Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Positive Psychology Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published books in the subject of Positive Psychology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Mindfulness for Therapists

    Practice for the Heart

    By Eric E. McCollum

    Mindfulness for Therapists: Practice for the Heart encourages therapists to embrace mindfulness practice to create presence and depth in their work with clients. Mindfulness helps therapists cultivate compassion, relieve stress, and weather the often emotionally difficult work of providing therapy....

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Forgiveness and Reconciliation

    Theory and Application

    By Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

    To be unforgiving is harmful. The inability to come to terms with one’s anger or strife often can lead to stress disorders, mental health disorders, and relationship problems. Forgiveness is a personal decision. Forgiveness and Reconciliation focuses on individual experiences with forgiveness,...

    Published September 11th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Psychology of Becoming a Successful Worker

    Research on the changing nature of achievement at work

    By Satu Uusiautti, Kaarina Määttä

    What is success at work and why is it important? How do top workers describe their success? How can work, community, leadership, family, or home and school promote success? Success at work is often associated with career-oriented individuals who sacrifice other areas of life to achieve highly in...

    Published July 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Good Life

    Wellbeing and the new science of altruism, selfishness and immorality

    By Graham Music

    Are we born selfish or primed to help others? Does stress make people more antisocial? Can we ever be genuinely altruistic? This book explores some of the dilemmas at the heart of being human. Integrating cutting edge studies with in-depth clinical experience, Graham Music synthesizes a wealth of...

    Published May 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Psychology and Economics of Happiness

    Love, life and positive living

    By Lok Sang Ho

    Much attention has been given to the economics of everyday life, which typically applies economic principles to the analysis of the different choices that people face under different situations. Yet there are hardly any books on the economics of life—an economics that takes the finite lifespan as...

    Published November 5th 2013 by Routledge

  6. A Psychological Perspective on Joy and Emotional Fulfillment

    By Chris Meadows

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    Throughout the history of psychology, there have been full investigations of discrete emotions (particularly negative ones) and a recent wealth of books on happiness, but few exist on the emotion of joy. This book takes a unique psychological approach to understanding this powerful emotion and...

    Published October 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Mind Stimulation Therapy

    Cognitive Interventions for Persons with Schizophrenia

    By Mohiuddin Ahmed, Charles M. Boisvert

    This book presents a psychotherapy intervention model called Multimodal Integrative Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MICST). It is grounded in information processing and cognitive stimulation techniques and operates out of a positive psychology framework. This model, designed for group work with...

    Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Positive Psychology in Higher Education

    Edited by Acacia C. Parks

    Positive psychology – the scientific study of happiness – is a rapidly burgeoning field, and in no area more so than education. More departments than ever are offering courses in positive psychology, and demand for these courses is consistently high. Graduate programs offering concentrations in...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Self-Esteem

    Edited by Virgil Zeigler-Hill

    Series: Current Issues in Social Psychology

    In this edited collection a distinguished set of contributors present a broad overview of psychological research on self-esteem. Each chapter is written by leading experts in the field, and surveys current research on a particular issue concerning self-esteem. Together, the chapters provide a...

    Published March 7th 2013 by Psychology Press

  10. Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations

    Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation

    Edited by Karen Golden-Biddle, Jane E. Dutton

    Series: Series in Organization and Management

    How can application of a positive lens to understanding social change and organizations enrich and elaborate theory and practice? This is the core question that inspired this book. It is a question that brought together a diverse and talented group of researchers interested in change and...

    Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge