Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology

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In the short time since the publication of the Handbook of Positive Psychology, research results on the psychology of human strengths have proliferated. However, no major volume has documented the methods and theory used to achieve these results. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology fills this need, providing a broad overview of diverse contemporary methods in positive psychology. With contributions from both leading scholars and promising young investigators, the handbook serves to illuminate and, at times, challenge traditional approaches. Incorporating multiple levels of analysis, from biology to culture, the contributors present state-of-the-art techniques, including those for estimating variability and change at the level of the individual, identifying reliability of measurements within and across individuals, and separating individual differences in growth from aspects of phenomena that exhibit shorter-term variability over time. The volume covers such topics as wisdom, health, hope, resilience, religion, relationships, emotions, well-being, character strengths, and laughter. It enhances our understanding of the balance between human deficits and strengths and demonstrated their connections to other problems. Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology will be the essential reference for methods in positive psychology.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 185.4 x 251.5 x 38.1mm | 1,270.07g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings and tables
  • 0195172183
  • 9780195172188
  • 1,506,265

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This book certainly explores a broad range of methods used in positive psychology, and in a very engaging way - by integrating research, concepts and method; even some of the advanced statistics could be grasped by a wide audience. ... It is an excellent reference book. * The Psychologist, *show more

About Anthony D. Ong

Anthony D. Ong is Assistant Professor of Human Development at Cornell University. He received his doctorate from the University of Southern California in 2002. His research and scholarly interests center on the nature and development of resilience and positive adaption across the life course. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health. Manfred H.M. vanDulmen is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. He received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota in 2001. His research focuses on the relationship processes underlying the development of adaptive and maladaptive social behavior during adolescence and young adulthood. He has a special interest in methodological and measurement issues in developmental psychology.show more

Table of contents

1. Intraindividual Variability ; 2. Intraindividual Change ; 3. Interindividual Differences: Measurement Issues ; 4. Interindividual Differences in Intraindividual Variability ; 5. Interindividual Differences in Intraindividual Changeshow more