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Positive Emotion

Author : June Gruber
ISBN : 0199926727
Genre : Psychology
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Everyone cares about positive emotion and what makes us happy. But do we really know both sides of the story about our most treasured feelings? This comprehensive volume provides the first account of the light and the dark sides of positive emotion, and how they can help us and sometimes even hurt us.

The Psychology Of Happiness In The Modern World

Author : Dr. James B. Allen, PhD
ISBN : 9780826132833
Genre : Psychology
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Written in a conversational style yet empirically grounded, this book reviews what we know about the science of happiness. It is the first text to closely examine the social psychological processes as well as individualistic approaches that affect happiness. It explores how our social, cultural, and economic environment, the personal choices we make, and our evolutionary heritage shape our happiness. Topics that are inherently interesting to students such as how income and unemployment, marriage, children, and relationships, health, work, religion, economic growth, and personal safety affect happiness, are reviewed. Research from psychology, economics, and sociology is examined providing an interdisciplinary perspective of this fascinating field. Social issues such as income inequality and the effects of advertising, materialism, and competition are also explored. Highlights include: Covers both the socio-structural issues and individual differences that impact our happiness providing the most comprehensive coverage of any text available. Emphasizes a social psychological approach that considers factors such as income, economics, culture, work, materialism, relationships, religion, and more, often ignored in other texts. Relates the material to students’ lives by posing questions throughout the text to further spark interest in the subject matter. Highlights the latest research and the methodologies used to obtain it to help students better understand how to interpret results. Reviews the evidence that shows that happiness can change over time and how to increase it. Examines how positive emotions and how we interpret events impacts our well-being, along with empirically verified interventions and possible societal changes that can improve happiness. Features a chapter on evolutionary psychology that suggests that there are limits to happiness but how it can be enhanced by pursuing behaviors associated with the successes of our ancestors. Intersperses summary paragraphs throughout the chapters to facilitate learning. Provides discussion questions, activities, assignments, and suggested videos, websites, examples, and additional readings in the instructor’s resources to stimulate critical thinking and class discussion. Features web based instructor’s resources including PowerPoints, sample syllabi, lecture tips and suggestions, and more. Intended for as a text upper-division courses in the psychology of happiness or positive psychology or as a supplement in courses in social or health psychology or psychology of adjustment.

Emotional Agility

Author : Susan A. David
ISBN : 9781592409495
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--

Positive Psychology

Author : Dana S. Dunn
ISBN : 9781351603737
Genre : Psychology
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This volume is a comprehensive review of theoretical and empirical contributions to positive psychology. It provides a scientific understanding of how human strengths help people psychologically and physically, showing how stressful circumstances do not inexorably lead to negative prognoses. It examines how individuals confront challenges, appreciate others, and regard daily experiences as meaningful. Many of the chapters also challenge the negative, disease-model approach that dominates much of the research concerning health and well-being. Chapters also address applications and future directions for the field. The broad scope makes it a key resource for undergraduates, graduates, researchers, and practitioners in social, clinical, and positive psychology.

The Social Psychology Of Living Well

Author : Joseph P. Forgas
ISBN : 9781351189699
Genre : Psychology
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How to live well and the search for meaning have long been of intense concern to humans, perhaps because Homo sapiens is the only species aware of its own mortality. In the last few decades, empirical psychology made a major contribution to this quest. This book surveys groundbreaking work by leading international researchers, demonstrating that social psychology is the core discipline for understanding well-being and the search for meaning. Basic conceptual and theoretical principles are discussed, drawing on philosophy, evolutionary theory and psychology, followed by a review of the role of purposeful, motivated activity and self-control in achieving life satisfaction. The role of emotional and cognitive processes and the influence of social, interpersonal and cultural factors in promoting a happy and meaningful life are discussed. The book will be of interest to students, practitioners and researchers in the behavioral and social sciences, as well as to laypersons for whom improving the quality of human life and understanding the principles of well-being are of interest.

The Upside Of Your Dark Side Why Being Your Whole Self Not Just Your Good Self Drives Success And Fulfillment

Author : Todd Kashdan
ISBN : 0147516447
Genre : Business & Economics
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Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., disagree. Positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, parents, and everyone else who’s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work.

Health Happiness And Well Being

Author : Steven Jay Lynn
ISBN : 9781452203171
Genre : Psychology
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Based on research findings from expert psychologists, this text encourages students to become knowledgeable consumers of information related to their physical health and optimum psychological functioning.

The How Of Happiness

Author : Sonja Lyubomirsky
ISBN : 159420148X
Genre : Psychology
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Drawing on her own research with thousands of people, psychologist Lyubomirsky has pioneered a detailed yet easy-to-follow plan to increase happiness in our day-to-day lives--in the short and long term. This book that offers a guide to understanding whath

Avoiding The Enemies To Happiness

Author : Grant Soosalu
ISBN : 1500251704
Genre : Self-Help
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Did you know... there are enemies to your happiness, enemies waiting to trip you up and destroy your joy and meaning in life? Some of them are obvious, but many are elusive and insidious. By learning about these enemies, their signs and symptoms, you can defeat and destroy them before they impact your day-to-day and long-term happiness. What's more, by learning how to build strengths and supportive patterns and habits in your life, you can transcend these enemies and create a life filled with deep joy, purpose and meaning - A life of happiness and the skills to enjoy and share it. Avoiding the Enemies to HAPPINESS is a practical 'how to' guide for avoiding the enemies and causes of unhappiness. This book provides potent and life-changing strategies and techniques for generating happiness in your life. These strategies and techniques are drawn from the powerful fields of Positive Psychology, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Cognitive Psychology and the latest neuroscience research from the newly burgeoning field of mBIT (multiple Brain Integration Techniques). Avoiding the Enemies to HAPPINESS coaches you in how to become aware of the obstacles and insidious enemies to happiness and how to interrupt dysfunctional patterns in your life. It facilitates you in the vitally important skills and behaviors necessary for increasing happiness, joy, meaning and success. Avoiding the Enemies to HAPPINESS is a simple and powerful guide to achieving happiness in a world of massive change.

The Way Of The Superior Man

Author : David Deida
ISBN : 9781427086532
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 51. 61 MB
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What is your true purpose in life? What do women really want? What makes a good lover? If you're a man reading this, you've undoubtedly asked yourself these questionsbut you may not have had much luck answering them. Until now. In The Way of the Superior Man David Deida explores the most important issues in men's livesfrom career and family to women and intimacy to love and spiritualityto offer a practical guidebook for living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom. Join this bestselling author and internationally renowned expert on sexual spirituality for straightforward advice, empowering skills, body practices, and more to help you realize a life of fulfillment, immediately and without compromise.

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