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Description - Positive Psychology in Practice by P. Alex Linley

This cutting-edge handbook, featuring contributions from international experts, presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the application of positive psychology in practice. Its unique focus draws on diverse areas within applied and professional psychology--from clinical and forensic to educational and industrial/organizational--yet also includes an introductory section describing the history of positive psychology, its fundamental assumptions, and the meaning of "a good life" that summarizes the current state of knowledge and at the same time acclimates those new to the field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471459064
ISBN-10: 0471459062
Format: Hardback
(261mm x 188mm x 42mm)
Pages: 792
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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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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