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Positive Psychology The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

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ISBN-10: 1452276439

ISBN-13: 9781452276434

Edition: 3rd 2015

Authors: C. R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

List price: $113.00
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Snyder, Lopez, and Pedrotti offer comprehensive coverage of the science and application of positive psychology and present new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors bring positive psychology to life by tackling issues such as how positive psychology can help improve schooling and the workplace, as well as  promote cooperative lifestyles among people. Further, the book covers Western and Eastern approaches to understanding human strengths, along with the cultural and developmental influences on positive functioning.  The authors also explore various positive conditions such as happiness and well-being, along with other processes related to mindfulness, wisdom, courage, and spirituality.  
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Book details

List price: $113.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
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;