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  1. 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 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 7th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Happiness and Well-being

    Edited by Felicia A. Huppert, P. Alex Linley

    Series: Critical Concepts in Psychology

    Questions about the meaning, purpose, and pursuit of happiness and well-being have been addressed by thinkers since ancient times but over the past decade or so there has been a tremendous upsurge of scholarly interest in the subject. This renewed interest has come from a variety of academic...

    Published March 10th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Applied Positive Psychology

    Improving Everyday Life, Health, Schools, Work, and Society

    Edited by Stewart I. Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Jeanne Nakamura

    Series: Applied Psychology Series

    Positive Psychology has experienced extraordinary growth over the past decade. Emerging research in this area is suggesting new strategies for improving everyday life, healthcare, education systems, organizations and work life, and societies across the globe. This book will be of interest to all...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Doing Something Different

    Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Practices

    Edited by Thorana S. Nelson

    Many books on solution-focused brief therapy provide histories, overviews, and uses of the approach. Doing Something Different does not do any of those things. Instead, it provides those interested in the solution-focused approach with a plethora of ideas for practice, training, and simply enjoying...

    Published May 18th 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Joy of Work?

    Jobs, Happiness, and You

    By Peter Warr, Guy Clapperton

    Are you happy at work? Or do you just grin and bear it? We spend an average of 25% of our lives at work, so it’s important to make the best of it. The Joy of Work? looks at happiness and unhappiness from a fresh perspective. It draws on up-to-date research from around the world to present the...

    Published September 7th 2009 by Routledge

  9. The Positive Psychology of Buddhism and Yoga, 2nd Edition

    Paths to A Mature Happiness

    By Marvin Levine

    This book describes Buddhist-Yogic ideas in relation to those of contemporary Western psychology. The book begins with the Buddhist view of the human psyche and of the human condition. This leads to the question of what psychological changes need to be made to improve that condition. Similarities...

    Published July 13th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Human Potential

    Exploring Techniques Used to Enhance Human Performance

    By David Vernon

    Throughout time, people have explored the ways in which they can improve some aspect of their performance. Such attempts are more visible today, with many working to gain an ‘edge’ on their performance, whether it is to learn a new language, improve memory or increase golf handicaps. This book...

    Published June 10th 2009 by Routledge