Handbook of Positive Psychology

Handbook of Positive Psychology

eBook - 2002
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Oxford University Press
Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several subdisciplines are now asking an intriguing question: "What strengths does a person employ to deal effectively with life?"

The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. TheHandbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.

Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781602565654
1602565651
9780198030942
0198030940
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 829 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Snyder, C. R.
Lopez, Shane J.

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