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Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being
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Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being

First Edition


January 2019 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being offers students a wealth of different activities to make concepts in positive psychology come alive. Based on scientific, psychological research that supports learning, activities include self-reflection and interviews with the reader’s family and friends. The workbook can be used with William C. Compton and Edward Hoffman’s Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition or as a supplement to other core texts.

INSTRUCTORS: Bundle Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being with the core text by the same authors, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition, for only $5 more! Bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-7019-4



 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Positive Psychology
1. Aristotle: The Virtue of Friendship

 
2. William James: Getting Your Second Wind

 
3. Alfred Adler: Developing Social Interest

 
4. Romanticism

 
5. My Greatest Satisfaction

 
 
Chapter 2. Foundations: Emotions, Motivation, and the Nature of Well-Being
6. Use Your Strengths

 
7. Self-Acceptance

 
8. Emotional Intelligence (EI)

 
9. Moving Toward Your Goals

 
10. The Famous Lamp of Aladdin

 
 
Chapter 3. Subjective Well-Being
11. Daily Diary Activity

 
12. Fordyce’s 14 Fundamentals of Happiness

 
13. Nostalgia

 
14. Explanatory Style

 
15. Time Affluence

 
 
Chapter 4. Leisure, Flow, Mindfulness, and Peak Performance
16. Flow and Optimal Experience

 
17. Mindfulness: Being More Aware of Each Moment

 
18. Savoring

 
19. Micro-Leisure

 
20. Curiosity

 
 
Chapter 5. Romantic Love and Positive Families
21. Love Maps

 
22. Love 2.0

 
23. Minding in Relationships

 
24. Self-Disclosure

 
25. Empathy

 
 
Chapter 6. Positive Health
26. Coping With Challenges

 
27. Regrets

 
28. Tears of Joy

 
29. Pets

 
30. Daily Hassles

 
 
Chapter 7. Excellence, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Genius
31. Restorative Nature

 
32. Aesthetics: Art Appreciation

 
33. Aesthetics: Photography

 
34. Passion

 
35. Aesthetic Appreciation Week

 
 
Chapter 8. Well-Being Across the Life Span
36. Resilience

 
37. Flourishing in Adolescence

 
38. Mindful Parenting

 
39. Mentoring

 
40. Flourishing in Old Age

 
 
Chapter 9. Models of Optimal Well-Being
41. Your Best Possible Self

 
42. Meditation for Personal and Spiritual Growth

 
43. Random Acts of Kindness

 
44. Self-Actualization

 
45. Your Personal Heroes

 
 
Chapter 10. Religion, Spirituality, and Well-Being
46. The Gratitude Exercise

 
47. Loving-Kindness Meditation

 
48. Forgiveness

 
49. A Sense of Wonder

 
50. Moral Elation

 
 
Chapter 11. Positive Institutions and Cultural Well-Being
51. Callings

 
52. Volunteering

 
53. Leadership

 
54. Worldviews and Why They Matter

 
55. Travel

 
 
Chapter 12. A Look Toward the Future of Positive Psychology
56. Negative Emotions and Well-Being

 
57. The Happiness Pill

 
58. The East Asian Approach to Well-Being

 
59. The Latino/a Approach to Well-Being

 
60. Top Three Lessons

 
 
References
Key features

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Content is aligned with the core textbook by the same authors, Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Third Edition.
  • 60 different activities cover a range of topics to make theoretical concepts in positive psychology more down-to-earth and personally meaningful.
  • A broad scope of topics covered includes gratitude, forgiveness, mindfulness, nostalgia, flow experiences, overcoming regrets, mentoring, goal setting, identifying personal strengths, volunteering, self-actualization, and wisdom.
  • Content relevant to any student studying positive psychology makes the workbook useable as a supplement to core texts.



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