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Title Positive Psychology and Change
Author Sarah Lewis
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-03-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781118793848
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, flow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment. Articulates a unique vision for organizational leadership in the 21st century that combines positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and collaborative group technologies Focuses on four specific co-creative approaches (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café and SimuReal) and the ways in which they surpass traditional methods for organizational change Explains the latest theory, research, and practice, and translates it into concrete, actionable ideas for meeting the day-to-day challenges of effective and adaptive leadership and management Includes learning features such as boxed text, short case studies, stories, and cartoons

Positive Psychology As Social Change by Robert Biswas-Diener

Title Positive Psychology as Social Change
Author Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2010-12-09
Category Psychology
Total Pages 358
ISBN 9048199379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Title Positive Psychology and Change
Author Sarah Lewis
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2016-03-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781118793893
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Positive Psychology and Change explores how areas of positive psychology such as strengths, flow, and psychological capital can be applied to the everyday challenges of leading a dynamic and adaptive work community, and how collaborative group approaches to transformational change can be combined with a positive mindset to maintain optimism and motivation in an unpredictable working environment. Articulates a unique vision for organizational leadership in the 21st century that combines positive psychology, Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and collaborative group technologies Focuses on four specific co-creative approaches (Appreciative Inquiry, Open Space, World Café and SimuReal) and the ways in which they surpass traditional methods for organizational change Explains the latest theory, research, and practice, and translates it into concrete, actionable ideas for meeting the day-to-day challenges of effective and adaptive leadership and management Includes learning features such as boxed text, short case studies, stories, and cartoons

Positive Psychology As Social Change by Robert Biswas-Diener

Title Positive Psychology as Social Change
Author Robert Biswas-Diener
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2011-02-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 358
ISBN 9048199387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Title The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation
Author James Garbarino
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2011-01-11
Category Psychology
Total Pages 121
ISBN 1441977430
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Title Change Your Life with Positive Psychology
Author Charlotte Style
Publisher Pearson UK
Release Date 2015-01-20
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781292084350
Language English, Spanish, and French
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EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE CAN BE IMPROVED WITH POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. It helps build resilience, optimism, emotional intelligence, self-esteem, wisdom, motivation and much more! It wakes us up to the power of feeling good, thinking positively and acting generously.

Title What Happy Women Know
Author Dan Baker
Publisher Rodale
Release Date 2008-04-01
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780312380595
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Provides a close-up look at five traps that can compromise happiness and hinder a woman's quest for a better life, drawing on the latest research to furnish a set of helpful tools, techniques, and strategies designed to help women accept the past and move toward a happier future of their own choice. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Enabling Positive Change by Paolo Inghilleri

Title Enabling Positive Change
Author Paolo Inghilleri
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2014-01-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 222
ISBN 9783110410242
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Personal psychological growth Why are some people able to promote their own psychological growth and change toward complexity while others not? Is it possible to propose simple methodologies and instruments that would allow selection of positive experiences and hence develop a stronger and richer Self? This book describes the way to promote and foster positive psychological growth in everyday life, through simple instruments accessible to anyone. Positive psychological experience The focal point of the approach is the concept of Flow of Consciousness, an experience of subjective psychological wellbeing that nourishes and complexifies the Self. The authors propose a wide overview of positive psychological experience considering individual characteristics and experiences, as well as the influence of context, culture and social relationship, and the effects of the immersion in a globalized world, like the increasing daily use of mediated communication technologies. In the various chapters, this conceptual frame is declined in different areas of research, either consolidated ones or new fields. Self-development tips In a fresh and engaging style, the book transports the readers in a world of situations and opportunities through which they can identify themselves in a positive and stable self-development process. In the first two chapters the authors describe the impact of positive psychological experience in social and individual life. In the following chapters the reader discovers, accompanied by the exposition of concrete research results, the specific characteristics that may promote flow experience in several field of experience: the use of communication technology; the experience of social-networks; clinical settings and Psychotherapy; the psychological relation with environment, politics and social participation, school, sports, family business, mentor's influence, and the perception of quality of life in daytime. Everyday opportunities This opportunity of interacting with different and various kinds of experiences, that may appear dispersive, will on the contrary bring the reader - who may choose this book both for professional or personal reasons - to understand the concept of personal psychological growth in the wider and more concrete perspective, and to comprehend which personal skills he may bring into play in order to improve his personality and his daily experience.

Title You the Positive Force In Change Leveraging Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology
Author Eileen Rogers
Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date 2015-01-09
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 134
ISBN 9781483418131
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Praise for You! The Positive Force in Change “This is indeed a path-breaking book! Nick and Eileen have integrated many break-through concepts and research and brought it together in a holistic and powerful manner to propose a roadmap for human excellence.” —Raghu Krishnamoorthy, Vice President, Executive Development, and Chief Learning Officer, General Electric. “A thinking person’s self-help book, YOU! takes you on a continuously stimulating and practical tour of the best current work in the science of human- potential.” —Robert Kegan, Harvard Professor and co-author, Immunity to Change “By drawing on rigorous research, the authors present a delicious menu of techniques that can help YOU! fulfill your potential for both success and happiness.” —Tal Ben-Shahar, Chief Knowledge Officer for Potentialife and bestselling author

Title Positive Psychology at Work
Author Sarah Lewis
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781119996217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Positive Psychology at Work brings the fields of positive psychology and appreciative inquiry together for the first time to provide leaders and change agents with a powerful new approach to achieving organizational excellence. Draws together positive psychology and appreciative inquiry in the context of leadership organizational challenges for the first time Presents academically rigorous and referenced material in a jargon-free, accessible manner Arranged with chapters focused on specific organizational challenges to allow readers to quickly find ideas relevant to their unique situation Features short contributions from experienced practitioners of positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and includes case studies from the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA

Title The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation
Author James Garbarino
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2011-01-06
Category Psychology
Total Pages 121
ISBN 1441977449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Given the current climate of economic and environmental uncertainty, it is all too easy for individuals to feel hopeless about their lives and indifferent to the problems of others. But according to leading psychologist, James Garbarino, this is the peak time for people to enhance their optimism, empathy, and emotional responsiveness. In his important new book, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation, Dr. Garbarino reveals the social basis for moral development in adversity, and the mental and physical benefits of psychological and spiritual growth. Drawing widely on his years as a healing professional and own experience of personal crisis as well as on decades of resilience and happiness literature, the author traces the evolution of the moral sense that affects all human relationships, including the one with the Earth itself. In these compelling pages, Dr. Garbarino: Examines how humans’ deep bonds with dogs can model positive human relationships. Compares the risks and benefits of the “oblivious” versus the self-aware life. Analyzes the role of trauma in heightening our sense of the meaning of life and defines the experience of transformational grace in adversity. Explains current manifestations of narcissism and the need for “the positive death of the self.” Asserts that every person is capable of “living an ‘extraordinary’ life.” A book with vast significance across the healing disciplines, The Positive Psychology of Personal Transformation should be read, savored, and practiced by researchers, practitioners, and scientists in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; social work; educational and community psychology; sociology; and public health.

Title Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work
Author P. Alex Linley
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2010
Category Psychology
Total Pages 343
ISBN 9780195335446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This volume examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. The chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement, communications, well-being, and work-life balance.

Roots Of Positive Change by Liana Lianov

Title Roots of Positive Change
Author Liana Lianov
Publisher Healthtype
Release Date 2019-12-21
Category
Total Pages 182
ISBN 0988863111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Roots of Positive Change, Optimizing Health Care with Positive Psychology reviews the science of positive psychology and its impact on health and well-being, providing guidance to physicians and other health professionals on how to practically implement this science into clinical practice. The book is written in a format that is accessible to anyone interested in the topic and applying it to their personal well-being. The foreword by eminent positive psychology researcher, Barbara Fredrickson, sets the stage for this pioneering book, which is a breakthrough in the movement to harness positive psychology for health care. Key topics covered include activities that boost positive emotions and improve emotional well-being (such as mindfulness, gratitude practice, and acts of kindness); positive activities as part of treatment of chronic diseases; coaching health behavior change; teaching and advocating for positive psychology in health care; and promoting well-being of physicians and other health care workers. The book acknowledges that more research is needed to delineate best practices for applying positive psychology in health care, and paves the way for such research. Innovative, yet practical, this contribution to the health, medical and psychology literature will resonate as an essential reference for those aiming to make a difference in their personal health and well-being and in the lives of their patients.

Title Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations
Author Karen Golden-Biddle
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2012-08-21
Category Psychology
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781136486555
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

How can application of a positive lens to understanding social change and organizations enrich and elaborate theory and practice? This is the core question that inspired this book. It is a question that brought together a diverse and talented group of researchers interested in change and organizations in different problem domains (sustainability, healthcare, and poverty alleviation). The contributors to this book bring different theoretical lenses to the question of social change and organizations. Some are anchored in more macro accounts of how and why social change processes occur, while others approach the question from a more psychological or social psychological perspective. Many of the chapters in the book travel across levels of analyses, making their accounts of social change good examples of multi-level theorizing. Some scholars are practiced and immersed in thinking about organizational phenomena through a positive lens; for others it was a total adventure in trying on a new set of glasses. However, connecting all contributing authors was an excitement and willingness to explore new insights and new angles on how to explain and cultivate social change within or across organizations. This edited volume will be of interest to an international community who seek to understand how organizations and people can generate positive outcomes for society. Students and researchers in organizational behavior, management, positive psychology, leadership and corporate responsibility will find this book of interest.

Learned Helplessness by Christopher Peterson

Title Learned Helplessness
Author Christopher Peterson
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 1993
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 359
ISBN 0195044673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When experience with uncontrollable events gives rise to the expectation that events in the future will also elude control, disruptions in motivation, emotion, and learning may ensue. "Learned helplessness" refers to the problems that arise in the wake of uncontrollability. First described in the 1960s among laboratory animals, learned helplessness has since been applied to a variety of human problems entailing inappropriate passivity and demoralization. While learned helplessness is best known as an explanation of depression, studies with both people and animals have mapped out the cognitive and biological aspects. The present volume, written by some of the most widely recognized leaders in the field, summarizes and integrates the theory, research, and application of learned helplessness. Each line of work is evaluated critically in terms of what is and is not known, and future directions are sketched. More generally, psychiatrists and psychologists in various specialties will be interested in the book's argument that a theory emphasizing personal control is of particular interest in the here and now, as individuality and control are such salient cultural topics.

Title Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management
Author Sarah Lewis
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date 2008
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 247
ISBN 9780749450717
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Explains the theory and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI), World Cafe, Open Space and other conversational approaches for facilitating organizational development (OD).

Title What You Can Change and What You Can t
Author Martin E.P. Seligman
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2009-11-11
Category Self-Help
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780307498700
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure. To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more. Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can’t will help anyone who seeks to change.

Leading Change In Healthcare by Anthony L. Suchman

Title Leading Change in Healthcare
Author Anthony L. Suchman
Publisher Radcliffe Publishing
Release Date 2011
Category Medical
Total Pages 340
ISBN 9781846194481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The challenge of transforming organizational culture is at the heart of many key movements in contemporary healthcare, and understanding culture change has become a core leadership competency. However, much current practice is based on antiquated and psychologically unsophisticated theories, leaving leaders inadequately prepared for the complex task of implementing change. Leading Change in Healthcare presents relationship-centered administration, an effective new evidence-based alternative to traditional culture change methodologies. It integrates fresh insights and methods from complexity science, positive psychology and relationship-centered care, enabling a more spontaneous and reflective approach to change management. This fosters greater organizational awareness and real participation, as well as improved productivity and creativity, as well as staff recruitment and retention. Case studies drawn from primary care, hospitals, long-term care, professional education, international NGOs and other settings, rather than emphasizing the end results, are demonstrations of how to apply relationship-centered administration in everyday practice. Leading Change in Healthcare is a key resource for all practitioners, students and teachers of healthcare management, medical educators, and leaders in all areas of healthcare provision.

Positive Leadership by Kim S. Cameron

Title Positive Leadership
Author Kim S. Cameron
Publisher Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date 2012
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 159
ISBN 9781609945664
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first edition introduced the newly emerging field called Positive Organizational Scholarship. Rather than focusing on organizational dysfunction, Positive Organizational Scholarship looks at organizations that are functioning at an unusually high level. Learning from such successful groups about what they did right forms the backbone of the strategy, because strategies that capitalize on the positive tend to produce life-giving, flourishing outcomes in organizations. The four strategies discussed in the first edition included the cultivation of positive climate, positive relationships, positive communication, and positive meaning. Each strategy is explained and illustrated. In this revised edition, the author will add the following materials: Chapter 1: Outlining three outcomes associated with positive leadership and one more example. Chapter 2: Adding some empirical findings linking attributes of climate with physiological benefits. Chapter 3: A brief discussion of temporary encounters with positive or negative outcomes. Chapter 4: Additional research on the results of the positive-to-negative-communication-ratio. Chapter 5: Elaboration on the issue of meaningfulness in work. Chapter 6: More ideas for implementation

Positive Psychology by Alan Carr

Title Positive Psychology
Author Alan Carr
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-09-05
Category Psychology
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781136583087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists. Positive Psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well-being, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems in the promotion of optimal wellbeing. Alan Carr's Positive Psychology has become essential reading for anyone requiring a thorough and accessible introduction to the field. This new edition retains all the features that made the first edition so popular, including: accounts of major theories and relevant research learning objectives chapter summaries research and personal development questions suggestions for further reading measures for use in research glossaries of new terms. The book has also been completely updated to take account of recent research and major advances, and includes a new chapter on Positive Psychotherapy, an extended account of research on character strengths and virtues, and a discussion of recent ground-breaking research on emotional intelligence. This new edition of Positive Psychology will prove a valuable resource for psychology students and lecturers, as well as those involved in postgraduate training in related areas such as clinical psychology, social work, counselling and psychotherapy.