The book starts with consideration of what Positive Psychology actually means. This is followed by chapters addressing happiness, emotions, environments and the future – for us as psychologists and the science. I particularly liked the highlighting of areas of deficiency in research so far, signposting areas where today’s students can innovate and explore.
It would seem the time is right for a more current teaching text and I found this book to be insightful and inspiring.
Simple & straightforward. I don't dig into the research as I teach the course for application.
I have requested a paperback copy so I can mark it up more easily. I also teach 2 sections of Positive Psych in the Spring.
This is a fascinating insight into how psychology can actively promote wellbeing. Really contemporary content combined with an engaging tone and helpful web links make this a must-read for any students keen to see how psychology can be applied in a positive way.
Useful text for trainee teachers, to bring about a positive way of thinking within professional contexts
Really useful information that leads into appreciative enquiry and professional midwifery advocacy. Clear and interesting.
Useful for psychology students more than trainee teachers but some useful information nevertheless. Have passed the booked on to our psychology department for adoption.
This is not a topic that is covered in my modules but an excellent book to have on the reading list.