Mental Health: Positive Psychology

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology book cover

    The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Positive Psychology

    Edited by Nicholas J. L. Brown, Tim Lomas, Francisco Jose Eiroa-Orosa

    Since the turn of the 21st century, the field of positive psychology has sought to implement a science of human flourishing so that we may lead happier, more fulfilling lives. It has found expression not only in academic papers but also popular books and, increasingly, in government policy. The…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing

    Edited by Kathleen Galvin

    The Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing Research explores established conceptualisations of wellbeing, providing an overview of the key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of wellbeing,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • The Psychology of Study Success in Universities book cover

    The Psychology of Study Success in Universities

    By Kaarina Maatta, Satu Uusiautti

    Universities around the world are under increasing pressure to maintain high levels of graduation and to make study processes as efficient as possible, with teachers and students struggling to meet the expectations placed upon them as a result. The Psychology of Study Success in Universities asks…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Humour and Chinese Culture: A Psychological Approach book cover

    Humour and Chinese Culture

    A Psychological Approach

    By Xiaodong Yue

    This book addresses psychological studies of humour in Chinese societies. It starts by reviewing how the concept of humour evolves in Chinese history, and how it is perceived by Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism respectively. It then compares differences in the Western and the Chinese perceptions…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • Education and Schmid’s Art of Living: Philosophical, Psychological and Educational Perspectives on Living a Good Life book cover

    Education and Schmid’s Art of Living

    Philosophical, Psychological and Educational Perspectives on Living a Good Life

    By Christoph Teschers

    Instead of simply following the current neoliberal mantra of proclaiming economic growth as the single most important factor for maintaining well-being, Education and Schmid’s Art of Living revisits the idea of an education focused on personal development and the well-being of human beings. Drawing…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    New Directions in the Philosophy of Education

  • Positive Psychology and its Discontents: Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again book cover

    Positive Psychology and its Discontents

    Why Positive Psychology Fails and How it Might Succeed Again

    By Matthew McDonald, Michael Wearing

    Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable…

    Paperback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge

  • Mindfulness in Social Psychology book cover

    Mindfulness in Social Psychology

    Edited by Johan C. Karremans, Esther K. Papies

    Scientific interest in mindfulness has expanded in recent years, but it has typically been approached from a clinical perspective. This volume brings recent mindfulness research to classic social psychology topics such as romantic relationships, prejudice, prosocial behavior, achievement, and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    Current Issues in Social Psychology

  • Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao: Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi book cover

    Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao

    Meditations on the Writings of Zhuangzi

    Edited by Mark C. Yang

    In ancient China, a revered Taoist sage named Zhuangzi told many parables. In Existential Psychology and the Way of the Tao, a selection of these parables will be featured. Following each parable, an eminent existential psychologist will share a personal and scholarly reflection on the meaning and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03
    Routledge

  • Developing Empathy: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Compassion for Therapists and Parents book cover

    Developing Empathy

    A Biopsychosocial Approach to Understanding Compassion for Therapists and Parents

    By Katharina Manassis

    Empathy is valued across cultures, and has a profound impact on psychotherapy, our children, and our world. Why then are many human relationships not empathetic? This volume describes in detail the neurobiological, psychological, and social elements involved with empathy. Ideas are brought to life…

    Paperback – 2017-04-19
    Routledge

  • Psychology of Emotion book cover

    Psychology of Emotion

    2nd Edition

    By Paula M. Niedenthal, François Ric

    Since the turn of the twenty-first century, the psychology of emotion has grown to become its own field of study. Because the study of emotion draws inspiration from areas of science outside of psychology, including neuroscience, psychiatry, biology, genetics, computer science, zoology, and…

    Paperback – 2017-03-22
    Psychology Press

  • Flow at Work: Measurement and Implications book cover

    Flow at Work

    Measurement and Implications

    Edited by Clive Fullagar, Antonella Delle Fave

    Flow can be defined as the experience of being fully engaged with the task at hand, unburdened by outside concerns or worries. Flow is an enjoyable state of effortless attention, complete absorption, and focussed energy. The pivotal role of flow in fostering good performance and high productivity…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08
    Routledge
    Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology

  • 101 Stories for Enhancing Happiness and Well-Being: Using Metaphors in Positive Psychology and Therapy book cover

    101 Stories for Enhancing Happiness and Well-Being

    Using Metaphors in Positive Psychology and Therapy

    By George W. Burns

    Research shows us clearly what works in counseling and psychotherapy. Often by the time clients enter a therapist’s office they have been told what to do—often soundly and sensibly—by well-meaning family, friends, and health professionals. The challenge for the effective therapist is how to…

    Paperback – 2017-02-03
    Routledge

2Series in Positive Psychology

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