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Positive Psychology
The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

Second Edition

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Psychology

August 2011 | 616 pages | SAGE South Asia
Bringing both theory and real-world applications of positive psychology to life!

This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors show how to apply psychological science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles to their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts.

Key Features

- Personal Mini-Experiments help students apply the practice of positive psychology to their daily lives. This Second Edition includes new experiments, such as “ Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone” and “ Emotions in a Cultural Context.”
- Life Enhancement Strategies offer methods of change that can be implemented quickly and easily to help readers attain greater connections with others, pursue meaning in their lives, and experience increased life satisfaction.
- Integrated case studies illuminate key concepts and reveal how positive psychological phenomena occur in the real world

New to This Edition

- Presents latest research on topics such as hope, courage, altruism, and more
- Offers new examples and reflections on relevant current events, such as research and statistics regarding the effects of the U.S. economy on decreasing rates of volunteerism
- Provides broader explorations of culture, with special consideration given to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, generation, nation of origin, and socioeconomic status
- Discusses new applications of mindfulness in a variety of populations and new research elucidating the relationships between the concept of hope and other positive constructs

The password-protected Instructor Teaching Site can be accessed at www.sagepub.com/snyder2einstr.

This is an ideal core text for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Positive Pshychology or Applied Psychology
 
Preface
 
Remembering C. R. Snyder's Legacy of Hope
 
I: LOOKING AT PSYCHOLOGY FROM A POSITIVE PERSPECTIVE
 
Welcome to Positive Psychology
 
Eastern and Western Perspectives on Positive Psychology
 
Classifications and Measures of Strengths and Positive Outcomes
 
II: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY IN CONTEXT
 
Developing Strengths and Living Well in a Cultural Context
 
Living Well at Every Stage of Life
 
III: POSITIVE EMOTIONAL STATES AND PROCESSES
 
The Principles of Pleasure: Understanding Positive Affect, Positive Emotions, Happiness, and Well-Being
 
Making the Most of Emotional Experiences: Emotion-Focused Coping, Emotional Intelligence, Socioemotional Selectivity, and Emotional Storytelling
 
IV: POSITIVE COGNITIVE STATES AND PROCESSES
 
Seeing Our Futures Through Self-Efficacy, Optimism, and Hope
 
Wisdom and Courage: Two Universal Virtues
 
Mindfulness, Flow, and Spirituality: In Search of Optimal Experiences
 
V: PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR
 
Empathy and Egotism: Portals to Altruism, Gratitude, and Forgiveness
 
Attachment, Love, and Flourishing Relationships
 
VI: UNDERSTANDING AND CHANGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR
 
Balanced Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Behavior
 
Interceding to Prevent the Bad and Enhance the Good
 
VII: POSITIVE ENVIRONMENTS
 
Positive Schooling
 
Good Work: The Psychology of Gainful Employment
 
The Me/We Balance: Building Better Communities
 
VIII: A POSITIVE LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOLOGY
 
Going Positive
 
References
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index

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C. R. Snyder

C. R. Snyder, Ph.D. (deceased) was the Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Internationally known for his work at the interface of clinical, social, personality, and health psychology, his theories have pertained to how people react to personal feedback, the human need for uniqueness, the ubiquitous drive to excuse transgressions and, most recently, the hope motive. He received 31 research awards and 27 teaching awards at the university, state, and national levels. In 2005, he received an honorary doctorate from Indiana Wesleyan University.   Snyder has appeared many times... More About Author

Shane J. Lopez

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. is a Gallup Senior Scientist and Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute. Dr. Lopez has published more than 100 articles and chapters and 10 books in addition to Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. These include Making Hope Happen, his first trade book; The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (with C.R. Snyder); Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People; The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology; and The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an... More About Author

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Child Development at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where she has been teaching positive psychology with a multicultural focus for over 10 years. She is the lead editor on a new edited volume entitled Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology (with Lisa M. Edwards), and recently spoke on the topic of including cultural context in positive psychological discussions as a keynote speaker at the Asian Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology in Hong Kong. Dr. Teramoto Pedrotti has... More About Author

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