Positive Psychology in Practice
Positive Psychology in Practice by P. Alex Linley
Book DescriptionA thorough and up-to-date guide to putting positive psychology into practice From the Foreword: "This volume is the cutting edge of positive psychology and the emblem of its future." -Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Authentic Happiness Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences. A group of major international contributors covers: * The applied positive psychology perspective * Historical and philosophical foundations * Values and choices in pursuit of the good life * Lifestyle practices for health and well-being * Methods and processes for teaching and learning * Positive psychology at workThe best and most thorough treatment of this cutting-edge discipline, Positive Psychology in Practice is an essential resource for understanding this important new theory and applying its principles to all areas of professional practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471459064
(261mm x 188mm x 42mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author P. Alex Linley
Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work, Paperback (May 2013)
This handbook synthesizes the literature on the changing world of work from the perspective of positive psychology.
Happiness and Well-being, Hardback (December 2009)
As work on happiness and well-being flourishes as never before, this title meets the need for an authoritative reference work to make sense of the subject's vast literature and the continuing explosion in research output.
Trauma, Recovery, and Growth, Hardback (March 2008)
The latest theory and research on understanding posttraumatic stressand its treatment, providing evidence-based clinical interventionsusing techniques drawn from positive psychology It is known that exposure to stressful and traumatic events can have severe and chronic psychological consequences.
Positive Therapy, Hardback (July 2006)» View all books by P. Alex Linley
Intended for psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, coaches and psychologists interested in investigating how they engage with clients.
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Author Biography - P. Alex Linley
P. ALEX LINLEY is at the School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK. He is a founding member of the European Network for Positive Psychology, and served as its chair from 2002-2004. His research interests span the applications of positive psychology in professional practice and everyday life. STEPHEN JOSEPH is at the University of Warwick, where he is the research tutor in the clinical psychology training program. He has published numerous articles on the psychology of trauma and is coauthor (with William Yule and Ruth Williams) of Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress: A Psychosocial Perspective on PTSD and Treatment (Wiley). Dr. Joseph also has a part-time private psychotherapy practice specializing in positive therapeutic approaches.
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