Positive Psychology: The Science of Wellbeing and Human Strengths: Third Edition

Author(s) : Alan Carr

Positive Psychology: The Science of Wellbeing and Human Strengths: Third Edition

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : March 2022
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 510
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
  • Catalogue No : 96201
  • ISBN 13 : 9780367536824
  • ISBN 10 : 9780367536
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The third edition of Positive Psychology is an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing field.

It covers all major positive psychology topics including wellbeing, character strengths, optimism, gratitude, savouring, flow, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, creativity, giftedness, wisdom, growth mindset, grit, self-esteem, self-efficacy, adaptive defences mechanisms, functional coping strategies, positive relationships, and positive psychology interventions. Positive Psychology retains all of the features that made previous editions so popular, including

• Learning objectives

• Accounts of major theories

• Reviews of relevant research

• Self-assessment questionnaires

• Self-development exercises

• Chapter summaries

• Key term definitions

• Research questions for student projects

• Essay questions for student assignments

• Personal development questions for student exercises

• Relevant web material

• Further reading

This new edition has been completely updated to take account of the exponential growth of research in the field.

It will prove a valuable resource for students and faculty in psychology and related disciplines including social work, nursing, teaching, counselling, and psychotherapy.

This edition also provides access to online teaching resources.

About the Author(s)

Professor Alan Carr is the director of the Doctoral training programme in clinical psychology at University College Dublin and Consultant Couple and Family Therapist at the Clanwilliam Institute in Dublin. He has published over 20 books and 200 academic papers and conference presentations in the fields of family therapy and clinical psychology. He has extensive experience in family therapy and clinical psychology, having worked in the field in the UK, Ireland, and Canada.

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