The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work


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A state-of-the-art psychological perspective on positivity and strengths-based approaches at work

This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of positivity and strengths-based approaches at work. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as resilience, wellbeing, hope, motivation, flow, authenticity, positive leadership and engagement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Kim Cameron, Shane Lopez, Peter Clough and Robert Biswas-Diener.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118977651
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/06/2017
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Handbooks in Organizational Psychology Series
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lindsay G. Oades is Associate Professor and Deputy Director (Learning and Teaching) at the Centre for Positive Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia, where he is also program coordinator of the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP). He speaks at conferences around the world, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and scholarly book chapters. He is co-editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing.

Michael F. Steger is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Applied Social Psychology at Colorado State University, USA. He is also Director for the Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life. His research interests concern better understanding the factors that promote human flourishing and ameliorate psychological suffering. He is the author of two books and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychology of Well-Being.

Antonella Delle Fave is Professor of Psychology at the Medical School, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy. She has contributed to the development of the field of positive psychology as founding member and President of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the European Network of Positive Psychology (ENPP), and the Società Italiana di Psicologia Positiva (SIPP). She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Jonathan Passmore is Professor of Psychology at the University of Évora, Portugal, Managing Director of Embrion, a psychology consulting company, and one of the UK's foremost leadership coaches with a wealth of private sector and academic experience. His prolific research, writing, consultancy, and speaking have made him a recognized authority on coaching and organizational change. His many books include Excellence in Coaching (2006).

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Table of Contents

About the Editors vii

About the Contributors ix

Foreword xv

Series Preface xvii

Supported Charity: Railway Children xix

1 The Psychology of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work 1
Lindsay G. Oades, Michael F. Steger, Antonella Delle Fave, and Jonathan Passmore

Part I Individual Approaches to Positive Psychology at Work 9

2 The Psychology of Positivity at Work 11
Suzy Green, Michelle McQuaid, Alicia Purtell, and Aylin Dulagil

3 Psychological Strengths at Work 34
Robert Biswas-Diener, Todd B. Kashdan, and Nadezhda Lyubchik

4 Hope at Work 48
Christian A. Wandeler, Susana C. Marques, and Shane J. Lopez

5 Creating Meaning and Purpose at Work 60
Michael F. Steger

6 Optimal Motivation at Work 82
Christopher P. Niemiec and Gordon B. Spence

7 Flow at Work 99
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sonal Khosla, and Jeanne Nakamura

8 Mindfulness at Work 110
Gordon B. Spence

9 Resilience at Work 132
Andrew Denovan, Lee Crust, and Peter J. Clough

10 Mental Fitness at Work 150
Paula Robinson and Lindsay G. Oades

11 Positive Relationships at Work 171
Sue Roffey

12 Humility at Work 191
Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Cirleen DeBlaere, and Vanessa Placeres

13 Compassion at Work 210
Tim Anstiss

Part II Organizational Approaches to Positive Psychology at Work 231

14 Good Work: The Meaning-Centered Approach (MCA) 233
Paul T. P. Wong, Itai Ivtzan, and Tim Lomas

15 Workplace and Organizational Well-Being 248
Lindsay G. Oades and Aylin Dulagil

16 Positive Approaches to Organizational Change 272
Stefan P. Cantore

17 Positive Approaches to Leadership Development 297
Doug MacKie

18 Employee Engagement 317
Sebastiaan Rothmann

19 Job Crafting 342
Gavin R. Slemp

20 Positive Approaches to Mid-Life Careers 366
Sung-Kyung Yoo and Hyjin Lee

21 Positive Organizations and Maturing Workers 389
Jeanette N. Cleveland, Gwenith G. Fisher, and Kevin M. Walters

22 Positive Psychological Assessment for the Workplace 415
Aaron Jarden and Rebecca Jarden

Part III International Business Applications of Positive Psychology 439

23 Well-Being in Health Professionals: Positive Psychology at Work 441
Ulrich Wiesmann

24 The Well-Being of Teachers and Professors 466
Brittany Branand and Jeanne Nakamura

25 The Well-Being of Information Technology Professionals 491
Kamlesh Singh and Mohita Junnarkar

26 Well-Being in the Arts and Crafts Sector 508
Antonella Delle Fave and Gaja Zager Kocjan

27 The Well-Being of Workers in the Agricultural Sector 527
Lawrence Soosai-Nathan and Antonella Delle Fave

Index 546

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