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  1. Shane J. Lopez
  1. Stephanie E. Petersen1,
  2. Amy C. Fineburg2,
  3. Kennon M. Sheldon3,
  4. Jeff G. Rettew4,
  5. Sherry L. Beaumont5,
  6. Frederick G. Lopez6,
  7. Susan H. Backhouse7,
  8. Kristin Koetting O'Byrne,
  9. Laurie E. Wasko8,
  10. Cynthia L. S. Pury8,
  11. Todd D. Little4,
  12. Theodore Walls9,
  13. Lars-Erik Malmberg10,
  14. Michelle N. Shiota11,
  15. Elaine Perea11,
  16. Richard I. Evans6,
  17. David A. Lishner12,
  18. E. L. Stocks13,
  19. Carol Williams-Nickelson14,
  20. David W. Nickelson14,
  21. Karrie A. Shogren15,
  22. Nancy A. Fry4,
  23. Acacia C. Parks-Sheiner16,
  24. Michelle Mason17,
  25. Valerie Tiberius18,
  26. Hal S. Shorey19,
  27. Christopher Peterson20,
  28. Nansook Park9,
  29. Tayyab Rashid16,
  30. Guy Roth21,
  31. Edward L. Deci22 and
  32. Louise Sundararajan23

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306002.ch1

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

How to Cite

Petersen, S. E., Fineburg, A. C., Sheldon, K. M., Rettew, J. G., Beaumont, S. L., Lopez, F. G., Backhouse, S. H., O'Byrne, K. K., Wasko, L. E., Pury, C. L. S., Little, T. D., Walls, T., Malmberg, L.-E., Shiota, M. N., Perea, E., Evans, R. I., Lishner, D. A., Stocks, E. L., Williams-Nickelson, C., Nickelson, D. W., Shogren, K. A., Fry, N. A., Parks-Sheiner, A. C., Mason, M., Tiberius, V., Shorey, H. S., Peterson, C., Park, N., Rashid, T., Roth, G., Deci, E. L. and Sundararajan, L. (2009) A, in The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (ed S. J. Lopez), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306002.ch1

Editor Information

  1. The Clifton Strengths Institute and Gallup, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Private practice, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Spain Park High School/The University of Alabama, USA

  3. 3

    University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

  4. 4

    University of Kansas, USA

  5. 5

    University of Northern British Columbia, Canada

  6. 6

    University of Houston, USA

  7. 7

    Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

  8. 8

    Clemson University, USA

  9. 9

    University of Rhode Island, USA

  10. 10

    Oxford University, UK

  11. 11

    Arizona State University, USA

  12. 12

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, USA

  13. 13

    University of Texas, Tyler, USA

  14. 14

    American Psychological Association, USA

  15. 15

    University of Texas, Austin, USA

  16. 16

    University of Pennsylvania, USA

  17. 17

    University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, USA

  18. 18

    University of Minnesota, USA

  19. 19

    Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, USA

  20. 20

    University of Michigan, USA

  21. 21

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, USA

  22. 22

    University of Rochester, USA

  23. 23

    Regional Forensic Unit, Rochester, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Shane J. Lopez

Series Editor Information

  1. The Clifton Strengths Institute and Gallup, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161251

Online ISBN: 9781444306002

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Keywords:

  • abnormal psychology - individual pathologies of mind, mood, and behavior;
  • adult attachment security;
  • aerobic activity and positive affect;
  • appetitive motivational systems;
  • applied positive psychology and American Psychological Association (APA);
  • attribution theory;
  • psychological altruism;
  • Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology;
  • empathy-altruism hypothesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abnormal Psychology

  • Academic Achievement

  • Actualizing Tendency

  • Adaptability

  • Admiration

  • Adult Attachment Security

  • Aerobic Activity

  • Aesthetic Appreciation

  • Affective Forecasting

  • Agency

  • Agreeableness

  • Allport, Gordon W.

  • Altruism

  • Amae

  • American Psychological Association

  • Amusement

  • Anticipatory Enthusiasm

  • Appetitive Motivational Systems

  • Applied Positive Psychology

  • Aristotle

  • Attachment Theory

  • Attribution Theory

  • Authentic Happiness

  • Authenticity

  • Autonomy

  • Aversive Motivational Systems

  • Awe

  • References