Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People, Volume 1, Discovering Human Strengths

Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People, Volume 1, Discovering Human Strengths

by Shane J. Lopez

Hardcover(New Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275993511
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

SHANE J. LOPEZ is Associate Professor of Counseling at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where he teaches courses in positive psychology, psychological assessment, and educational leadership. He is also a Gallup senior scientist, consulting primarily with The Gallup Education Division and Gallup University. He serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Positive Psychology and on the advisory board for Ready, Set, Learn, The Discovery Channel's pre-school educational television programming. Through his current research programs, Lopez is examining the effectiveness of hope training programs in the schools (under the auspices of the Making Hope Happen Program), refining a model of psychological courage, and exploring the link between soft life skills and hard outcomes in education, work, health, and family functioning.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Discovering Human Strengths


1. Discovering Your Strengths Jeff G. Rettew & Shane J. Lopez

2. Making the Most of Human Strengths Kelly Bowers

3. Human Strengths: Differences that Bring Us Together Linda Cantwell

4. If Bad is Stronger than Good, Why Focus on Human Strength? Roy F. Baumeister & Erin A. Sparks

5. Being Wise at Any Age Monika Ardelt

6. Can Courage be Learned? Cynthia L. S. Pury

7. The Health Benefits of Optimism Heather N. Rasmussen & Stephanie C. Wallio

8. Living Lessons: The Psychological Strengths of Martin Luther King, Jr. Suzanne Rice

9. An Agentic Perspective on Positive Psychology Albert Bandura

Volume 2: Capitalizing on Emotional Experiences


1. The Broadening, Building, Buffering Effects of Positive Emotions Bethany Kok, Lahnna Catalino, & Barbara Fredrickson

2. Personal Narratives, Positive Emotions, and Long Lives: The Nun Study Deborah Danner, Wallace Friesen, & Scott Collier

3. Exercising Gratitude Jo-Ann Tsang, Wade Rowatt, & Ruth Nam

4. The Gratitude of Youth Jeffrey Froh & Giacomo Bono

5. For the Good of Others: Toward a Positive Psychology of Sacrifice Emily Impett & Amie Gordon

6. Helping behavior and positive emotions: Implications for health and well-being Amanda J. Dillard, Ashley Schiavone, & Stephanie L. Brown

7. Emotional Intelligence: Living Intelligently with Emotions Susan David & Nassim Ebrahimi

8. Allophilia: Beyond Tolerance Todd L. Pittinsky & Laura Maruskin

9. Re-envisioning Mens Emotional Lives: Stereotypes, Struggles, and Strengths Joel Wong & Aaron Rochelen

Volume 3: Growing in the Face of Adversity


1. GrowthThrough Loss and Adversity: A Choice Worth Making Robert J. Fazio, Tayyab Rashid, & HSien Hayward

2. Personal Growth after Relationship Breakups Margit Berman, Ty Tashiro, & Patricia A. Frazier

3. Romantic Conflict and Its Resolution Tammy Lowery Zacchilli, Susan S. Hendrick, & Clyde Hendrick

4. Forgiveness is a Matter of Choice: Forgiveness Education for Young Children Anthony C. Holter, Chad M. Magnuson, & Robert D. Engright

5. The Self-Determination of Adolescents with Intellectual Disability Michael L. Wehmeyer & Karrie A. Shogren

6. Overcoming Stereotype Threat Joshua Aronson & Leoandra Rogers

7. Career Flexibility Christopher A. Ebberwein

8. Emotional Storytelling after Stressful Experiences Melanie A. Greenberg

Volume 4: Pursuing Human Flourishing


1. Who Flourishes? The Criteria of Complete Mental Health Virginia M. Ambler

2. Toward a Durable Happiness Jaime L. Kurtz & Sonja Lyubomirsky

3. Will Money Buy Happiness? David G. Myers

4. Presenting a Positive Alternative to Strivings for Material Success and the Thin-Ideal: Understanding the Effects of Extrinsic Relative to Intrinsic Goal Pursuits Maarten Vansteenkiste, Bart Soenens, & Bart Duriez

5. Positive Schooling Rich Gilman, E. Scott Huebner, & Matthew Buckman

6. Employee Engagement James K. Harter

7. Families that Work John Eagle

8. How Smart Girls Become Talented Women Barbara A. Kerr & Amber Larson

9. Practicing Authentic Leadership Bruce J. Avolio & Tara S. Wernsing

10. Cultivating Civic Engagement Lonnie R. Sherrod & James Lauckhardt

11. Positive Psychotherapy Tayyab Rashid


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