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    Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness (Paperback) By (author) Ilona Boniwell

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    Description"The best general introduction to positive psychology available." Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK "Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe's leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant littlebook is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better." Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all thoseengaged in the caring professions." Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust "As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries." Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK "Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field." Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA "In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!" Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about? 'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life. Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to: Change your mindset Practice mindfulness Develop better resilience Enhance your well-being at work Adopt positive leadership Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.


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    Title
    Positive Psychology in a Nutshell
    Subtitle
    The Science of Happiness
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ilona Boniwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780335247202
    ISBN 10: 0335247202
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC
    BISAC V2.8: PSY007000
    BIC subject category V2: JML
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, PSY046000
    DC22: 150.1988
    DC23: 150.1988
    Thema V1.0: JML
    Edition
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Publisher
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    01 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Milton Keynes
    Author Information
    Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. Having founded the first Masters in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe at UEL, she now teaches at l'Ecole Centrale Paris, and consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as Director of Positran. She is also assisting the Government of Bhutan in developing a framework for happiness-based public policy, at the request of the UN.
    Table of contents
    Why I wrote this book Preface to the third edition Acknowledgements What is positive psychology? Your emotions and you Optimism and hope Living in flow Happiness and subjective well-being Is happiness necessary or sufficient? The concept of eudaimonic well-being Meaning in making: values, motivations and life goals Time in our lives Positive psychology and life complexities and challenges The freedom of choice and how to survive it The positive psychology of strengths Love Positive interventions Putting it into practise The future of positive psychology Bibliography