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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology


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Foreword PrefacePart 1: Major Developments in Positive Psychology1: A Case for Positive PsychologyShane J. Lopez and Matthew W. Gallagher2: Positive Psychology Past, Present, & FutureEd Diener3: Positive EmotionsMichael Cohn & Barbara Fredrickson4: Classifying and Measuring Strengths of CharacterChristopher Peterson & Nansook Park5: Positive Psychology ApplicationsP. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph, John Maltby, & Alex M. Wood6: Positive Psychology within a Cultural ContextJennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, & Shane J. LopezPart 2: Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior 7: Stopping the "Madness": Positive Psychology and Deconstructing the Illness Ideology and the DSMJames Maddux8: Widening the Diagnostic Focus: A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental ResourcesBeatrice Wright & Shane J. Lopez9: Toward a Science of Mental HealthCorey L. M. Keyes10: Measuring the Dynamics of Positive Human Health: From Covariance Systems to Dynamic StructuresAnthony D. Ong & Alex J. Zautra11: Positive EthicsMitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, Michael C. GottliebPart 3: Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan 12: Resilience in DevelopmentAnn S. Masten, J. J. Cutili, Janette E. Herbers, & Marie-Gabrielle J. Reed13: Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents: Development, Prevention, and PromotionKeri J. Brown Kirschman, Rebecca J. Johnson, Jade A. Bender, & Michael C. Roberts14: The Positive Youth Development Perspective: Theoretical and Empirical Bases of a Strengths-Based Approach to Adolescent DevelopmentRichard M. Lerner15: Aging Well in the 21st Century: Challenges and OpportunitiesGail W. Williamson & Julie Christie16: New Territories of Positive Lifespan Developments: Wisdom and Life LongingsSusanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, & Paul B. BaltesPart 4: Emotional Approaches17: Subjective Well-Being: The Science of Happiness and Life SatisfactionEd Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, & Richard E. Lucas18: Flow Theory and ResearchJeanne Nakamura & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi19: Positive Affectivity: The Disposition to Experience Positive Emotional StatesDavid Watson & Kristin Naragon20: The Social Construction of Self-EsteemJohn P. Hewitt21: Coping Through Emotional Approach: Emerging Evidence for the Utility of Processing and Expressing Emotions in Responding to StressorsAnnette L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, & Jennifer L. Austenfeld22: The Positive Psychology of Emotional IntelligencePeter Salovey, John D. Mayer, David Caruso, & Seung Hee You23: Emotional Creativity: Toward "Spiritualizing the Passions" James AverillPart 5: Cognitive Approaches24: CreativityDean Keith Simonton25: The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive FunctioningSuzanne Thompson26: Mindfulness vs. Personal EvaluationEllen Langer27: Perspectives on TimeIlona Boniwell 28: OptimismCharles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier, Christopher J. Miller, & Daniel Fulford29: Optimistic Explanatory StyleChristopher Peterson & Tracy A. Steen 30: Hope TheoryKevin L. Rand & Jennifer S. Cheavens31: Self-Efficacy, The Power of Believing You CanJames E. Maddux32: Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological AdjustmentP. Paul Heppner & Dong-gwi Lee33: Self-DeterminationMichael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, & Julie Sergeant34: Curiosity and Interest: The Benefits of Thriving on Novelty and ChallengeTodd B. Kashdan & Paul J. Silvia35: CourageCynthia Pury & Shane J. Lopez Part 6: Interpersonal Approaches36: Relationship Connection: A Redux on the Role of Minding and the Quality of Feeling Special in the Enhancement of ClosenessJohn Harvey & Brian Pauwels 37: CompassionEric J. Cassell 38: Adult Attachment Security: The Relational Scaffolding of Positive PsychologyFrederick G. Lopez39: Empathy and AltruismC. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, & David A. Lishner40: ForgivenessMichael E. McCullough, Lindsey M. Root, Benjamin A. Tabak, Charlotte Witvliet41: Furthering the Science of GratitudePhilip Watkins, Michael Van Gelder, & Araceli Fias42: LoveClyde Hendrick & Susan S. Hendrick43: For Richer...In Good Times...and In Health: Positive Process in RelationshipsNatalya C. Maisel & Shelly L. GablePart 7: Self-Based Approaches44: What's Positive About Self-Verification?Rebecca J. North & William B. Swann, Jr.45: Reality NegotiationRaymond L. Higgins & Matthew W. Gallagher46: HumilityJune Tangney47: The Motive for Distinctiveness: Identity Construction in a Cultural ContextVivian L. VignolesPart 8: Biological Approaches 48: A Role of Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive ProcessesAlice M. Isen49: Toward a Biology of Social SupportSally S. Dickerson & Peggy M. Zoccola50: The Central Role of the Heart in Generating and Sustaining Positive EmotionsRollin McCraty & Robert A. Rees51: ToughnessRichard A. Dienstbier & Lisa M. Pytlik ZilligPart 9: Positive Institutions52: Family-Centered Positive PsychologySusan M. Sheridan & Jennifer D. Burt53: Positive SchoolsE. Scott Huebner; Rich Gilman, Amy L. Reschly, & Russell Hall 54: Positive Psychology on CampusLaurie A. Schreiner, Eileen Hulme, Roderick Hetzel, & Shane J. Lopez55: Positive WorkplacesFred Luthans & Carolyn M. Youssef 56: Positive Institutions, Law, and PolicyPeter H. Huang & Jeremy A. BlumenthalPart 10: Specific Coping Approaches57: Meditation and Positive PsychologyShauna L. Shapiro58: Spirituality: The Search for the SacredKenneth I. Pargament & Annette Mahoney59: Sharing One's Story: On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional ExperiencesKate G. Neiderhoffer & James W. Pennebaker60: Benefit-Finding and GrowthSuzanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, & Glenn Affleck61: Making Sense of Loss, Perceiving Benefits, and Posttraumatic GrowthChristopher G. Davis & Susan Nolen-Hoeksema62: Happiness, Resilience, and Positive Growth via Physical Disability: Issues for Understanding, Research, and Therapeutic InterventionDana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, & Timothy ElliottPart 11: Toward Better Lives63: The Promise of Sustainable HappinessJulia Boehm & Sonya Lyubomirsky64: Meaning in LifeMichael F. Steger65: The Future of Positive Psychology: Pursuing Three Big GoalsShane J. Lopez

About the Author

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Research in Education, University of Kansas. C.R. Snyder, Ph.D., was Wright Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kansas.


This is an excellent book on a unique approach to psychology. The international authorship helps readers see positive psychology from many different vantage points. * Doody's Notes (Gary B Kaniuk, Psy.D, Cermak Health Services) *

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