Handbook of Positive Psychology

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C. R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez
Oxford University Press, 20 dec. 2001 - 848 pagina's
Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.
 

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Contributors
Positive Psychology Positive Prevention and Positive Therapy
Positive Psychology and
A Case for Including Human
Positive Directions
The Science of Happiness and Life
Resilience in Development
The Concept of Flow
Authenticity
Uniqueness Seeking
Humility
The Role of Minding in
Compassion
The Psychology of Forgiveness
Gratitude and the Science of Positive Psychology
Love

The Disposition to Experience Pleasurable
Positive Emotions
The Social Construction of SelfEsteem
The Adaptive Potential of Coping Through Emotional Approach
The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence
Toward Spiritualizing the Passions
The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning
Mindfulness Versus Positive Evaluation
Optimism
Optimistic Explanatory Style
A Member of the Positive Psychology Family
The Power of Believing You
ProblemSolving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment
Setting Goals for Life and Happiness
A Developmental Perspective
Its Structure and Function in Regulating Successful
Reality Negotiation
Authenticity and Positivity in Social
Empathy and Altruism
The Sources of Moral Motivation
Toughness
A Role for Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating
Integrative Science in Pursuit
Toward a Biology of Social Support
On the Benefits of Writing or Talking
BenefitFinding and BenefitReminding
Perceiving Benefits and Growth
The Pursuit of Meaningfulness in Life
Humor
Meditation and Positive Psychology
Discovering and Conserving the Sacred
Development Prevention
Outlook for the 21st Century
Creativity
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Over de auteur (2001)

C. R. Snyder is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas. Shane J. Lopez is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas.

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