Positive Psychology The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

ISBN-10: 1412990629

ISBN-13: 9781412990622

Edition: 2nd 2011

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/9/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 616
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
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;

Preface
Looking at Psychology From a Positive Perspective
Welcome to Positive Psychology
Eastern and Western Perspectives on Positive Psychology
Classifications and Measures of Strengths and Positive Outcomes
Positive Psychology in Context
Developing Strengths and Living Well in a Cultural Context
Living Well at Every Stage of Life
Positive Emotional States and Processes
The Principles of Pleasure: Understanding Positive Affect, Positive Emotions, Happiness, and Well-Being
Making the Most of Emotional Experiences: Emotion-Focused Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Socioemotional Selectivity, and Emotional Storytelling
Positive Cognitive States and Processes
Seeing Our Futures Through Self-Efficacy, Optimism, and Hope
Wisdom and Courage: Two Universal Virtues
Mindfulness, Flow, and Spirituality: In Search of Optimal Experiences
Prosocial Behavior
Empathy and Egotism: Portals to Altruism, Gratitude, and Forgiveness
Attachment, Love, and Flourishing Relationships
Understanding and Changing Human Behavior
Balanced Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Behavior
Interceding to Prevent the Bad and Enhance the Good
Positive Environments
Positive Schooling
Good Work: The Psychology of Gainful Employment
The Me/We Balance: Building Better Communities
A Positive Look at the Future of Psychology
Going Positive
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors
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