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Integrating Positive Psychology Into Epidemiologic Theory: Reflections on Love, Salutogenesis, and Determinants of Population Health

Jeff Levin

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter seeks to integrate the emerging field of positive psychology into epidemiologic theory. It demonstrates that the putative health effects of positive-psychological constructs, exemplified ... More


Organizational Applications of Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and a Research/Practice Roadmap for the Future

P. Alex Linley, Nicky Garcea, Susan Harrington, Emma Trenier, and Gurpal Minhas

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter is organized into three parts. First, it provides a brief overview of what is known about organizational applications of positive psychology, and does so through the lens of the ... More


Are We There Yet?: What Happened on the Way to the Demise of Positive Psychology

Laura A. King

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0030
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter reviews some of the things that happened on the way to the imagined eventual demise of the positive psychology movement. It focuses first on what might well be the best predictor of the ... More


The Positive Psychology of Positive Emotions: An Avuncular View

Shigehiro Oishi and Jaime L. Kurtz

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter offers a critique of positive emotion research with the goal of suggesting specific ways positive psychology could move forward. Although research on positive emotion has made tremendous ... More


Meaning and Growth within Positive Psychology: Toward a More Complete Understanding

Crystal L. Park

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter assesses the present state of integration within positive psychology regarding one particular aspect of human experience—meaning—which is central to human existence, regardless of the ... More


The Future of Emotions Research within Positive Psychology

Sara B. Algoe, Barbara L. Fredrickson, and Sy-Miin Chow

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter argues that emotions research and positive psychology are poised to have deep and lasting mutual influence as these two intertwined specialty areas move forward in the coming decade. ... More


Personality Science and the Northern Tilt: As Positive as Possible Under the Circumstances

Brian R. Little

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter reflects on how positive psychology and personality science have co-evolved and how they may continue to do so. The key substantive question it explores is this: to what extent and in ... More


Positive Psychology as a Force for Social Change

Robert Biswas-Diener, P. Alex Linley, Reena Govindji, and Linda Woolston

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Researchers are at a crucial turning point in the evolution of positive psychology. The initial period in which it was necessary for apologists of positive psychology to establish the validity and ... More


What’s Positive about Positive Psychology?: Reducing Value-Bias and Enhancing Integration within the Field

Kennon M. Sheldon

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter considers four possible meanings of the “positive” in positive psychology: that positive psychology involves doing “positive science” (basic and applied research aimed at improving human ... More


Positive Relationship Science: A New Frontier for Positive Psychology?

Nathaniel M. Lambert, Frank D. Fincham, A. Marlea Gwinn, and Christine A. Ajayi

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter joins an ongoing effort to establish a positive relationship science (PRS). It has a twofold objective: firstly, to review research on positive constructs likely to facilitate ... More


Challenges, Pitfalls, and Aspirations for Positive Psychology

Todd B. Kashdan and Michael F. Steger

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by the field of positive psychology as it approaches its second decade of existence. Among these is the lack of clarity on which research topics constitute ... More


The Dog Woman, Addie Bundren, and the Ninth Circle of Hell: Positive Psychology Should Be More Open to the Negative

Jennifer L. Hames and Thomas E. Joiner

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Positive psychology researchers and psychopathology researchers have made important contributions to the study of human flourishing and human suffering, respectively. However, there is reason to ... More


Positive Psychology: Where Did It Come from, Where Is It Going?

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses the development of positive psychology, tracing its growth from 1999 to 2009. It then speculates on the future of positive psychology. In the United States, positive ... More


Character and Personality: Connections between Positive Psychology and Personality Psychology

Erik E. Noftle, Sarah A. Schnitker, and Richard W. Robins

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter has three central aims. First, it examines the validity of the claim that mainstream psychology has neglected the study of positive character traits and argues that the field of ... More


Coaching and Positive Psychology

Anthony M. Grant and Michael J. Cavanagh

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

The past decade has seen the use of coaching in personal, health, workplace, and executive settings grow from being a novel and somewhat derided methodology to a mainstream activity in business ... More


Positive Psychology in Historical and Philosophical Perspective: Predicting Its Future from the Past

Dean Keith Simonton

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter examines positive psychology from a combined historical and philosophical perspective. In other words, it examines the movement from the standpoint of the philosophy of history—the ... More


Beyond Pleasure and Pain? Emotion Regulation and Positive Psychology

Maya Tamir and James J. Gross

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter argues that the fields of emotion regulation and positive psychology have been dominated by a hedonic view of optimal functioning. It first discusses the contributions of the hedonic ... More


A Task-Focused Mind Is a Happy and Productive Mind: A Processing Perspective

Michael D. Robinson and Maya Tamir

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter seeks to make the point that positive psychological functioning can be viewed in terms of task-focused rather than self-focused processing. It makes a strong case for this idea and links ... More


Personality Traits and the Potential of Positive Psychology

Robert R. McCrae

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Traits and their stability are in many respects desirable. Persistence of individual differences does not preclude group-level changes, and most data show that normative trait development leads to ... More


Positive Psychological Capital in the Workplace: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go

Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter begins with an assessment of where we are with the theory, research, and application of positivity in the workplace in general and positive organizational behavior (POB)/ psychological ... More


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