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

By Christopher Peterson

confident psychology is the clinical research of what is going correct in existence, from beginning to dying and in any respect stops in among. it's a newly-christened process inside of psychology that takes heavily the exam of that which makes lifestyles such a lot worthy residing. Everyone's existence has peaks and valleys, and confident psychology doesn't deny the valleys. Its signature premise is extra nuanced, yet still vital: what's stable approximately lifestyles is as actual as what's undesirable and, consequently, merits equivalent recognition from psychologists. confident psychology as an specific point of view has existed merely due to the fact 1998, yet sufficient suitable idea and learn now exist to fill a textbook appropriate for a semester-long collage course.

A Primer in confident Psychology is carefully grounded in clinical learn and covers significant issues of shock to the sphere: confident stories corresponding to excitement and circulate; optimistic characteristics similar to personality strengths, values, and abilities; and the social associations that permit those topics in addition to what fresh examine may give a contribution to this data. each bankruptcy comprises workouts that illustrate confident psychology, a thesaurus, feedback of articles and books for additional studying, and lists of flicks, web pages, and well known songs that include bankruptcy themes.

A entire evaluation of optimistic psychology via one of many said leaders within the box, this textbook offers scholars with an intensive creation to a massive region of psychology.

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