Positive Psychology: theory, research and applications
This book presents the latest research and developments on the themes of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, personal strengths, love and many other themes. In particular, you will find out how levels of happiness can be increased, what stops us from flourishing and how positive psychology can be applied to many professional disciplines.
This new book combines a wealth of information about positive psychology with reflective questions, critical comments and up-to-date research. This includes:
Personal development exercises to help you mix research and practical application
Mock exams to train you for the exams
Reflect on” boxes to make you think about the concepts and theories studied
“Experiments” boxes listing all the most significant current scientific experiments
Suggestions for resource materials that will guide you in the future
Measurement tools presenting popular tools of positive psychology
Pause” boxes relating key issues, concepts and thinkers
Chapter summaries to help you check if you have understood
Review questions to help you reinforce what you have learned
“This book is a valuable resource for students seeking an introduction to Positive Psychology, and a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of this innovative approach to the study and experience of human behaviour. It largely covers the major theories and concepts developed in Positive Psychology and the importance they have in interventions and applications in different areas of life. Hefferon and Boniwell have a rigorous yet accessible and friendly style. Through effective learning methods, they engage the reader actively through critical reflection on each theme. The authors discuss the different problems and open questions that still characterize Positive Psychology as a recent field through an objective and balanced approach. Antonella Delle Fave, University of Milan, Italy.
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