A Primer in Positive Psychology (Oxford Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson

By Christopher Peterson

optimistic psychology is the medical learn of what is going correct in lifestyles, from start to demise and in any respect stops in among. it's a newly-christened method inside psychology that takes heavily the exam of that which makes existence such a lot worthy residing. Everyone's existence has peaks and valleys, and optimistic psychology doesn't deny the valleys. Its signature premise is extra nuanced, yet still vital: what's stable approximately existence is as real as what's undesirable and, for this reason, merits equivalent realization from psychologists. confident psychology as an particular point of view has existed basically given that 1998, yet adequate correct conception and study now exist to fill a textbook compatible for a semester-long university course.

A Primer in confident Psychology is carefully grounded in clinical learn and covers significant issues of outrage to the sphere: confident stories similar to excitement and circulate; confident qualities akin to personality strengths, values, and abilities; and the social associations that let those topics in addition to what fresh learn may possibly give a contribution to this information. each bankruptcy comprises routines that illustrate confident psychology, a thesaurus, feedback of articles and books for extra studying, and lists of flicks, web pages, and renowned songs that include bankruptcy themes.

A finished review of optimistic psychology by way of one of many stated leaders within the box, this textbook presents scholars with an intensive advent to a major region of psychology.

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