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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks

  • ID: 2246188
  • Book
  • May 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 506 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Positive interventions – practical techniques for applying the principles of positive psychology – come in many forms and reflect the way interest in this discipline has grown in the last decade. Now, positive psychology researchers and practitioners alike have an authoritative reference to turn to, with an array of contributions from leading figures including Bob Emmons, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Shane Lopez. As well as showcasing methodology, the volume features additional chapters that set out the varied contexts (such as coaching and family therapy) in which positive interventions can be effective, and alert readers to special considerations to be borne in mind when applying the techniques. Finally, the handbook offers an assessment of the potential future directions that positive interventions could usefully explore, including novel populations such as smoking cessation and schizophrenia, and cutting–edge methodologies for both assessment and dissemination. At once an inspiring collection of exemplars and a practitioners’ toolkit, this handbook is a long–overdue addition to the literature.

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List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

Part I Established Areas of Intervention 1

1 Gratitude Interventions: A Review and Future Agenda 3
Tara Lomas, Jeffrey J. Froh, Robert A. Emmons, Anjali Mishra, and Giacomo Bono

2 Positive Psychological Interventions for Promoting Forgiveness: History, Present Status, and Future Prospects 20
Everett L. Worthington Jr., Nathaniel G. Wade, and William T. Hoyt

3 Nurturing the Capacity to Savor: Interventions to Enhance the Enjoyment of Positive Experiences 42
Jennifer L. Smith, Patrick R. Harrison, Jaime L. Kurtz, and Fred B. Bryant

4 Strengths Interventions: Current Progress and Future Directions 66
Michelle C. Louis and Shane J. Lopez

5 Promoting Meaning and Purpose in Life 90
Joo Yeon Shin and Michael F. Steger

6 Empathy–Related Interventions 111
Mark H. Davis and Ena Begovic

Part II New and Emerging Areas of Intervention 135

7 Creativity as a Target and Tool for Positive Interventions 137
Marie J. C. Forgeard and Katherine V. Eichner

8 Do Good Things Come to Those Who Wait?: Patience Interventions to Improve Well–Being 155
Sarah A. Schnitker and Justin T. Westbrook

9 Courage Interventions: Future Directions and Cautions 168
Cynthia L. S. Pury, Charles B. Starkey, Chad R. Breeden, Christie L. Kelley, Hannah J. Murphy, and Arden Y. Lowndes

10 Humor Intervention Programs 179
Willibald Ruch and Paul E. McGhee

11 Enacting Flow and Student Engagement in the College Classroom 194
David J. Shernoff and Brett Anderson

12 Positive Education and Teaching for Wisdom 213
Michel Ferrari and Christine E. Guthrie

Part III Areas of Application 233

13 Positive Family Therapy Interventions 235
Collie W. Conoley, Jane Close Conoley, and Marla E. Pontrelli

14 Applications of Positive Psychology to Individual Therapy 255
Jeana L. Magyar–Moe

15 Evidence–Based Coaching as a Positive Psychological Intervention 273
Suzy Green and Gordon B. Spence

16 Online Positive Psychological Interventions: State of the Art and Future Directions 286
Linda Bolier and Katherina Martin Abello

17 Resilience Interventions for Youth 310
Craig Springer, Justin Misurell, Amy Kranzler, Lindsay Liotta, and Jane Gillham

18 Positive Social Identity Interventions: Finding a Conduit for Well–Being in Stigmatized Group Memberships 327
Thomas C. Ball and Michelle R. Nario–Redmond

19 Adapting a Positive Psychological Intervention for People with Schizophrenia 344
Piper S. Meyer

20 Adapting Positive Psychology for Smoking Cessation 358
Anne M. Day, Elise M. Clerkin, Nichea S. Spillane, and Christopher W. Kahler

Part IV Special Considerations 371

21 Making Happiness Last: Using the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention Model to Extend the Success of Positive Interventions 373
Katherine Jacobs Bao and Sonja Lyubomirsky

22 Person–Activity Fit in Positive Psychological Interventions 385
Stephen M. Schueller

23 Taking Culture into Account with Positive Psychological Interventions 403
Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

24 Dovetailing Ethical Practice and Positive Psychology to Promote Integrity, Industriousness, Innovation, and Impact 416
Dianne A. Vella–Brodrick

25 Beyond Life Satisfaction: A Scientific Approach to Well–Being Gives Us Much More to Measure 433
Jose L. Duarte

26 Positive Psychological Interventions and Self–Perceptions: A Cautionary Tale 450
Kasley M. Killam and Young–Hoon Kim

27 Act Well to Be Well: The Promise of Changing Personality States to Promote Well–Being 462
Laura E. R. Blackie, Ann Marie Roepke, Marie J. C. Forgeard, Eranda Jayawickreme, and William Fleeson

Index 475

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