Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

ISBN-10: 0199862168

ISBN-13: 9780199862160

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Book details

List price: $82.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 744
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Shane J. Lopez is associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where he teaches courses in positive psychology, psychological assessment, and educational leadership. He also is a Gallup senior scientist, a role through which he consults primarily with The Gallup Education Division and Gallup University. He serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Positive Psychology and on the advisory board for Ready, Set, Learn, The Discovery Channels pre-school educational television programming. nbsp; Through his current research programs, Lopez is examining the effectiveness of hope training programs in the schools (under the auspices of the Making Hope Happen Program), refining a model of psychological courage, and exploring the link between soft life skills and hard outcomes in education, work, healthy, and family functioning. His books include The Handbook of Positive Psychology (Oxford) and Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (American Psychological Association Press), both with C. R. Snyder. nbsp; Lopez and his wife, Allison, live with their son, Parrish, in Lawrence, Kansas, where they attempt to live the good life every day and long for the temperate Louisiana winters of their childhoods every February.nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;

Foreword
Preface
Major Developments in Positive Psychology
A Case for Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology Past, Present, and Future
Positive Emotions
Classifying and Measuring Strengths of Character
Positive Psychology Applications
Positive Psychology within a Cultural Context
Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior
Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSM
Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources
Toward a Science of Mental Health
Measuring the Dynamics of Positive Human Health: From Covariance Systems to Dynamic Structures
Positive Ethics
Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan
Resilience in Development
Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and Promotion
The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent Development
Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities
New Territories of Positive Lifespan Developments: Wisdom and Life Longings
Emotional Approaches
Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction
Flow Theory and Research
Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional States
The Social Construction of Self-Esteem
Coping Through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to Stressors
The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Creativity: Toward "Spiritualizing the Passions"
Cognitive Approaches
Creativity
The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning
Mindfulness vs. Personal Evaluation
Perspectives on Time
Optimism
Optimistic Explanatory Style
Hope Theory
Self-Efficacy, The Power of Believing You Can
Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment
Self-Determination
Curiosity and InterestThe Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and Challenge
Courage
Interpersonal Approaches
Relationship Connection: A Redux on the Role of Minding and the Quality of Feeling Special in the Enhancement of Closeness
Compassion
Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive Psychology
Empathy and Altruism
Forgiveness
Furthering the Science of Gratitude
Love
For Richer In Good Times Land In Health: Positive Process in Relationships
Self-Based Approaches
What's Positive About Self-Verification?
Reality Negotiation
Humility
The Motive for Distinctiveness: Identity Construction in a Cultural Context
Biological Approaches
A Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes
Toward a Biology of Social Support
The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive Emotions
Toughness
Positive Institutions
Family-Centered Positive Psychology
Positive Schools
Positive Psychology on Campus
Positive Workplaces
Positive Institutions, Law, and Policy
Specific Coping Approaches
Meditation and Positive Psychology
Spirituality: The Search for the Sacred
Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experiences
Benefit-Finding and Growth
Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Posttraumatic Growth
Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth via Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic Intervention
Toward Better Lives
The Promise of Sustainable Happiness
Meaning in Life
The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals
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