The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

By Lopez, Shane J.

Publishers Summary:
Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice. 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers

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978-1-40516-125-1
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell


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Reviewed on April 15, 2009

The concept that happy individuals are successful across domains resonates within the scholarly, practitioner, and public views of optimal human functioning, and its study is called positive psychology. Now that positive psychology has reached its ten-year mark, it has grown into a fully developed discipline within the context of general psychology. Lopez, research director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, as well as a Gallup senior scientist, brings together a basic study in this interdisciplinary field. With 300 entries ranging from 400 to 4500 words, authored by over 150 leading international researchers, educato...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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