The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

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The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

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Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice.

  • 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology
  • covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry
  • the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available
  • topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology
  • will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers

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Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology and is shining a spotlight on the potency of human strengths and positive emotions. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this area of scholarship and practice.

With 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology, this ground-breaking encyclopedia presents the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers.

Experts will consider this a quick reference to the topics that are part and parcel of their daily work and non-experts will appreciate the topical primer designed to clarify basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology. In general, readers will find the volume well-organized, engaging, and instructive.

About the Author:

Shane J. Lopez is the Research Director of the Clifton Strengths Institute, as well as a Gallup senior scientist. He is co-editor with C. Rick Snyder on the Handbook of Positive Psychology (2002) and Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures (2003 and also co-author with C.Rick Snyder on the textbook Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths. (2002).

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