Positive Psychology as Social Change

Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048199389
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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Positive Psychology as Social Change

Author: Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789048199372
Format: PDF, Docs
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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations

Author: Karen Golden-Biddle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136486550
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How can application of a positive lens to understanding social change and organizations enrich and elaborate theory and practice? This is the core question that inspired this book. It is a question that brought together a diverse and talented group of researchers interested in change and organizations in different problem domains (sustainability, healthcare, and poverty alleviation). The contributors to this book bring different theoretical lenses to the question of social change and organizations. Some are anchored in more macro accounts of how and why social change processes occur, while others approach the question from a more psychological or social psychological perspective. Many of the chapters in the book travel across levels of analyses, making their accounts of social change good examples of multi-level theorizing. Some scholars are practiced and immersed in thinking about organizational phenomena through a positive lens; for others it was a total adventure in trying on a new set of glasses. However, connecting all contributing authors was an excitement and willingness to explore new insights and new angles on how to explain and cultivate social change within or across organizations. This edited volume will be of interest to an international community who seek to understand how organizations and people can generate positive outcomes for society. Students and researchers in organizational behavior, management, positive psychology, leadership and corporate responsibility will find this book of interest.

Counseling Psychology

Author: Ruth Chu-Lien Chao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118468090
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Counseling Psychology: An Integrated Positive Approachintroduces a new dimension in counseling psychology which includesboth symptom treatment and positive psychology; this uniqueapproach guides readers to enhance clients’ positivepotential, rather than focusing solely on the treatment ofclients’ negative symptoms. An integrative counseling approach which maximizes graduatestudents’ understanding of counseling theories and positivepsychology Enables counselors to tailor integrative counseling tomulticultural clients, helping graduate students and mental healthprofessionals become culturally sensitive Discusses how clients manage day to day living, and can eventhrive despite severe symptoms

Positive Psychology

Author: Alan Carr
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1583919902
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Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists for much of the last half of the 20th century. Positive psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well being. This text explores the subject.

Der Gl cks Faktor

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404605484
Format: PDF, ePub
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Positive Psychologie: Das Leben ist zu kurz, um unglücklich zu sein! Das uralte Bedürfnis, glücklich zu leben, bewegt jeden Menschen. Ist Glück Veranlagung, Zufall? Nein! Jeder Mensch trägt den Keim zum Glück in sich. Diesen Schatz muss er nur ans Licht heben. Dieses Buch, wunderbar leicht geschrieben, ist ein überaus praktischer und anschaulicher Ratgeber. Der Autor begleitet den Leser mit zahlreichen Tests zur Selbstprüfung, um die eigenen Stärken zu erkennen und zu entwickeln. Und er ergänzt seine Erläuterungen mit vielen Beispielen aus seiner therapeutischen Praxis. So können Eltern mithilfe dieser Techniken bereits ihren Kindern im Babyalter ein positives Lebensgefühl vermitteln. Ein bereicherndes, wertvolles Buch, das echte Lebenshilfe bietet.

The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation

Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441977441
Format: PDF
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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Positive Psychology and Family Therapy

Author: Collie Wyatt Conoley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470473856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An affirming guide equipping family therapists to effectively incorporate positive psychology within their practices The next step in the evolution of family therapy, positive psychology has enabled family therapists to help families—whatever their form—to build upon their strengths, overcome dysfunction, and move to new levels of harmony and thriving. Positive Psychology and Family Therapy: Creative Techniques and Practical Tools for Guiding Change and Enhancing Growth integrates positive psychology into traditional family therapy, presenting therapists with best-practice wisdom and evidence-based clinical tools to help?turn dysfunctional or troubled families into flourishing families. Contributing a unique perspective to the field that combines the research, practice, and theory associated with the latest in positive psychology and family therapy, Positive Psychology and Family Therapy equips therapists to cultivate virtues, such as empathy, kindness, responsibility, involvement, social justice, work ethic, teamwork, purpose, and volunteerism. Filled with homework assignments and exercises that integrate positive techniques and interventions, this book establishes and promotes the family as the basic building block of the individual and the community. Offering therapists with no previous introduction to positive psychology a solid foundation, this text includes essential discussion of family interventions and techniques that demonstrate positive family therapy, as well as case examples that bring the concepts covered to life in real and accessible scenarios. Authors Collie Conoley and Jane Close Conoley draw from their years of experience working with families to offer an integrated, practical?approach that allows family therapists to utilize positive psychology principles effectively within their practices.

Designing Positive Psychology

Author: Kennon M. Sheldon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199706266
Format: PDF, ePub
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Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using only the most rigorous scientific tools and theories. How well has this promise been fulfilled? This book evaluates the first decade of this fledgling field of study from the perspective of nearly every leading researcher in the field. Scholars in the areas of social, personality, clinical, biological, emotional, and applied psychology take stock of their fields, while bearing in mind the original manifesto and goals of the postive psychology movement. They provide honest, critical evaluations of the flaws and untapped potential of their fields of study. The contributors design the optimal future of positive psychology by addressing gaps, biases, and methodological limitations, and exploring exciting new questions.

Oxford Handbook of Happiness

Author: Susan David
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198714629
Format: PDF
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A text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, education, philosophy, social policy and economics.