Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing

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Cengage Learning, Feb 3, 2012 - Psychology - 400 pages
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This brief paperback presents in-depth coverage of the relatively new area of positive psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how positive psychology relates to stresses and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. The text is a perfect supplement for Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Health Psychology, or Social Psychology courses. It can also be used as a primary text in upper-level courses, such as the Psychology of Happiness.
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Contents

An Introduction to Positive Psychology
1
Foundations Emotion Motivation and the Nature of WellBeing
23
Subjective WellBeing
51
Leisure Flow Mindfulness and Peak Performance
79
Love and WellBeing
101
Positive Health
127
Excellence Aesthetics Creativity and Genius
153
WellBeing Across the Lifespan
177
Optimal WellBeing
199
Religion Spirituality and WellBeing
229
Positive Institutions and Cultural WellBeing
259
A Look Toward the Future of Positive Psychology
283
References
297
Name Index
361
Subject Index
375
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William Compton earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Currently a Professor of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, he has taught a wide variety of classes including Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Counseling, Psychology of Happiness, and Introduction to Clinical Psychology. His research interests include health psychology, personality, and social psychology.

Edward Hoffman is a clinical psychologist in New York City.

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