It's hard to think of any discipline that could be more important in modern society than Positive Psychology - the science and practice of improving wellbeing. This book marks a significant coming-of-age for this exciting and rapidly developing field. It provides a grounded, compelling and comprehensive view of the many ways that Positive Psychology can help make life better - from individuals and families to schools, workplaces and communities; from birth and childhood to adult life and old age.
This textbook captures the best of the positive psychology initiative, and most importantly, translates it to practice. The authors bring
remarkable depth and breadth to the subject matter and do so in a way that is fresh, engaging, relevant, and unusually thoughtful. Everyone who reads this book will derive useful insights about how to live. The closing chapter on ethical and reflective practice is a masterpiece.
If you are interested in having a positive impact on people’s lives then this book is for you. By firmly placing Positive Psychology in an applied and social context the authors identify its true purpose - to make life better. It does a brilliant job of showing readers how to apply the insights that research has uncovered. It will surely become one of the go-to text books for all students of Positive Psychology.
If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, and childhood and development. Written by the team who lead the Applied Positive Psychology programme at the University of East London you can be sure that the scholarship is cutting edge. A must read for students of positive psychology.
A major strength of the book relates to the diversity with which the material is presented. It is rare for a textbook to contain such a multitude of learning tools (e.g. case studies, measurement tools, media, and quizzes).
In sum, Applied Positive Psychology provides a thoughtful and thorough description of the practical realm of positive psychology. It is an appropriate textbook choice for courses with an applied focus, and a good companion text for courses with a broader focus on positive psychology.
A fascinating and refreshing read for any new or experienced practitioner or anyone with an interest in this field.
This book is easy to read and is applicable to all students working in health . I particularly like the reflective element of the book and case studies. The case studies help students link theory to practice. This book will not only inform their work but will help in their own personal and professional development.
Very specific to the nature of the module and create excellent discussion and practical challenges for the students
This book is clear in its intent to interest students into the fascinating field of positive psychology. It is readable and thought provoking in equal measure. It will be used to develop self awareness and personal development with a range of higher education learners.
This book is a valuable resource, especially for those who may be keen to get an overview of work/ideas in the area of positive psychology. The ideas presented are contemporary and meaningful.
After reading this book, myself and my students have felt motivated to apply the ideas to our own lives and work.
I'd recommend it for use with both undergraduate and with postgraduate cohorts.
Nice overview but as I am teaching business students I felt that this was too much on the psychology side to have this as a core textbook. I have been working more with POS and POB texts and hence this has come as a supplement (and a recommendation to the library).
This book offers a comprehensive theoretical grounding to this field and would be suitable reading for those who already have a good understanding of this emerging field, as well as how it can be applied in their field of work.
A very interesting book which gives a good overview of this emerging field of psychology.
I have included this as essential reading for our PG Diploma students in mental health nursing and for our third year mental health nurses. The book is well considered, drawing on relevant research and giving new insights into areas of care. Highly recommended.
Expanding area of undergraduate psychology. This text gives good insight into the application of this area
This is the first book I have read about positive psychology. It offers a complete overview of the disciple. It is written in a compelling way which makes it an easy read.
A great book, covering a wide range of topics in the field and providing a sense of definition to a broad topic area. An asset to many aspects of psychology.
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