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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology

Six Volume Set
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August 2015 | 2 044 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Positive Psychology has evolved rapidly over the past decade, attracting an ever-increasing number of adherents in academia and beyond. In just over 15 years since the emergence of the field, interest has grown exponentially, drawing in both new students and established scholars, generating a proliferation of journal articles and international conferences, and attracting considerable interest in the media and society at large.

This major offers a clear and comprehensive assessment of Positive Psychology, assembling the seminal theories, studies and applications together in one overarching compendium and bringing clarity and definition to this emerging discipline.

Volume 1: Philosophical and conceptual perspectives

Volume 2: Constructs and theories

Volume 3: Measurement and assessment

Volume 4: Interventions and activities

Volume 5: Positive psychology in applied settings

Volume 6: Critiques, controversies, and current issues

Shared Virtue: The Convergence of Valued Human Strengths across Culture and History

Katherine Dahlsgaard, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman
The Humanistic Psychology–Positive Psychology Divide: Contrasts in Philosophical Foundations

Alan Waterman
The Humanistic Psychology and Positive Psychology Connection: Implications for Psychotherapy

Stella Resnick, Arthur Warmoth and Ilene Serlin
Subjective Well-Being: Three Decades of Progress

Ed Diener, Eunkook Suh, Richard Lucas and Heidi Smith
Learned Helplessness in Humans: Critique and Reformulation

Lyn Abramson, Martin Seligman and John Teasdale
Influence of Extraversion and Neuroticism on Subjective Well-Being: Happy and Unhappy People

Paul Costa and Robert McCrae
Positive Psychology: Past, Present, and (Possible) Future

P. Alex Linley, Stephen Joseph, Susan Harrington and Alex Wood
Tracing the Size, Reach, Impact, and Breadth of Positive Psychology

Reuben Rusk and Lea Waters
Orientations to Happiness and Life Satisfaction: The Full Life versus the Empty Life

Christopher Peterson, Nansook Park and Martin Seligman
The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Laura King and Ed Diener
The Mental Health Continuum: From Languishing to Flourishing in Life

Corey Keyes
Origins and Functions of Positive and Negative Affect: A Control-Process View

Charles Carver and Michael Scheier
The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology: The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions

Barbara Fredrickson
Emotional Intelligence

Peter Salovey and John Mayer
Self-Determination Theory and the Facilitation of Intrinsic Motivation, Social Development, and Well-Being

Richard Ryan and Edward Deci
Goal Striving, Need Satisfaction, and Longitudinal Well-Being: The Self-Concordance Model

Kennon Sheldon and Andrew Elliot
Are There Universal Aspects in the Structure and Content of Human Values?

Shalom Schwartz
Possible Selves

Hazel Markus and Paula Nurius
Posttraumatic Growth: Conceptual Foundations and Empirical Evidence

Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun
Optimal Experience in Work and Leisure

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Judith LeFevre
Strengths of Character and Well-Being

Nansook Park, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman
When Choice Is Demotivating: Can One Desire Too Much of a Good Thing?

Sheena Iyengar and Mark Lepper
Income and Happiness: Towards a Unified Theory

Richard Easterlin
Pursuing Happiness: The Architecture of Sustainable Change

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Kennon Sheldon and David Schkade
Happiness Is Everything, or Is It? Explorations on the Meaning of Psychological Well-Being

Carol Ryff
Development and Validation of Brief Measures of Positive and Negative Affect: The PANAS Scales

David Watson, Lee Anna Clark and Auke Tellegen
The Satisfaction with Life Scale

Ed Diener et al.
The Meaning in Life Questionnaire: Assessing the Presence of and Search for Meaning in Life

Michael Steger, Patricia Frazier, Shigehiro Oishi and Matthew Kaler
Distinguishing Optimism from Neuroticism (and Trait Anxiety, Self-Mastery, and Self-Esteem): A Reevaluation of the Life Orientation Test

Michael Scheier, Charles Carver and Michael Bridges
Assessing Coping Strategies: A Theoretically Based Approach

Charles Carver, Michael Scheier and Jagdish Kumari Weintraub
Emotional Style and Susceptibility to the Common Cold

Sheldon Cohen, William Doyle, Ronald Turner, Cuneyt Alper and David Skoner
Alterations in Brain and Immune Function Produced by Mindfulness Meditation

Richard Davidson et al.
Positive Emotions in Early Life and Longevity: Findings from the Nun Study

Deborah Danner, David Snowdon and Wallace Friesen
Happiness Is a Stochastic Phenomenon

David Lykken and Auke Tellegen
The Social Context of Well–Being

John Helliwell and Robert Putnam
Dynamic Spread of Happiness in a Large Social Network: Longitudinal Analysis of the Framingham Heart Study Social Network

James Fowler et al.
Risk, Resilience, and Recovery: Perspectives from the Kauai Longitudinal Study

Emmy Werner
Successful Aging

George Vaillant and Kenneth Mukamal
A Survey Method for Characterizing Daily Life Experience: The Day Reconstruction Method

Daniel Kahneman et al.
Post-Traumatic Growth and Life Threatening Physical Illness: A Systematic Review of the Qualitative Literature

Kate Hefferon, Madeleine Grealy and Nanette Mutrie
Development of a Program to Increase Personal Happiness

Michael Fordyce
Long-Term Effects of a Control-Relevant Intervention with the Institutionalized Aged

Judith Rodin and Ellen Langer
An Outpatient Program in Behavioral Medicine for Chronic Pain Patients Based on the Practice of Mindfulness Meditation: Theoretical Considerations and Preliminary Results

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Counting Blessings versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life

Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough
How to Increase and Sustain Positive Emotion: The Effects of Expressing Gratitude and Visualizing Best Possible Selves

Kennon Sheldon and Sonja Lyubomirsky
The Health Benefits of Writing about Intensely Positive Experiences

Chad Burton and Laura King
Effects of Exercise Training on Older Patients with Major Depression

James Blumenthal et al.
Appreciative Inquiry in Organizational Life

David Cooperrider and Suresh Srivastva
What Do You Do When Things Go Right? The Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Benefits of Sharing Positive Events

Shelly Gable et al.
Enhancing Well-Being and Alleviating Depressive Symptoms with Positive Psychology Interventions: A Practice-Friendly Meta-Analysis

Nancy SinandSonja Lyubomirsky
Becoming Happier Takes Both a Will and a Proper Way: An Experimental Longitudinal Intervention to Boost Well-Being

Sonja Lyubomirsky et al.
A Meta-Analytic Review of the Penn Resiliency Program’s Effect on Depressive Symptoms

Steven Brunwasser, Jane Gillham and Eric Kim
Intelligence Praise Can Undermine Motivation and Performance

Claudia Mueller and Carol Dweck
Toward a Psychology of Positive Youth Development

Reed Larson
Of Memes and Marriage: Toward a Positive Relationship Science

Frank Fincham and Steven Beach
Integrating Positive Psychology into Counseling: Why and (When Appropriate) How

Alex Harris, Carl Thoresen and Shane Lopez
Development and Characteristics of a Well-Being Enhancing Psychotherapeutic Strategy: Well-Being Therapy

Giovanni Fava and Chiara Ruini
Positive Psychology in Clinical Practice

Angela Lee Duckworth, Tracy Steen and Martin Seligman
The Impact of Life Coaching on Goal Attainment, Metacognition and Mental Health

Anthony Grant
Foundations of Positive Organizational Scholarship

Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton and Robert Quinn
The Need for and Meaning of Positive Organizational Behavior

Fred Luthans
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness: Building Resilience in a Challenging Institutional Context

Rhonda Cornum, Michael Matthews and Martin Seligman
Positive Health

Martin Seligman
Positive Psychology: History in the Remaking?

Dana Becker and Jeanne Marecek
The Negative Side of Positive Psychology

Barbara Held
Does the Positive Psychology Movement Have Legs?

Richard Lazarus
Positive Psychology in Cancer Care: Bad Science, Exaggerated Claims, and Unproven Medicine

James Coyne and Howard Tennen
The Complex Dynamics of Wishful Thinking: The Critical Positivity Ratio

Nicholas Brown, Alan Sokal and Harris Friedman
“Positive Psychology”: Some Plusses and Some Open Issues

Emory Cowen and Ryan Kilmer
Defensive Pessimism: Harnessing Anxiety as Motivation

Julie Norem and Nancy Cantor
Positive Psychology 2.0: Towards a Balanced Interactive Model of the Good Life

Paul Wong
On Being Positive: Concerns and Counterpoints

Stephen Fineman
Reconsidering Happiness: The Cost of Distinguishing between Hedonics and Eudaimonia

Todd Kashdan, Robert Biswar-Diener and Laura King
Beyond the Hedonic Treadmill: Revising the Adaptation Theory of Well-Being

Ed Diener, Richard Lucas and Christie Napa Scollon
Critical Positive Masculinity

Tim Lomas
Toward a Multicultural Positive Psychology: Indigenous Forgiveness and Hmong Culture

Steven Sandage, Peter Hill and Henry Vang
Beyond Positive Psychology? Toward a Contextual View of Psychological Processes and Well-Being

James McNulty and Frank Fincham
The Role of Power in Wellness, Oppression, and Liberation: The Promise of Psychopolitical Validity

Isaac Prilleltensky
The LIFE Model: A Conceptual Map for Applied Positive Psychology

Tim Lomas, Kate Hefferon and Itai Ivtzan