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Positive Psychology

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ISBN-10: 0131744410

ISBN-13: 9780131744417

Edition: 2009

Authors: Steve Baumgardner, Marie Crothers

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Positive Psychology, is designed to serve as a primary text for an undergraduate college course in positive psychology. Consistent with the ldquo;nuts and boltsrdquo; presentation of positive psychology, in many places throughout the book the authors provide detailed coverage of individual research studies, methodological issues and theoretical controversies.
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Book details

List price: $153.32
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 9/24/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

What is Positive Psychology?
Traditional Psychology
Why the Negative Focus?
Negatives Aspects Perceived as More Authentic & lsquo;Realrdquo;
Negatives as More Important
The Disease Model
Positive Psychology
Health Psychology
Focus on Research: The Nun Study: Living Longer Through
Positive Emotions
Clinical Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Survey Research and Subjective Well-Being
Social/Personality Psychology and the Psychology of Religion
Positive Psychology: Assumptions, Goals and Definitions
Life Above Zero
Culture and the Meaning of a Good Life
Why Now?
Two Final Notes
Positive Psychology is Not Opposed to Psychology
Positive Psychology and the Status Quo
The Meaning and Measure of Happiness
Why a Psychology of Well-Being?
Objective versus Subjective Measures
Negative versus Positive Functioning
What is Happiness? Two Traditions
Hedonic Happiness
Eudaimonic Happiness
Focus on Research: Positive Affect and a Meaningful Life
Subjective Well-Being: The Hedonic Basis of Happiness
Measuring Subjective Well-Being
Life Satisfaction
Positive Affect and Negative Affect