Positive Psychology: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation

Positive Psychology: Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation

by Jan D. Sinnott (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493915927
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 07/07/2014
Edition description: 2013
Pages: 353
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Jan D. Sinnott, PHD, is a Professor of Psychology at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in Lifespan Positive Development and the applications of existential, transpersonal, mind-body and positive psychology. After completing a Postdoc at the National Institute on Aging, she developed her theory of Complex Problem Solving in the second half of life, and has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly and applied books and other publications. Her research team is currently studying Complex Problem Solving, Intelligence, and Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships.

Table of Contents

Introduction. by Jan D. Sinnott

Chapter 1. Calling in Child Rearing – Promoting Meaningful, Purposeful Living in Family Life by Justin Coulson, Gerard Stoyles, and Lindsay Oades

Part I Positive Subjective Experiences

Chapter 2. Mental Health and Illness in Relation to Physical Health Across the Lifespan by Sanne M. A. Lamers, Gerben J. Westerhof, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Corey L. M. Keyes

Chapter 3. Flow Theory and the Paradox of Happiness by Bryan Moore

Chapter 4. Finding Flow: The History and Future of a Positive Psychology Concept by Grant J. Rich

Chapter 5. Identity, Wisdom, and Critical Life Events in Younger Adulthood by Jeffrey Dean Webster

Chapter 6. Amusing Ourselves to Health: A Selected Review of Lab Findings by Evangeline A. Wheeler

Part II Positive Personality Traits

Chapter 7. Rediscovering Internal Strengths of the Aged: The Beneficial Impact of Wisdom, Mastery, Purpose in Life, and Spirituality on Aging Well by Monika Ardelt, Scott D. Landes, Kathryn R. Gerlach, and Leah Polkowski Fox

Chapter 8. The Black Survivors: The Courage, Strength, Creativity and Resilience in the Cultural Traditions of Black Caribbean Immigrants by Leonie J. Brooks

Chapter 9. The Role of Motivation in Adults’ Reading Comprehension: A Lifespan View by Kelly Branam Cartwright

Chapter 10. Martial Arts as a Pathway to Flourishing by Charles H. Hackney

Part III Positive Environments

Chapter 11. Creating a More Ethical Workplace by Larry Froman

Chapter 12. A Seminar in Positive Psychology by Sanford Lopater

Chapter 13. The Positive Psychology of Adult Generativity: Caring for the Next Generation and Constructing a Redemptive Life by Dan P. McAdams

Chapter 14. The History and Future Directions of Positive Health Psychology by Christa K. Schmidt, Kathryn L. Ziemer, Sarah Piontkowski, and Trisha L. Raque-Bogdan

Part IV Learning to Thrive During Adulthood

Chapter 15. The Influence of Erik Erikson on Positive Psychology Theory and Research by

Michelle D. Vaughan and Eric M. Rodriguez

Chapter 16. Resilience and Multiple Stigmatized Identities: Lessons from Transgender Persons’ Reflections on Aging by Susan H. McFadden, Scott Frankowski, Heather Flick, and Tarynn M. Witten

Chapter 17. Experiential Wisdom and Lifelong Learning by Kevin Rathunde

Chapter 18. Stress-Related Growth in the Lives of Lesbian and Gay People of Faith by Eric M. Rodriguez and Michelle D. Vaughan

Chapter 19. Biological Complexity Meets Positive Psychology: What Does Complexity Theory Tell Us about Positive Psychology? by Tarynn M. Witten

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