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    Positive Psychology and the Body: The Somato-Psychic Side to Flourishing (Open University Press) (Paperback) By (author) Kate Hefferon

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    DescriptionAs positive psychology continues to make leaps and bounds in terms of scientific advancement, the focus on the importance of the body within optimal functioning is still lagging. Positive Psychology and the Body provides a critical reflection on this omission, highlighting the mounting corpus of scientific research completed on the physical mechanisms which assist either momentary experiences of pleasure or longer-lasting feelings of meaning and self development. Indispensable reading for students of well-being, positive psychology and sports psychology, the book spans topics such as physical activity, genetics, interpersonal touch, positive sexual behaviours, nutrition and many more. Those studying and researching coaching, health, clinical and counselling psychology will also find the book a valuable reading. With contributions from Angela Clow and Michael Pluess.

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    Positive Psychology and the Body
    The Somato-Psychic Side to Flourishing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kate Hefferon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780335247714
    ISBN 10: 0335247717

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.2T
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15340
    BIC subject category V2: JML
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000
    DC22: 150.1988
    DC23: 150.1988
    Thema V1.0: JML
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Kate Hefferon is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of East London, UK. Her interests lie within the areas of post-traumatic growth, physical activity, health and well-being. She is co-author of Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications.
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgements List of Figures, Tables and Questionnaires Guided Tour Positive psychology and the body Positive psychophysiology Positive neuroscience Genetics and their role in well-being Positive health The body during illness and trauma Positive sexuality Positive nutrition Physical activity Adornment and body modification Body therapies References