Psychology and Mental Health Research and Reference Titles

New and Key Titles

Positive Psychology

  1. 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

  2. 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 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  3. Positive Psychology in Search for Meaning

    Edited by Dmitry A Leontiev

    What are the ways in which we can understand the meaning of the psychology of meaning in people’s lives? In the last century mainstream psychology has largely neglected the topic of meaning. More recently, the concept has become an academically legitimate one within positive psychology and in some...

    To Be Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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