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The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

Shane J. Lopez (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-34467-5
1152 pages
September 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice.
  • 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology
  • covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry
  • the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available
  • topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology
  • will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers
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List of Entries vi

List of Contributors x

Foreword xviii

Preface xx

Acknowledgments xxi

Entries A–Z 1–1045

Name Index 1046

Subject Index 1058

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Shane J. Lopez is the Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, as well as a Gallup senior scientist. He is co-editor with C. Rick Snyder on the Handbook of Positive Psychology (2002) and Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (2003 and also co-author with C.Rick Snyder on the textbook Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. (2002).
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  • 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology
  • covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry
  • the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available
  • topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology
  • will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers
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“This encyclopedia embodies what is known in this new discipline today. It is a ‘must have’ reference for anyone interested in the field of positive psychology.”

Martin E.P. Seligman, University of Pennsylvania

“University libraries catering for academic work in psychology, even if its proponents do not specifically call themselves positive psychologists, can be recommended to put this book on their wish lists.”

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“…an excellent component of a positive psychology reference collection for both beginning and advanced students. Summing Up: Essential.”

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