Handbook of Positive Psychology
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. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.

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  • Jmp
    Jan 1, 2017


    Very comprehensive. Repetitive. Yes we need to redefine mental "illness" and "wellness". ...

  • Robb Seaton
    May 22, 2013

    Robb Seaton

    There is substantial variability in the quality of the chapters. Some are great, some are terrible. ...

  • Jenny Anderson
    Jan 27, 2011

    Jenny Anderson

    Good resource but a tough read.... ...

  • Stefan
    Apr 6, 2009


    Ett epos när det gäller positiv psykologi och dess olika infallsvinklar. Dock inget för den läsovane då den är TUNG både i vikt och i innehåll. För en surmulen gammal akademiker är den dock något av en guldgruva. ...

  • Fransisca Sidabutar
    Oct 15, 2007

    Fransisca Sidabutar

    Seandainya gue harus pindah agama, kayaknya gue akan menjadikan Positive Psychology sebagai agama, hehee... ...