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The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

Shane J. Lopez (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-35792-9

Aug 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

1160 pages

$69.99

Description

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
300 entries of four different sizes (4500, 1500, 600, 400 words). Some entries include:

Adaptability

Altruism

Awe

Capitalization

Character

Close Relationships

Coping

Courage

Creativity

Education

Emotional Intelligence

Empathy

Engagement

Flow

Forgiveness

Friendship

Gratitude

Happiness

Hope

Humility

Humor

Insight

Intimacy

Joy

Justice

Kindness

Leadership

Learned Optimism

Life Satisfaction

Meaning

Mental Health

Moral Judgment

Open-mindedness

Optimism

Positive Emotions

Positive Youth Development

Problem-Solving

Psychological Capital

Resilience

Self-Determination

Self-Efficacy

Self-Esteem

Spirituality

Strength

Successful Aging

Talent

Values

Virtues

Wisdom

"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." (Reference Reviews, July 2009)

"The work is extremely well indexed, which for browsers has the effect of deepening its content substantially." (Choice Reviews, June 2009)

"The strength of the work is that it speaks to everyone clearly, concisely, and in plain English." (Library Journal, April 2009)


  • 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