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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 | 144 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
 
Chapter 1. An Introduction to Positive Psychology
Aristotle: The Virtue of Friendship  
William James: Getting Your Second Wind  
Alfred Adler: The Origins of Social Interest  
Romanticism  
My Greatest Satisfaction  
 
Chapter 2. Foundations: Emotions, Motivation, and the Nature of Well-Being
Use your Strengths  
Self-Acceptance  
Emotional Intelligence (EI)  
Moving Toward Your Goals  
The Famous Lamp of Aladdin  
 
Chapter 3. Subjective Well-Being
Daily Diary Activity  
Fordyce’s 14 Fundamentals of Happiness  
Nostalgia  
Explanatory Style  
Time Affluence  
 
Chapter 4. Leisure, Flow, Mindfulness and Peak Performance
Flow and Optimal Experience  
Mindfulness: Being More Aware of Each Moment  
Savoring  
Micro-Leisure  
Curiosity  
 
Chapter 5. Romantic Love and Positive Families
Love Maps  
Love 2.0  
Minding in Relationships  
Self-Disclosure  
Empathy  
 
Chapter 6. Positive Health
Coping with Challenges  
Regrets  
Tears of Joy  
Pets  
Daily Hassles  
 
Chapter 7. Excellence, Aesthetics, Creativity, and Genius
Restorative Nature  
Aesthetics: Art Appreciation  
Aesthetics: Photography  
Passion  
Aesthetic Appreciation Week  
 
Chapter 8. Well-Being Across the Life-Span
Resilience  
Flourishing in Adolescence  
Mindful Parenting  
Mentoring  
Flourishing in Old Age  
 
Chapter 9. Models of Optimal Well-Being
Your Best Possible Self  
Meditation for Personal and Spiritual Growth  
Random Acts of Kindness  
Self-Actualization  
Your Personal Heroes  
 
Chapter 10. Religion, Spirituality, and Well-Being
The Gratitude Exercise  
Loving-Kindness Meditation  
Forgiveness  
A Sense of Wonder  
Moral Elation  
 
Chapter 11. Positive Institutions and Cultural Well-Being
Callings  
Volunteering  
Leadership  
Worldviews and Why They Matter  
Travel  
 
Chapter 12. A Look Toward the Future of Positive Psychology
Negative Emotions and Well-Being  
The Happiness Pill  
The East Asian Approach to Well-Being  
The Latino/a Approach to Well-Being  
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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