Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
Better Living Through Psychological Science
- Steven Jay Lynn - Binghamton University, Department of Psychology, USA
- William T. O'Donohue - University of Nevada, Reno, USA
- Scott O. Lilienfeld - Emory University, USA, Emory University, Department of Psychology, USA
Health Psychology | Positive Psychology | Psychology of Adjustment
Health, Happiness, and Well-Being provides readers with a panoramic view of what the best psychological science has to offer regarding how to attain physical health and optimum psychological functioning. Students, faculty, general readers, and professionals can rely on the expertise of leading scholars to assist them in evaluating claims and appreciating the influence of popular yet unsubstantiated beliefs in shaping opinions about behavioral health and psychological well-being. Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, the authors discuss why accurate, up-to-date, and valid health information is vital to achieving the good life.
“One of the strongest features is that chapters [are] written by the people who have done the research. I am familiar with the work of all of them, and it’s a stellar group.”
An essential guide to strategies for improving health and wellbeing which provides a good foundation for students to build on.
An interesting and critical look at how Psychology as a discipline can contribute to improving well being in society
Offers good insights into psychological wellbeing.
Very accessible book with plenty of useful chapters for looking at Wellbeing in Education
This is an extremely comprehensive and easily read narrative surrounding the fundamental aspects of health, happiness and well-being. The introduction and first chapter will be essential reading for our BA Hons Professional Development (Health and Social Care) students and will be placed on our recommended reading list.
Lynn's discussion are easy to read and follow, enhances the underpinning knowledge of health and well-being.