Written by two leaders of the positive psychology initiative, this book brings positive social science to life through a comprehensive review of literature and well-crafted exercises that encourage readers to put positive psychology principles to the Written by two leaders of the positive psychology initiative, this book brings positive social science to life through a comprehensive review of literature and well-crafted exercises that encourage readers to put positive psychology principles to the test. Positive Psychology: Scientific and Practical Applications of Human Strengths covers western and eastern approaches to understanding human strengths, along with the cultural and developmental influences on positive functioning. Major approaches for measuring and enhancing human strengths and capitalizing on positive experiences are described.Key Features: Provides an in-depth discussion of science and applications associated with human strengths and positive emotions Offers contents developed in coordination with syllabus recommendations being formulated by the Positive Psychology Network national task force to ensure a good fit with this emerging market Includes pedagogical features such as chapter-opening quotes and introductions, over 50 case histories and special comments by leaders in the field, and Personal Mini-Experiments and Life Enhancement Strategies to help readers apply positive psychology principles to their daily livesInstructors' Resources on CD-ROM!
Instructors' Resources on CD-ROM available to qualified adopters of this text. These include a test bank with 40-50 questions per chapter; a two-page study guide chapter outline; two critical thinking questions; and suggestions on how to best use the mini-experiments from the book in the classroom with students.
Intended Audience: This text is ideal for courses in Positive Psychology, Personal Growth, Humanistic Psychology, and Adjustment in psychology departments. ...Continua Nascondi