Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Psychology in Practice

Editor(s): P. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph

Published Online: 27 SEP 2012 08:34AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780471459064

Online ISBN: 9780470939338

DOI: 10.1002/9780470939338

About this Book

A thorough and up-to-date guide to putting positive psychology into practice

From the Foreword: "This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future."
-Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness

Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice.

Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences.

A group of major international contributors covers:

  • The applied positive psychology perspective
  • Historical and philosophical foundations
  • Values and choices in pursuit of the good life
  • Lifestyle practices for health and well-being
  • Methods and processes for teaching and learning
  • Positive psychology at work

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Applied Positive Psychology Perspective

  2. Part II: Historical and Philosophical Foundations

  3. Part III: Values and Choices in Pursuit of the Good Life

  4. Part IV: Lifestyle Practices for Health and Well-Being

  5. Part V: Teaching and Learning: Methods and Processes

  6. Part VI: Positive Psychology at Work

  7. Part VII: Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Psychotherapy: a Positive Psychological Perspective

  8. Part VIII: Positive Psychology in the Consulting Room

    1. Chapter 24

      Strategies for Accentuating Hope (pages 388–404)

      Shane J. Lopez, C. R. Snyder, Jeana L. Magyar-Moe, Lisa M. Edwards, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Kelly Janowski, Jerri L. Turner and Cindy Pressgrove

  9. Part IX: Strengths of Character in Practice

  10. Part X: Positive Development Across the Life Span

    1. Chapter 33

      Organized Youth Activities as Contexts for Positive Development (pages 540–560)

      Reed Larson, Robin Jarrett, David Hansen, Nickki Pearce, Patrick Sullivan, Kathrin Walker, Natasha Watkins and Dustin Wood

  11. Part XI: Building Community through Integration and Regeneration

  12. Part XII: Public Policy Initiatives: Good Governance and the Good Life

  13. Part XIII: Signposts for the Practice of Positive Psychology

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