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Applied Positive Psychology
Integrated Positive Practice

Second Edition


304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Updated with the latest theory and research and structured around a pioneering multidimensional model of wellbeing, this book equips you with the knowledge and tools to apply positive psychology to many areas of life.

This includes interventions aimed at developing mental and physical functioning, as well as recommendations for enhancing relationships and reshaping organisational structures. A wealth of case studies show you how these practices can be successfully deployed in diverse real-world contexts, such as society, religion, the classroom and the workplace.

Key features include:
  • Learning objectives
  • Practice essay questions and quizzes
  • Useful psychometric tools you can adapt for your own research
  • Summary boxes
  • Case study and reflection boxes
  • Suggested further reading
  • Keyword definitions and glossary list of acronyms 

This book is essential reading for students of Applied Positive Psychology or the Psychology of Happiness and Wellbeing.

Tim Lomas is a Psychology Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and part of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University.
Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Research Psychologist.
Itai Ivtzan is the Director of the School of Positive Transformation.
Kirsty Gardiner is a Chartered Social Psychologist and a Research Director of a DEI consultancy.
 
1 Preparing for the Journey
 
2 The Mind
 
3 The Body and the Brain
 
4 Culture and Society
 
5 Childhood and Development
 
6 Occupations and Organisations
 
7 Religion and Spirituality
 
8 Ethical and Reflective Practice

Tim Lomas

Dr Tim Lomas, PhD, is a Psychology Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and part of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. Tim’s main research focus is exploring cross-cultural perspectives on wellbeing, especially concepts and practices deemed ‘non-Western.’ Since 2013, Tim has published over 100 papers and 12 books relating to wellbeing, involving topics/approaches including linguistics, non-human intelligence, semiotics, art, emotional dialectics, balance/harmony, systems theory, social theory, politics, gender, and Buddhism. His latest book, entitled... More About Author

Kate Hefferon

Dr. Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Research Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the Msc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London. She is the author of several peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on positive psychology. Her research interests include posttraumatic growth, resilience, physical activity and embodiment. More About Author

Itai Ivtzan

Dr Itai Ivtzan is passionate about the combination of psychology and spirituality. He is the director of the School of Positive Transformation. He published several books, as well as many journal papers and book chapters. His main interests are positive psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. He is a regular keynote speaker at conferences. If you wish to get additional information about his work or contact him, please visit the School of Positive Transformation website.  More About Author

Kirsty Gardiner

Dr Kirsty Gardiner is a Chartered Social Psychologist, and a Research Director of a DEI consultancy. She is an experienced lecturer in Positive Psychology, Social Psychology, and Behaviour Change, having led and taught on several prominent University courses. Kirsty is also a dedicated researcher, focusing specifically on the socio-cultural determinants of health and wellbeing - and believes ardently in the value of research for driving social change. More About Author