Handbook of Positive Psychology

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Foreword *
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xi
  • Contributors xv
  • I - Introductory and Historical Overview 1
  • 1 - Positive Psychology, Positive Prevention, and Positive Therapy 3
  • References *
  • II - Identifying Strengths 11
  • 2 - Positive Psychology and the Deconstruction of the Illness Ideology and the Dsm 13
  • References *
  • 3 - A Case for Including Human Strengths and Environmental Resources 26
  • Note *
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  • 4 - Positive Directions in Diagnosis and Interventions 45
  • Notes *
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  • III - Emotion-Focused Approaches 61
  • 5 - The Science of Happiness and Life Satisfaction 63
  • Appendix *
  • References *
  • 6 - Resilience in Development 74
  • References *
  • 7 - The Concept of Flow 89
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  • 8 - The Disposition to Experience Pleasurable Emotional States 106
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  • 9 - Positive Emotions 120
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  • 10 - The Social Construction of Self-Esteem 135
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  • 11 - The Adaptive Potential of Coping Through Emotional Approach 148
  • Notes *
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  • 12 - The Positive Psychology of Emotional Intelligence 159
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  • 13 - Toward “spiritualizing the Passions” 172
  • Notes 183
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  • IV - Cognitive-Focused Approaches 187
  • 14 - Creativity 189
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  • 15 - The Role of Personal Control in Adaptive Functioning 202
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  • 16 - Mindfulness Versus Positive Evaluation 214
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  • 17 - Optimism 231
  • Appendix *
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  • 18 - Optimistic Explanatory Style 244
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  • 19 - A Member of the Positive Psychology Family 257
  • Appendix a the Trait Hope Scale *
  • Appendix B the State Hope Scale *
  • Appendix C the Children's Hope Scale *
  • Notes *
  • References 271
  • 20 - The Power of Believing You Can 277
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  • 21 - Problem-Solving Appraisal and Psychological Adjustment 288
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  • 22 - Setting Goals for Life and Happiness 299
  • Note *
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  • 23 - A Developmental Perspective 313
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  • 24 - Its Structure and Function in Regulating Successful Life Span Development 327
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  • V - Self-Based Approaches 349
  • 25 - Reality Negotiation 351
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  • 26 - Authenticity and Positivity in Social Relationships 366
  • Notes *
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  • 27 - Authenticity 382
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  • 28 - Uniqueness Seeking 395
  • Appendix a the Need for Uniqueness (nu) Scale *
  • Appendix B the Self Attributed Need for Uniqueness (sanu) Scale *
  • Appendix C the Desire for Unique Consumer Products (ducp) Scale *
  • References *
  • 29 - Humility 411
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  • VI - Interpersonal Approaches 421
  • 30 - The Role of Minding in the Enhancement of Closeness 423
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  • 31 - Compassion 434
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  • 32 - The Psychology of Forgiveness 446
  • Appendix Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Scale— 12-Itemform (trim-12) *
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  • 33 - Gratitude and the Science of Positive Psychology 459
  • References *
  • 34 - Love 472
  • Appendix Love Attitudes Scale— Short Form *
  • References *
  • 35 - Empathy and Altruism 485
  • References *
  • 36 - The Sources of Moral Motivation 499
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  • VII - Biological Approaches 513
  • 37 - Toughness 515
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  • 38 - A Role for Neuropsychology in Understanding the Facilitating Influence of Positive Affect on Social Behavior and Cognitive Processes 528
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  • 39 - Integrative Science in Pursuit of Human Health and Well-Being 541
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  • 40 - Toward a Biology of Social Support 556
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  • VIII - Specific Coping Approaches 571
  • 41 - On the Benefits of Writing or Talking About Emotional Experience 573
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  • 42 - Benefit-Finding and Benefit-Reminding 584
  • Note *
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  • 43 - Perceiving Benefits and Growth 598
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  • 44 - The Pursuit of Meaningfulness in Life 608
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  • 45 - Humor 619
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  • 46 - Meditation and Positive Psychology 632
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  • 47 - Discovering and Conserving the Sacred 646
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  • IX - Special Populations and Settings 661
  • 48 - Development, Prevention, and Promotion 663
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  • 49 - Outlook for the 21st Century 676
  • Note *
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  • 50 - Positive Growth Following Acquired Physical Disability 687
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  • 51 - Putting Positive Psychology in a Multicultural Context 700
  • Notes *
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  • 52 - Positive Psychology at Work 715
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  • X - The Future of the Field 729
  • 53 - Positive Ethics 731
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  • 54 - Constructivism and Positive Psychology 745
  • References *
  • 55 - A Declaration of Independence 751
  • References *
  • Author Index 769
  • Subject Index 793
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