Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

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Part of the Oxford Library of Psychology, the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. Drawing on the disparate literatures from positive psychology, management, I/O psychology, and human resources, the volume begins with a consideration of the changing world of work that sets the context for the rest of the book and then moves into a specific
consideration of work issues from the perspective of positive psychology. Chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement, communications, well-being, and work-life balance. The volume will be a core resource for both researchers and practitioners interested in the
application of positive psychology to work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 185 x 260 x 23mm | 772g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 24 black-and-white line illustrations
  • 0195335449
  • 9780195335446
  • 366,789

Table of contents

1. Finding the Positive in the World of Work
P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, and Nicky Page

Part One: Positive Psychology and the Changing World of Work

2. The Changing World of Work
Wayne F. Cascio

3. Generation Me and the Changing World of Work
Jean M. Twenge and Stacy M. Campbell

Part Two: Positive Organizational Leadership

4. What is Authentic Leadership Development?
Bruce J. Avolio, Jakari Griffith, Tara S. Wernsing, and Fred O. Walumbwa

5. Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership
Lynn Perry Wooten and Kim S. Cameron

6. Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions
Malcolm Higgs

7. Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation
Leslie E. Sekerka and Barbara L. Fredrickson

8. Strengths: Your Leading Edge
Danny Morris and Jill Garrett

9. Towards a Positive Psychology for Leaders
Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser

Part Three: Positive Work Environments for Individuals and Organizations

10. Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying In, and Leaving Organizations
James K. Harter and Nikki Blacksmith

11. Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work
Michael F. Steger and Bryan J. Dik

12. More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research
Thomas A. Wright

13. Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness?
Martin Stairs and Martin Galpin

Part Four: Enabling a Positive Working Life

14. Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce:
A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health
Anthony M. Grant and Gordon B. Spence

15. Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-being and Performance
Oberdan Marianetti and Jonathan Passmore

16. Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation
Boris B. Baltes, Malissa A. Clark, and Madhura Chakrabarti

17. Strengths Development in the Workplace
Timothy D. Hodges and Jim Asplund

18. Strengths of Character and Work
Christopher Peterson, John Paul Stephens, Nansook Park, Fiona Lee, and Martin E. P. Seligman

Part Five: Models for Positive Organization

19. Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working
Joanne Richardson and Michael A. West

20. Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work
Don Mroz and Shawn Quinn

21. Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying
Susan Harrington and Charlotte Rayner

22. An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace
Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans

23. Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field
Jocelyn S. Davis

Part Six: Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities

24. Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age
Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner

25. What's Wrong with Being Positive?
Samantha Warren

26. Building Positive Organizations
Nicky Page, Susan Harrington, and P. Alex Linley

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Review quote

"More than fifty researchers and practitioners have contributed to this handbook from three continents (UK, US, and Australia), bringing a more diverse view of the workplace....The handbook is a must have for students, researchers, consultants, and coaches who seek to bring the latest thinking from positive psychology to the workplace....Consider adding the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work to your bookshelf in your quest to make work a
more positive experience."--As reviewed by Margaret Greenberg, MAPP, for Positive Psychology News Daily
"This volume is likely to become a primary resource for anyone--including CEOs, HR directors, consultants, and coaches--interested in the application of positive psychology to work."--CHOICE
"...An excellent summary of the state of the field of positive psychology and work...numerous case studies and vignettes often tell exciting stories that point to stimulating directions for future research. Graduate students and practitioners new to the field will likely be inspired by what they read. There is so much of value here, and all involved are to be commended."
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About P. Alex Linley

Alex Linley is the Founding Director of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (www.cappeu.org), as well as a Visiting Professor in Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. He has written, co-written, or edited more than 100 research papers and book chapters and four books, including Positive Psychology in Practice (Wiley, 2004) and Average to A+: Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others (CAPP Press, 2008). He is an
Associate Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Positive Psychology and the Journal of Positive Psychology, as well as Co-Editor of the International Coaching Psychology Review, and a regular reviewer for a number of journals, publishers, and grant-awarding bodies. Through his consulting work, he applies the principles of positive psychology and
strengths to organization and people development.

Susan Harrington is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. Her

occupational practice has included developing and running assessment and development centers and performance appraisal systems, psychometric training and application in organizations, and workplace bullying interventions. Her work has been published in the Journal of Positive Psychology, the International Coaching Psychology Review, and Personality and Individual Differences.

Nicky Page is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Consulting Director at the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP, www.cappeu.org). Nicky's areas of research and consulting expertise span recruitment, development, and performance management. She has designed and delivered consulting assignments for a range of private and public sector clients in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Argentina, Venezuela, the United States, and Canada. In recent years she has led a team of
psychologists at CAPP to deliver pioneering organizational projects that integrate positive psychology and best practice

occupational psychology. Nicky's work has been published in a variety of journals including HR Director, PersonalFuhrung, and Selection and Development Review. She has also edited a special issue of Organisations and People on "Applying Positive Psychology in Organisations" and is a regular speaker at HR and occupational psychology events.
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