Positive Psychology Products

  • 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 – 2017-07-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioural Sciences

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

  • The Psychology of Becoming a Successful Worker

    Research on the changing nature of achievement at work

    By Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä

    What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in…

    Paperback – 2017-01-19
    Routledge

  • Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis

    A Clinician's Guide and Manual

    By Mike Slade, Tamsin Brownell, Tayyab Rashid, Beate Schrank

    Positive Psychotherapy for Psychosis describes a new psychological intervention, which for the first time applies emerging research from the field of positive psychology specifically to psychosis. The book contains guidance on adapting the approach for use in individual treatments, and on providing…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

  • Solution Focused Practice in Asia

    Edited by Debbie Hogan, Dave Hogan, Jane Tuomola, Alan K. L. Yeo

    This book is a collection of solution focused practice across Asia, offering case examples from the fields of therapy, supervision, education, coaching and organisation consulting. It demonstrates the usefulness of the solution focused approach in the Asian context by providing practice based…

    Paperback – 2016-12-05
    Routledge

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