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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology


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Part 1. Major Developments in Positive Psychology Chapter 1. Strengthening Positive Psychology Chapter 2. Positive Psychology: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3. Positive Emotions Chapter 4. Classifying and Measuring Strengths of Character Chapter 5. Positive Psychology Applications Chapter 6. Positive Psychology Within a Cultural Context Part 2. Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior Chapter 7. Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSM Chapter 8. Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources Chapter 9. Better Together: The Sciences and the Humanities in the Quest for Human Flourishing Chapter 10. Mental Health: historical and cultural perspectives Chapter 11. Modeling Positive Human Health: From Covariance Structures to Dynamic Systems Part 3. Positive Psychology across the Lifespan Chapter 12. Positive Psychology among Infants and Young Children Chapter 13. Resilience in Development Chapter 14. Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and Promotion Chapter 15. The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent Development Chapter 16. Positive Aging Chapter 17. New Territories of Positive Life-Span Development: Wisdom and Life Longings Part 4. Emotional Approaches Chapter 18. Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction Chapter 19. Happiness Chapter 20. The Experience of Flow: Theory and Research Chapter 21. Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional States Chapter 22. The Social Construction of Self-Esteem Chapter 23. Coping Through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to Stressors Chapter 24. The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence Part 5. Cognitive Approaches Chapter 25. Creativity Chapter 26. The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning Chapter 27. Mindfulness Versus Positive Evaluation Chapter 28. Optimism Chapter 29. Optimistic Explanatory Style Chapter 30. Hope Theory Chapter 31. Self-Efficacy: The Power of Believing You Can Chapter 32. Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment Chapter 33. Self-Determination Chapter 34. Curiosity and Interest: The Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and Challenge Chapter 35. Courage Part 6. Interpersonal Approaches Chapter 36. Compassion Chapter 37. Attachment Chapter 38. Empathy Chapter 39. Forgiveness Chapter 40. Furthering the Science of Gratitude Chapter 41. Love Chapter 42. For Richer . . . in Good Times . . . and in Health: Positive Processes in Relationships Chapter 43. Intergenerational Solidarity: The role in Family and Society Part 7. Self-Based Approaches Chapter 44. What's Positive About Self-Verification? Chapter 45. Reality Negotiation Chapter 46. Humility Part 8. Biological Approaches Chapter 47. Toward a Biology of Social Support Chapter 48. The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive Emotions Chapter 49. Toughness Chapter 50. Impact of Positive Psychology on Health Chapter 51. Neurogenetics of Resilience Chapter 52. The Role of Hyperconnectivity in Creative Perception and Cognition Chapter 53. Neural mechanisms of altruism and empathy Part 9. Positive Institutions Chapter 54. Family-Centered Positive Psychology Chapter 55. Positive Schools Chapter 56. Positive Psychology on Campus Chapter 57. Positive Workplaces Chapter 58. Positive Institutions, Law, and Policy Chapter 59. Counseling, Psychotherapy and Coaching Part 10. Specific Coping Approaches Chapter 60. Meditation and Positive Psychology Chapter 61. Spirituality: The Search for the Sacred Chapter 62. Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experience Chapter 63. Benefit-Finding and Growth Chapter 64. Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Posttraumatic Growth Chapter 65. Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth Following Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic Intervention Part 11. Toward Better Lives Chapter 66. The Promise of Sustainable Happiness Chapter 67. Meaning in Life Chapter 68. The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big Goals

About the Author

C.R. Snyder was a Professor of Psychology and the M. Erik Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. His theories pertained to how people react to personal feedback, the human need for uniqueness, the ubiquitous drive to excuse transgressions, and the hope motive. Throughout his career, he received 27 teaching awards at the university, state, and national level, and 31 research awards, including the 2002 Balfour Jeffrey Award for Research Achievement in Humanities and Social Science and the 2001 Guilford Press Award for Pioneering Scholarly Contributions in Clinical/Social/Personality Psychology. He passed away in 2006. Shane J. Lopez was Senior Scientist in Residence at Gallup and Research Director for the Clifton Strengths Institute. He published and edited numerous books throughout his career, including Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths, The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures, Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People, The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, and The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an Ancient Virtue. He was a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Positive Psychology Association. He passed away in 2016. Lisa M. Edwards is Full Professor in the Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology department at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her masters and doctorate in counseling psychology at the University of Kansas and completed a research postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. A licensed psychologist with expertise in multiculturalism and positive psychology, Edwards currently teaches, conducts research, mentors graduate students and directs the master's programs in her department. Edwards has written numerous articles, chapters and books about the intersection of positive psychology and culture, and her current research focuses on the perinatal mental health among Latinx mothers. Susana C. Marques is a Researcher at the University of Oxford, England. Much of her research focuses on key psycho-social resources and how they can be used to help individuals, groups and organizations flourish. She previously earned her PhD at Porto University, Portugal where she coordinated the subject of Positive Psychology, supervised master, doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, and worked as a full member of the Center of Psychology. Marques has written numerous articles, chapters, and books in positive psychology, especially focused on hope.

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