Preface Acknowledgements Guided TourIntroduction to Positive Psychology Understanding Emotions Happiness and Subjective Wellbeing across Nations Eudaimonic Wellbeing Optimism, Explanatory Style and Hope Resilience, Post-traumatic Growth and Positive Ageing Values, Motivation and Goal Theories Positive Psychological Interventions The Body in Positive Psychology Applying Positive Psychology Summing Up Positive Psychology References Index
Kate Hefferon is a lecturer on the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London, UK. Her interests lie within the areas of post-traumatic growth, physical activity, health and well-being. Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. Having founded the first Masters in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe at UEL, she now teaches at l'Ecole Centrale Paris, and consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as Director of Positran. She is also assisting the Government of Bhutan in developing a framework for happiness-based public policy, at the request of the UN. Her bestselling book, Positive Psychology in a Nutshell, has been translated into many languages.