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

  • ID: 2246188
  • Book
  • 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 3Tara 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 20Everett L. Worthington Jr., Nathaniel G. Wade, and William T. Hoyt

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

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

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

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

Part II New and Emerging Areas of Intervention 135

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part III Areas of Application 233

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

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

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

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

17 Resilience Interventions for Youth 310Craig 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 327Thomas C. Ball and Michelle R. Nario–Redmond

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

20 Adapting Positive Psychology for Smoking Cessation 358Anne 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 373Katherine Jacobs Bao and Sonja Lyubomirsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

Index 475

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Acacia Parks is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hiram College, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the efficacy of positive interventions, and the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals who use them. She is an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology, as well as co–editor of "Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology" (APA Press). Dr. Parks is an active teacher of both positive psychology and critical writing.

Stephen Schueller is a Research Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a faculty member of the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. His research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating Internet and mobile interventions for the treatment and prevention of depression and promotion of well–being. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology. Dr. Schueller is a licensed clinical psychologist and integrates positive psychology into his conceptual and applied work.

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