Positive Psychology: Established and Emerging Issues

Dana S. Dunn

August 28, 2017 by Routledge
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9781138698666 - CAT# Y266300
Series: Frontiers of Social Psychology


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    Provides a unique overview of positive psychology from a scholarly, social-psychological perspective. The contributors are all internationally recognized for their research in this field. A topic that informs many areas outside of social psychology, including mental health, education, and industrial and organizational psychology.


     This volume is a comprehensive review of theoretical and empirical contributions to positive psychology. It provides a scientific understanding of how human strengths help people psychologically and physically, showing how stressful circumstances do not inexorably lead to negative prognoses. It examines how individuals confront challenges, appreciate others, and regard daily experiences as meaningful. Many of the chapters also challenge the negative, disease-model approach that dominates much of the research concerning health and well-being. Chapters also address applications and future directions for the field. The broad scope makes it a key resource for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practitioners in social, clinical, and positive psychology.


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