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Health, Happiness, and Well-Being

Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
Better Living Through Psychological Science

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September 2014 | 472 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“One of the strongest features is that chapters [are] written by the people who have done the research.  I am familiar with the work of all of them, and it’s a stellar group.”
- James E. Maddux, George Mason University

Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
provides readers with a panoramic view of what the best psychological science has to offer regarding how to attain physical health and optimum psychological functioning. Students, faculty, general readers, and professionals can rely on the expertise of leading scholars to assist them in evaluating claims and appreciating the influence of popular yet unsubstantiated beliefs in shaping opinions about behavioral health and psychological well-being.

Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, the authors discuss why accurate, up-to-date, and valid health information is vital to achieving the good life.
Steven Jay Lynn, William O'Donohue, and Scott O. Lilienfeld
Chapter 1: Health, Happiness, and Well-Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science
Part I: Essential Skills for Better Living
Lorie A. Ritschel and Cynthia L. Ramirez
Chapter 2: Emotion Regulation: Staying in Control
Christine Maguth Nezu, Arthur M. Nezu, and Sarah Ricelli
Chapter 3: Effective Problem Solving
James D. Herbert and Lynn L. Brandsma
Chapter 4: Understanding and Enhancing Psychological Acceptance
Part II: Coping and Resilience
Anthony Papa, Julie Kahler, and Clair Rummel
Chapter 5: Stress, Coping, and Resilience in the Face of Trauma
Joshua R. Dyer, Merry Sylvester, Emily K. Traupman, Jessica L. Mackelprang, and David R. Patterson
Chapter 6: Coping With Chronic Pain
Anne Malaktaris, Peter Lemons, Steven Jay Lynn, and Liam Condon
Chapter 7: Chilling Out: Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga
Part III: Staying Healthy and Becoming Healthier
Richard R. Bootzin, Elaine Blank, and Tucker Peck
Chapter 8: Sleeping Well
Adria Pearson and Linda W. Craighead
Chapter 9: Science Weighs in on Obesity
Reed Maxwell and Steven Jay Lynn
Chapter 10: Exercise: A Path to Physical and Psychological Well-Being
Part IV: Happiness and Spirituality
S. Katherine Nelson, Jaime L. Kurtz, and Sonja Lyubomirsky
Chapter 11: What Psychological Science Knows About Achieving Happiness
Emily A. Padgett, Katherine G. Kusner, and Kenneth I. Pargament
Chapter 12: Integrating Religion and Spirituality Into Treatment: Research and Practice
Robert J. Sternberg
Chapter 13: Building Wisdom and Character
Part V: Enriching Relationships, Managing Money
Matthew D. Johnson
Chapter 14: Making Marriage (and Other Relationships) Work
Rachael Ann Fite
Chapter 15: The Joys of Loving: Enhancing Sexual Experiences
Keith D. Allen, Mark D. Shriver, and Cy Nadler
Chapter 16: Raising Our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting
William O'Donohue and Alexandros Maragakis
Chapter 17: Financial Skills

“One of the strongest features is that chapters [are] written by the people who have done the research.  I am familiar with the work of all of them, and it’s a stellar group.”

James E. Maddux, George Mason University

An essential guide to strategies for improving health and wellbeing which provides a good foundation for students to build on.

Mrs Liz Hall
Psychology, Petroc College
August 14, 2019

An interesting and critical look at how Psychology as a discipline can contribute to improving well being in society

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
February 11, 2019

Offers good insights into psychological wellbeing.

Mrs Lowri Ann Dowthwaite
School of Health, University of Central Lancashire
April 8, 2016

Very accessible book with plenty of useful chapters for looking at Wellbeing in Education

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, Winchester University
August 27, 2015

This is an extremely comprehensive and easily read narrative surrounding the fundamental aspects of health, happiness and well-being. The introduction and first chapter will be essential reading for our BA Hons Professional Development (Health and Social Care) students and will be placed on our recommended reading list.

Mr Shaun Kershaw
Petroc, Petroc
March 3, 2015

Lynn's discussion are easy to read and follow, enhances the underpinning knowledge of health and well-being.

Mrs Petra Chipperfield
Department of Adult Nursing, City University
February 24, 2015

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Steven Jay Lynn

Steven Jay Lynn is a distinguished professor of psychology (SUNY) and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University. He is the inaugural editor and editor of Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice (APA), and he is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities at the State University of New York. Dr. Lynn is a fellow of many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the American... More About Author

William T. O'Donohue

William T. O’Donohue is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno, and a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He is widely recognized in the field for his proposed innovations in mental health service delivery, in treatment design and evaluation, and in knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy and served on the Board of Directors of this organization. Dr. O’Donohue has published over 50 books and 150 articles in scholarly... More About Author

Scott O. Lilienfeld †

Scott O. Lilienfeld is professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The founder and editor of Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, he is past president (2001-2002) of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Section III, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. He has served on 10 editorial boards, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Clinical Psychology Review. Dr. Lilienfeld has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and books on personality disorders (particularly psychopathic personality), personality... More About Author

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