Positive Psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all applied psychologists, applied researchers, social and organizational psychologists, and anyone interested in applying the science of positive psychology to improvement of the human condition.
"This books provides excellent reviews of the selected topics by luminaries in the field and should have broad appeal to scholars and practitioners who are interested in this area of inquiry. This collection of symposium presentations will be useful in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in a variety of disciplines." - E. Scott Huebner, University of South Carolina, USA, in The Journal of Social Psychology
"A worthwhile book for graduate students as well as psychologists in academic, school and business settings. Chapters summarize empirical evidence, describe measurement tools, and offer recommendations for improving a number of aspects of life." - Rebecca Selove, Centerstone Research Institute, USA, in PsycCRITIQUES
"This volume is a tremendous resource for scholars, practitioners, educators, and just about anyone else who wishes to apply the findings from the science of positive psychology. It uniquely establishes an effective bridge between the intellectual movement for positive psychology and how it works in the real world. This collection of chapters will inspire the reader to creatively find new opportunities to better the human condition, whether these are in our lives, schools, health care settings, workplaces, or society" - Robert A. Emmons, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Positive Psychology
"This book emphasizes organizational, institutional, and community-level application of positive psychological principles. The editors are well known in their respective fields, and within the positive psychology movement, and they have a strong group of contributing chapter authors. I feel this book can reach an audience that other books focused on positive psychology do not, namely students and researchers in business, community , public policy, organizational studies, and leadership, in addition to the traditional psychology market." - Jameson K. Hirsch, Clinical Psychology, East Tennessee State University, USA
"One virtue of this book is that it includes so many different domains for which positive psychological principles are relevant. In addition to health and human development, the book shows how positive psychology can contribute to organizational effectiveness, educational practice, and mental-health treatment. Another virtue of the book is that it covers both micro- and macro-level perspectives. For those interested in applications to the workplace, 8 of the 14 chapters will be of interest. I am not aware of any other volume like this one." - Cary Cherniss, Applied Psychology, Rutgers University, USA
J.N. Cleveland, E.A. Fleishman, Series Foreword S. Donaldson, M. Seligman, Preface Part 1. Introduction S. Donaldson, Determining What Works, if Anything, in Positive Psychology Part 2. Core Areas in Applied Positive Psychology E.Diener, K. Ryan, National Accounts of Well-Being for Public Policy B.L. Fredrickson, L.E. Kurtz, Cultivating Positive Emotions to Enhance Human Flourishing C. Peterson, N. Park, Character Strengths and Virtues: Their Role in Well-being Part 3. Applications for Improving Health, Education, and Positive Human Development S. Taylor, How Psychosocial Resources Enhance Health and Well-Being N.L. Sin, M. D. Della Porta, S. Lyubomirsky, Tailoring Positive Psychology Interventions to Treat Depressed Individuals H.H. Knoop, Education in 2025: How Positive Psychology can Revitalize Education S.J. Lopez, V.J. Calderon, Gallup Student Poll: Measuring and Promoting What is Right with Students Part 4. Improving Institutions, Organizations, and the World of Work I. Ko, S.I. Donaldson, Applied Positive Organizational Psychology: The State of the Science and Practice J.E. Dutton, L.M. Roberts, J. Bednar, Prosocial Practices, Positive Identity, and Flourishing at Work K.S. Cameron, Effects of Virtuous Leadership on Organizational Performance J. Nakamura, Contexts of Positive Adult Development Part 5. Future Directions for Applying the Science of Positive Psychology M.Csikszentmihalyi, Positive Psychology and a Positive World-View: New Hope for the Future of Humankind S. I. Donaldson, Epilogue: A Practitioner’s Guide for Applying the Science of Positive Psychology
Bridging both academic and applied interests, the Applied Psychology Series offers publications that emphasize state-of-the-art research and its application to important issues of human behavior in a variety of societal settings. To date, more than 45 books in various fields of applied psychology have been published in this series.
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