Handbook of Positive Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology

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Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?" The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 189.7 x 260.6 x 63.8mm | 1,687.38g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous figures
  • 0195135334
  • 9780195135336

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"It is not often, if ever, that one is able to witness a scientific revolution. However, that privilege may have been allowed readers of the Handbook of Positive Psychology. With its publication positive psychology has arrived, and the landscape of our discipline may have changed forever ... the Handbook should be considered essential reading for all those interested in positive psychology ... the Handbook should be the primary reference for anyone who takes a positive approach to psychology." The Psychologistshow more

About C. R. Snyder

C.R. Snyder is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Kansas. Shane J. Lopez is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas.show more

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