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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 23 new and published books in the subject of Positive Psychology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. The Importance of Suffering

    The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

    By James Davies

    In this book James Davies considers emotional suffering as part and parcel of what it means to live and develop as a human being, rather than as a mental health problem requiring only psychiatric, antidepressant or cognitive treatment. This book therefore offers a new perspective on emotional...

    Published November 18th 2011 by Routledge

  9. The Therapist's Notebook on Positive Psychology

    Activities, Exercises, and Handouts

    By Bill O'Hanlon, Bob Bertolino

    How can psychotherapists apply the wealth of recent research in Positive Psychology to their clinical work to help their clients change in positive directions? Bill O’Hanlon, who originated Solution-Oriented Therapy in the early 1980s, and Bob Bertolino, an experienced clinician, build the bridge...

    Published July 5th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Positive Psychology

    The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths, 2nd Edition

    By Alan Carr

    Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists. Positive Psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well-being, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge