Handbook of Positive Psychology (Google eBook)

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C. R. Snyder Erik Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology both at University of Kansas-Lawrence Shane J. Lopez Assistant Professor
Oxford University Press, Dec 20, 2001 - Religion - 848 pages
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Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.
  

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Contents

Positive Psychology Positive Prevention and Positive Therapy
3
IDENTIFYING STRENGTHS
11
Stopping the Madness Positive Psychology and the Deconstruction of the Illness Ideology and the DSM
13
Widening the Diagnostic Focus A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources Beatrice A Wright Shane J Lopez
26
Toward a Science of Mental Health Positive Directions in Diagnosis and Interventions Corey L M Keyes Shane J Lopez
45
EMOTIONFOCUSED APPROACHES
61
Subjective WellBeing The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction Ed Diener Richard E Lucas Shigehiro Oishi
63
Resilience in Development Ann S Masten MarieGabrielle J Reed
74
Relationship Connection The Role of Minding in the Enhancement of Closeness John H Harvey Brian G Pauwels Susan Zickmund
423
Compassion
434
The Psychology of Forgiveness Michael E McCullough Charlotte vanOyen Witvliet
446
Gratitude and the Science of Positive Psychology Robert A Emmons Charles M Shelton
459
Love Susan Hendrick Clyde Hendrick
472
Empathy and Altruism C Daniel Batson Nadia Ahmad David A Lishner JoAnn Tsang
485
How We Become Moral The Sources of Moral Motivation Michael Schulman
499
BIOLOICAL APPROACHES
513

The Concept of Flow Jeanne Nakamura Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
89
Positive Affectivity The Disposition to Experience Pleasurable Emotional States David Watson
106
Positive Emotions Barbara L Fredrickson
120
The Social Construction of SelfEsteem John P Hewitt
135
The Adaptive Potential of Coping Through Emotional Approach Annette L Stanton Anita Parsa Jennifer L Austenfeld
148
The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence Peter Salovey John D Mayer David Caruso
159
Emotional Creativity Toward Spiritualizing the Passions James R Averill
172
CognitiveFocused Approaches
187
Creativity Dean Keith Simonton
189
The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning Suzanne C Thompson
202
WellBeing Mindfulness Versus Positive Evaluation Ellen Langer
214
Optimism Charles S Carver Michael F Scheier
231
Optimistic Explanatory Style Christopher Peterson Tracy A Steen
244
Hope Theory A Member of the Positive Psychology Family C R Snyder Kevin L Rand David R Sigmon
257
SelfEfficacy The Power of Believing You Can James E Maddux
277
ProblemSolving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment P Paul Heppner Donggwi Lee
288
Setting Goals for Life and Happiness Edwin A Locke
299
The Passion to Know A Developmental Perspective Michael Schulman
313
Wisdom Its Structure and Function in Regulating Successful Life Span Development Paul B Baltes Judith Gluck Ute Kunzmann
327
SELFBASED APPROACHES
349
Reality Negotiation Raymond L Higgins
351
The Truth About Illusions Authenticity and Positivity in Social Relationships
366
Authenticity Susan Harter
382
Uniqueness Seeking Michael Lynn C R Snyder
395
Humility June Price Tangney
411
INTERPERSONAL APPROACHES
421
Toughness Richard A Dienstbier Lisa M Pytlik Zillig
515
A Role for Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes Alice M Isen
528
From Social Structure to Biology Integrative Science in Pursuit of Human Health and WellBeing Carol D Ryff Burton Singer
541
Toward a Biology of Social Support Shelley E Taylor Sally S Dickerson Laura Cousino Klein
556
Specific Coping Approaches
571
Sharing Ones Story On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experience Kate G Niederhoffer James W Pennebaker
573
BenefitFinding and BenefitReminding Howard Tennen Glenn Affleck
584
Positive Responses to Loss Perceiving Benefits and Growth Susan NolenHoeksema Christopher G Davis
598
The Pursuit of Meaningfulness in Life Roy F Baumeister Kathleen D Vohs
608
Humor Herbert M Lefcourt
619
Meditation and Positive Psychology Shauna L Shapiro Gary E R Schwartz Craig Santerre
632
Spirituality Discovering and Conserving the Sacred Kenneth I Pargament Annette Mahoney
646
SPECIAL POPULATIONS AND SEETING
661
Positive Psychology for Children Development Prevention and Promotion Michael C Roberts Keri J Brown Rebecca J Johnson Janette Reinke
663
Aging Well Outlook for the 21st Century Gail M Williamson
676
Positive Growth Following Acquired Physical Disability Timothy R Elliott Monica Kurylo Patricia Rivera
687
Putting Positive Psychology in a Multicultural Context Shane J Lopez Ellie C Prosser Lisa M Edwards Jeana L MagyarMoe Jason E Neufeld Heather ...
700
Positive Psychology at Work Nick Turner Julian Barling Anthea Zacharatos
715
THE FUTURE OF THE FIELD
729
Positive Ethics Mitchell M Handelsman Samuel Knapp Michael C Gottlieb
731
Constructivism and Positive Psychology
745
The Future of Positive Psychology A Declaration of Independence C R Snyder Shane J Lopez With contributions from Lisa Aspinwall Barbara L Fre...
751
Author Index
769
Subject Index
793
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