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Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
The Science of Happiness and Flourishing

Fourth Edition

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Psychological Health

September 2023 | 616 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing offers students an up-to-date and contemporary introduction to the field of positive psychology. Topically organized, authors William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman examine how Positive Psychology relates to stressors and health, within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. Updates to the Fourth Edition include new material on the spread of positive psychology around the world and expanded coverage on character strengths, emotional intelligence, leisure, and the biology of positive emotions.

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Chapter 1. An Introduction to Positive Psychology
Chapter 2. Foundations: Emotion, Motivation, and the Nature of Well-Being
Chapter 3. Subjective Well-Being
Chapter 4. Leisure, Flow, Mindfulness, and Peak Performance
Chapter 5. Romantic Love and Positive Families
Chapter 6. Positive Health
Chapter 7. Excellence, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Genius
Chapter 8. Well-Being Across the Life Span
Chapter 9. Models of Optimal Well-Being
Chapter 10. Religion, Spirituality, and Well-Being
Chapter 11. Positive Institutions and Cultural Well-Being
Chapter 12. A Look Toward the Future of Positive Psychology


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