

62: Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth via Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic Intervention
Dana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, & Timothy Elliott

Part 11: Toward Better Lives

63: The Promise of Sustainable Happiness
Julia Boehm & Sonya Lyubomirsky

64: Meaning in Life
Michael F. Steger

65: The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals
Shane J. Lopez
Part I: Major Developments in Positive Psychology
1. A Case for Positive Psychology, Shane J. Lopez and Matthew W. Gallagher
2. Positive Psychology: Past, Present, and Future, Ed Diener
3. Positive Emotions, Michael Cohn and Barbara Fredrickson
4. Classifying and Measuring Strengths of Character, Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park
5. Positive Psychology Applications, P. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph, John Maltby, and Alex M. Wood
6. Positive Psychology within a Cultural Context, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, and Shane J. Lopez
Part II: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior
7. Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSM, James Maddox
8. Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources, Beatric Wright and Shane J. Lopez
9. Toward a Science of Mental Health, Corey L. M. Keyes
10. Measuring the Dynamics of Positive Human Health: From Covariance Systems to Dynamic Structures, Anthony D. Ong and Alex J. Sautra
11. Positive Ethics: Themes and Variations, Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, and Michael C. Gottlieb
Part III: Positive Psychology across the Lifespan
12. Resilience in Development, Ann S. Masten, J. J. Cutili, Janette E. Herbers, and Marie-Gabrielle J. Reed
13. Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and Promotion, Keri J. Brown Kirschman, Rebecca J. Johnson, Jade A. Bender, and Michael C. Roberts
14. The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent Development, Richard M. Lerner
15. Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Gail W. Williamson and Julie Christie
16. New Territories of Positive Lifespan Developments: Wisdom and Life Longings, Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, and Paul B. Bates
Part IV: Emotional Approaches
17. Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction, Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, and Richard E. Lucas
18. Flow Theory and Research, Jeanne Nakamura and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
19. Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional States, David Watson and Kristin Naragon
20. The Social Construction of Self-Esteem, John P. Hewitt
21. Coping through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to Stressors, Annette L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, and Jennifer L. Austenfeld
22. The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence, Peter Salovey, John D. Mayer, David Caruso, and Seung Hee You
23. Emotional Creativity: Toward "Spiritualizing the Passions", James Averill
Part V: Cognitive Approaches
24. Creativity, Dean Keith Simonton
25. The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning, Suzanne Thompson
26. Mindfulness versus Personal Evaluation, Ellen Langer
27. Perspectives on Time, Ilona Boniwell
28. Optimism, Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier, Christopher J. Miller, and Daniel Fulford
29. Optimistic Explanatory Style, Christopher Peterson and Tracy A. Steen
30. Hope Theory, Kevin L. Rand and Jennifer S. Cheavens
31. Self-Efficacy: The Power of Believing You Can, James E. Maddux
32. Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment, P. Paul Heppner and Dong-gwi Lee
33. Self-Determination, Michael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, and Julie Sergeant
34. Curiosity and Interest: The Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and Challenge, Todd B. Kashdan and Paul J. Silvia
35. Courage, Cynthia Pury and Shane J. Lopez
Part VI: Interpersonal Relationships
36. Relationship Connection: A Redux on the Role of Minding and the Quality of Feeling Special in the Enhancement of Closeness, John Harvey and Brain Pauwels
37. Compassion, Eric J. Cassell
38. Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology, Frederick G. Lopez
39. Empathy and Altruism, C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, and David A. Lishner
40. Forgiveness, Michael E. McCullough, Lindsey M. Root, Bengamin A. Tabak, and Charlotte Witvliet
41. Furthering the Science of Gratitude, Philip Watkins, Michael Van Gelder, and Araceli Fias
42. Love, Clyde Hendrick and Susan S. Hendrick
43. For Richer...In Good Times...and in Health: Positive Process in Relationships, Natalya C. Maisel and Shelly L. Gable
Part VII: Self-Based Approaches
44. What's Positive about Self-Verification?, Rebecca J. North and William B. Swann, Jr.
45. Reality Negotiation, Raymond L. Higgins and Matthew W. Gallagher
46. Humility, June Price Tangney
47. The Motive for Distinctiveness: Identity Construction in a Cultural Context, Vivian L. Vignoles
Part VIII: Biological Approaches
48. A Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes, Alice M. Isen
49. Toward a Biology of Social Support, Sally S. Dickerson and Peggy M. Zoccola
50. The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive Emotions, Rollin McCraty and Robert A. Rees
51. Toughness, Richard A. Dienstbier and Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig
Part IX: Positive Institutions
52. Family-Centered Positive Psychology, Susan M. Sheridan and Jennifer D. Burt
53. Positive Schools, E. Scott Huebner, Rich Gilman, Amy L. Reschly, and Russell Hall
54. Positive Psychology on Campus, Laurie A. Schreiner, Eileen Hulme, Roderick Hetzel, and Shane J. Lopez
55. Positive Workplaces, Fred Luthans and Carolyn M. Youssef
56. Positive Institutions, Law, and Policy, Peter H. Huang and Jeremy A. Blumenthal
Part X: Specific Coping Approaches
57. Meditation and Positive Psychology, Shauna L. Shapiro
58. Spirituality: The Search for the Sacred, Kenneth I. Pargament and Annette Mahoney
59. Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking about Emotional Experiences, Kate G. Niederhoffer and James W. Pennebaker
60. Benefit-Finding and Growth, Suzanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, and Glenn Affleck
61. Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Post-Traumatic Growth, Christopher G. Davis and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
62. Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth Following Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic Intervention, Dana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, and Timothy Elliott
Part XI: Toward Better Lives
63. The Promise of Sustainable Happiness, Julia Boehm and Sonya Lyubomirsky
64. Meaning in Life: Michael F. Steger
65. The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals, Shane J. Lopez

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