Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths

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1.1Circumplex model of the emotions5
1.2Average happiness rating in 916 surveys involving over 1 million people in 45 nations7
1.3The broaden-and-build theory of positive emotions13
1.4Causes of happiness16
1.5Attendance at religious services and happiness in the USA21
1.6Adaptation to marriage, divorce, widowhood, and unemployment22
1.7National wealth and life satisfaction24
1.8Increased wealth and happiness in the USA25
1.9Marital status and happiness27
2.1Temperament and personality56
2.2Changes in personality traits over time59
2.3Trade-off among character strengths74
3.1Snyder’s hope theory97
3.2Brain regions activated during optimistic thought105
4.1FLOW and other states related to levels of skill and challenge114
4.2Frequency of FLOW experiences in everyday activities120
4.3Ryan and Deci’s self-determination continuum126
4.4Telic and paratelic metamotivational states in reversal theory129
5.1Mayer, Salovey, and Caruso’s model of emotional intelligence146
5.2Reuven Bar-On’s model of emotional intelligence150
5.3Zeidner, Matthews, and Roberts’ investment model of emotional intelligence development158
5.4Characteristics of four attachment styles in children and adults163
5.5Joseph and Newman’s cascading model of emotional intelligence and job performance170
5.6A framework for the analysis of emotional behaviour180
6.1Csikszentmihalyi’s systems view of creativity198

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Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Tables xi
  • Preface xiii
  • 1 - Happiness 1
  • 2 - Positive Traits 48
  • 3 - Hope and Optimism 83
  • 4 - Flow 112
  • 5 - Emotional Intelligence 137
  • 6 - Giftedness, Creativity, and Wisdom 190
  • 7 - Positive Self 232
  • 8 - Positive Relationships 278
  • 9 - Positive Psychological Therapy 328
  • Afterword 358
  • Glossary 360
  • References 367
  • Index 405
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