Positive Psychology

Author: Alan Carr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136583084
Size: 16,59 MB
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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 in the promotion of optimal wellbeing. Alan Carr's Positive Psychology has become essential reading for anyone requiring a thorough and accessible introduction to the field. This new edition retains all the features that made the first edition so popular, including: accounts of major theories and relevant research learning objectives chapter summaries research and personal development questions suggestions for further reading measures for use in research glossaries of new terms. The book has also been completely updated to take account of recent research and major advances, and includes a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy, an extended account of research on character strengths and virtues, and a discussion of recent ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. This new edition of Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers, as well as those involved in postgraduate training in related areas such as clinical psychology, social work, counselling and psychotherapy.

Happy Money

Author: Elizabeth Dunn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451665083
Size: 14,19 MB
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Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending. Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spending that money, most people just follow their intuitions. But scientific research shows that those intuitions are often wrong. Happy Money offers a tour of research on the science of spending, explaining how you can get more happiness for your money. Authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton have outlined five principles—from choosing experiences over stuff to spending money on others—to guide not only individuals looking for financial security, but also companies seeking to create happier employees and provide “happier products” to their customers. Dunn and Norton show how companies from Google to Pepsi to Charmin have put these ideas into action. Along the way, Dunn and Norton explore fascinating research that reveals that luxury cars often provide no more pleasure than economy models, that commercials can actually enhance the enjoyment of watching television, and that residents of many cities frequently miss out on inexpensive pleasures in their hometowns. By the end of this “lively and engaging book” (Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness), you’ll be asking yourself one simple question every time you reach for your wallet: Am I getting the biggest happiness bang for my buck?

Time The Science Of Happiness

Author: TIME Magazine
Editor: Time Home Entertainment
ISBN: 1547855746
Size: 20,74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Don't worry, be happy." Sounds simple enough, yet many encounter setbacks in their pursuit of happiness. What if we could definitively say: "If you do this, you will achieve a happier and healthier life?" What if we could unlock the key to happiness? Enter Science. In an all new special edition from TIME, The Science of Happiness: New Discoveries for a More Joyful Life, editors investigate exclusive, cutting-edge research from the Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness. Focusing in on the debate surrounding whether or not there is a direct relationship between happiness and health, this special edition explores the factors that affect happiness in three outlined sections - mind, life and spirit &– and considers aspects such as positivity, optimism, purpose, family, finance, spirituality, and gratitude, in order to examine happiness from different angles. Although the research included in The Science of Happiness is a work in progress, it is a step toward unlocking the key to happiness by grounding a cute catchphrase in fact and science.

The Science Of Happiness

Author: Stefan Klein
ISBN: 9781922247216
Size: 19,83 MB
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The international bestseller. An enthralling exploration of the science of happiness. We all know what it feels like to be happy, but what mechanisms inside our brains trigger such a positiveemotion? What does it really mean to be happy, and why can't we feel that way all of the time? Psychologists and neuroscientists have been studying negative emotions for decades, but until recently few have focused on the subject of happiness. Now, in The Science of Happiness, leading science journalist Stefan Klein ranges widely across the latest frontiers of neuroscience and psychology to explain how happiness is generated in our brains, what biological purpose it serves, and the conditions required to foster the 'pursuit of happiness'. A remarkable synthesis of a growing body of research that has not been brought together before, The Science of Happiness is, ultimately, a book that helps us understand our own quest for happiness -- and is certain to help make you happier.

The Science Of Happiness Developed In A Series Of Essays On Self Love By A Friend To Humanity

Author: Science
Size: 17,54 MB
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Buddhism And The Science Of Happiness A Personal Exploration Of Buddhism In Today S World

Author: William Woollard
ISBN: 9781907652738
Size: 20,57 MB
Format: PDF
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In his tv programmes William Woollard has established a firm reputation for his ability to take difficult and often obscure bits of science and make them immediately interesting and accessible to the average listener. In this book he does very much the same thing for Buddhism and what it has to offer in a modern context. His theme is really happiness. So he takes us on a journey to unravel what it is that makes us feel good about ourselves and our lives and our relationships. On the way he reveals the fascinating conjunction that has now emerged between the classical teachings of Buddhism, and the latest findings from today's sociologists, and psychologists and neuroscientists, about who we are, and what really makes us happy.

Positive Psychology The Science Of Happiness And Flourishing

Author: William Compton
Editor: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111834121
Size: 20,43 MB
Format: PDF
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This brief paperback presents in-depth coverage of the relatively new area of positive psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how positive psychology relates to stresses and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. The text is a perfect supplement for Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Health Psychology, or Social Psychology courses. It can also be used as a primary text in upper-level courses, such as the Psychology of Happiness. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring Positive Psychology The Science Of Happiness And Well Being

Author: Erik M. Gregory
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699408
Size: 19,22 MB
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Looking for an introduction to positive psychology that offers real-life examples? This overview of the science of happiness supplies case studies from some of the world's most successful organizations and describes ways to experience the personal impact of this exciting scientific field. Grounded in academics but accessible to a wide range of readers Challenges the reader to engage in the material and examine the application of positive psychology across multiple domains Provides an extensive bibliography with references to books, journal articles, popular press articles, and websites Includes examples of how media and technology can promote happiness and well-being Provides practical and applied knowledge in the field that can be used in one's daily life

When Likes Aren T Enough

Author: Tim Bono
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409172848
Size: 20,35 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you as truly happy as your social media profiles? For a rising generation of young people raised as digital natives in a fast-paced, ultra-connected world, authentic happiness still seems just out of reach. When Likes Aren't Enough is a masterclass in happiness built for the problems young people face today - from Instagram envy and high-stakes testing, to early burnout, online addiction, stress, and helicopter parents. Written by professor of positive psychology, Dr Tim Bono, the book is filled with engaging research, practical exercises, honest advice and simple habits that can build lasting changes. When Likes Aren't Enough is the perfect guide for a generation looking for science-based, real world ways to feel just a little bit happier every day.

The Origins Of Happiness

Author: Andrew E. Clark
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691196958
Size: 14,35 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new perspective on life satisfaction and well-being over the life course What makes people happy? The Origins of Happiness seeks to revolutionize how we think about human priorities and to promote public policy changes that are based on what really matters to people. Drawing on a range of evidence using large-scale data from various countries, the authors consider the key factors that affect human well-being, including income, education, employment, family conflict, health, childcare, and crime. The Origins of Happiness offers a groundbreaking new vision for how we might become more healthy, happy, and whole.