Why I wrote this book
Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements What is positive psychology?
Your emotions and you
Optimism and hope
Living in flow
Happiness and subjective well-being
Is happiness necessary or sufficient? The concept of eudaimonic well-being
Meaning in making: values, motivations and life goals
Time in our lives
Positive psychology and life complexities and challenges
The freedom of choice and how to survive it
The positive psychology of strengths
Putting it into practise
The future of positive psychology Bibliography
Dr 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.