The Psych 101 Series: Positive Psychology 101

Editor/Author Watkins, Philip C.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-82-612697-9
Category: Psychology
Image Count: 18
Book Status: Available
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Written by a highly respected scholar and educator of positive psychology, this is a concise, accessible introduction to this popular field of study. Appropriate for anyone seeking an introduction to positive psychology and an ideal brief text for relevant college courses, this book surveys the origins and current state of what is known about this evolving field. It places a particular emphasis on well-being as the leading edge of positive psychology research and practice.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Foundational Concepts and Issues of Positive Psychology: The What and Why of Happiness
  • Chapter 2 Cataloging the Good Life: The Strengths of Happiness
  • Chapter 3 How Do One's Circumstances Impact Happiness?
  • Chapter 4 What Are Happy People Like? The Characteristics of Happiness
  • Chapter 5 Are Relationships Important to Happiness?
  • Chapter 6 How Do Happy People Think? The Mind-Set of Happiness
  • Chapter 7 Can You Change Your Happiness?
  • Chapter 8 Conclusions About Positive Psychology: Matters of Happiness