Well-Being: Individual, Community and Social Perspectives / Edition 1

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Overview

This trans-disciplinary book indicates the necessity for addressing well-being from individual, community and social perspectives in an integrated manner. The book complements the harm-based focus of much social scientific research into health. Invited experts from a wide range of academic disciplines contribute and together the chapters present a new dynamic view of well-being, one that will be crucial for the way in which we will cope with the Twenty-First Century.

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Editorial Reviews

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"An important contribution to positive psychology. John Haworth and Graham Hart have brought together a panel of international experts to authoritatively outline the state of the science of well-being and the implications of this for research, policy, and practice." - Alan Carr, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

"This is a book that should be widely read. Whilst undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines and professional areas including leisure, psychology, health, and medicine will find it a scholarly and well researched contribution to their studies, this book deserves a wider audience." - Andy Smith, Managing Leisure

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230001688
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/21/2007
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN HAWORTH is a Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Health and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published extensively on work, leisure and well-being. Formerly at Manchester University, he co-founded the Leisure Studies Association, and the international journal Leisure Studies.

GRAHAM HART is Director of the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research at University College London, UK. His main research interests are in risk behaviours for and interventions to prevent unwanted sexual health outcomes, including HIV infection. He has published widely in these areas.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction: J.Haworth & G.Hart
• PART 1
• Positive Psychology and theDevelopment of Well-Being—J.Henry
• Individual Development and Community Empowerment: Suggestions from Studies on Optimal Experience—A.D.Fave
• Webs of Well-Being: The Interdependence of Personal, Relational, Organizational and Communal Well-Being—I.Prilleltensky & O.Prilleltensky
• Health, Well-Being and Social Capital—J.Sixsmith & M.Boneham
• Psychology in the Community—C.Kagan & A.Kilroy
• Art, Health and Well-Being—D.Haley & P.Senior
• PART 2
• Sense and Solidarities: Politics and Human Well-Being—Perri 6
• Is Well-Being Local or Global? A Perspective from Ecopsychology—J.Pickering
• Societal Inequality, Health and Well-Being—D.Ballas, D.Dorling & M.Shaw
• A Life Course Approach to Well-Being—S.Hatch, F.Huppert, R.Abbott, T.Croudace, G.B.Ploubidis, M.E.J.Wadsworth, M.Richards & D.Kuh
• Organizational Commitment: A Managerial Illusion?—M.White
• Well-Being, Paid Work and Personal Life—S.Lewis & C.Purcell
• Work, Leisure and Well-Being in Changing Social Conditions—J.Haworth
• Friendship, Trust and Mutuality—R.Pahl
• Conclusion: J.Haworth & G.Hart
• Index

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