Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

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C. R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Medical - 709 pages
Pt. 1. Major developments in positive psychology -- 1. A case of positive psychology / Shane J. Lopez and Matthew W. Gallagher -- 2. Positive psychology : past, present, and future / Ed Diener -- 3. Positive emotions / Michael A. Cohn and Barbara L. Fredrickson -- 4. Classifying and measuring strengths of character / Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park -- 5. Positive psychology applications / P. Alex Linley [und weitere] -- 6. Positive psychology within a cultural context / Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Lisa M. Edwards, and Shane J. Lopez -- Pt. 2. Positive psychology perspectives on human behavior -- 7. Stopping the "madness" : positive psychology and deconstructing the illness ideology and the DSM / James E. Maddux -- 8. Widening the diagnostic focus : a case for including human strengths and environmental resources / Beatrice A. Wright and Shane J. Lopez -- 9. Toward a science of mental health / Corey L.M. Keyes -- 10. Modeling positive human health : from covariance structures to dynamic systems / Anthony D. Ong and Alex J. Zautra -- 11. Positive ethics : themes and variations / Mitchell M. Handelsman, Samuel Knapp, and Michael C. Gottlieb -- Pt. 3. Positive psychology across the lifespan -- 12. Resilience in development / Ann S. Masten [und weitere] -- 13. Positive psychology for children and adolescents : development, prevention, and promotion / Kari J. Brown Kirschman [und weitere] -- 14. The positive youth development perspective : theoretical and empirical bases of a strengths-based approach to adolescent development / Richard M. Lerner -- 15. Aging well in the 21st century : challenges and opportunities / Gail M. Williamson and Juliette Christie -- 16. New territories of positive life-span development : wisdom and life longings / Susanne Scheibe, Ute Kunzmann, and Paul B. Baltes -- Pt. 4. Emotional approaches -- 17. Subjective well-being : the science of happiness and life satisfaction / Ed Diener, Shigehiro Oishi, and Richard E. Lucas -- 18. Flow theory and research / Jeanne Nakamura and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi -- 19. Positive affectivity : the disposition to experience positive emotional states / David Watson and Kristin Naragon -- 20. The social construction of self-esteem / John P. Hewitt -- 21. Coping through emotional approach : emerging evidence for the utility of processing and expressing emotions in responding to stressors / Annette L. Stanton, Sarah J. Sullivan, and Jennifer L. Austenfeld -- 22. The positive psychology of emotional intelligence / Peter Salovey [und weitere] -- 23. Emotional creativity : toward "spiritualizing the passions" / James R. Averill -- Pt. 5. Cognitive approaches -- 24. Creativity / Dean Keith Simonton -- 25. The role of personal control in adaptive functioning / Suzanne C. Thompson -- 26. Mindfulness versus positive evaluation / Ellen Langer -- 27. Perspectives on time / Ilona Boniwell -- 28. Optimism / Charles S. Carver [und weitere] -- 29. Optimistic explanatory style / Christopher Peterson and Tracy A. Steen -- 30. Hope theory / Kevin L. Rand and Jennifer S. Cheavens -- 31. Self-efficacy : the power of believing you can / James E. Maddux -- 32. Problem-solving appraisal and psychological adjustment / P. Paul Heppner and Dong-gwi Lee -- 33. Self-determination / Michael L. Wehmeyer, Todd D. Little, and Julie Sergeant -- 34. Curiosity and interest : the benefits of thriving on novelty and challenge / Todd B. Kashdan and Paul J. Silvia -- 25. Courage / Cynthia L.S. Pury and Shane J. Lopez -- Pt. 6. Interpersonal approaches -- 36. Relationship connection : a redux on the role of minding and the quality of feeling special in the enhancement of closeness / John H. Harvey and Brian G. Pauwels -- 37. Compassion / Eric J. Cassell -- 38. Adult attachment security : the relational scaffolding of positive psychology / Frederick G. Lopez -- 39. Empathy and altruism / C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, and David A. Lishner -- 40. Forgiveness / Michael E. McCullough [und weitere] -- 41. Furthering the science of gratitude / Philip C. Watkins, Michael Van Gelder, and Araceli Frias -- 42. Love / Clyde Hendrick and Susan S. Hendrick -- 43. For richer, in good times, and in health : positive process in relationships / Natalya C. Maisel and Shelly L. Gable -- Pt. 7. Self-based approaches -- 44. What's positive about self-verification? / Rebecca J. North and William B. Swann Jr. -- 45. Reality negotiation / Raymond L. Higgins and Matthew W. Gallagher -- 46. Humility / June Price Tangney -- 47. The motive for distinctiveness : a universal, but flexible human need / Vivian L. Vignoles -- Pt. 8. Biological approaches -- 48. A role for neuropsychology in understanding the facilitating influence of positive affect on social behavior and cognitive processes / Alice M. Isen -- 49. Toward a biology of social support / Sally S. Dickerson and Peggy M. Zoccola -- 50. The central role of the heart in generating and sustaining positive emotions / Rollin McCraty and Robert A. Rees -- 51. Toughness / Richard A. Dienstbier and Lisa M. Pytlik Zillig -- Pt. 9. Positive institutions -- 52. Family-centered positive psychology / Susan M. Sheridan and Jennifer D. Burt -- 53. Positive schools / E. Scott Huebner [und weitere] -- 54. Positive psychology on campus / Laurie A. Schreiner [und weitere] -- 55. Positive institutions, law, and policy / Peter H. Huang and Jeremy A. Blumenthal -- Pt. 10. Specific coping approaches -- 57. Meditation and positive psychology / Shauna L. Shapiro -- 58. Spirituality : the search for the sacred / Kenneth I. Pargament and Annette Mahoney -- 59. Sharing one's story : on the benefits of writing or talking about emotional experience / Kate G. Niederhoffer and James W. Pennebaker -- 60. Benefit-finding and growth / Suzanne C. Lechner, Howard Tennen, and Glenn Affleck -- 61. Making sense of loss, perceiving benefits, and posttraumatic growth / Christopher G. Davis and Susan Nolen-Hoeksema -- 62. Happiness, resilience, and positive growth following physical disability : issues for understanding, research, and therapeutic intervention / Dana S. Dunn, Gitendra Uswatte, and Timothy R. Elliott -- Pt. 11. Toward better lives -- 63. The promise of sustainable happiness / Julia K. Boehm and Sonja Lyubomirsky -- 64. Meaning in life / Michael F. Steger -- 65. The future of positive psychology : pursuing three big goals / Shane J. Lopez
 

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Contents

Positive Psychology Perspectives on Human Behavior
59
Positive Psychology Across the Lifespan
115
Emotional Approaches
185
Cognitive Approaches
259
Interpersonal Approaches
383
SelfBased Approaches
463
Biological Approaches
501
Positive Institutions
549
Specific Coping Approaches
599
Toward Better Lives
665
Index
695
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C. R. Snyder is Professor and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas. Shane J. Lopez is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at the University of Kansas.

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