Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide. Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing. Volume VI. Wiley Clinical Psychology Handbooks

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  • 704 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide is the first multi–volume, interdisciplinary exploration of the topic of wellbeing. The notion of wellbeing has grown in importance and prominence across the globe in recent years and this reference work provides an in–depth examination of the characteristics that enable individuals and organizations to thrive and flourish. Under the direction of noted academic Cary Cooper, and edited by a distinguished group of senior scholars from a variety of disciplines, this project looks at wellbeing from multiple perspectives, including children and families; the workplace; the environment; later life; economics; and interventions and public policy. Spanning the behavioral and social sciences and encompassing the latest research, this is an essential reference for scholars, students, professionals, and policymakers who want to enhance and promote human wellbeing.

Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing, the sixth volume, looks at the most successful existing strategies to promote wellbeing and mental health. It examines the latest research in the science of wellbeing and discusses the practical implications for improved learning, creativity, productivity, relationships, and health. The first two sections cover interventions for individuals across the lifespan, as well as those for organizations and communities. The final section looks specifically at policy initiatives and approaches, with a focus on the integration of new technology and the role of the media. In this multidisciplinary volume, a cadre of global scholars considers a wealth of new research and outlines the potential impact on future policy and the wellbeing of society at large.

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About the Editors ix

Contributors xi

Full Contents of Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xiii

Introduction to Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide xxvii

Introduction to this Volume xxxv

1 The State of Wellbeing Science: Concepts, Measures, Interventions, and Policies 1Felicia A. Huppert

Part 1 Individual and Group Interventions across the Life Course 51

2 Parenting Interventions to Promote Wellbeing and Prevent Mental Disorder 53Sarah Stewart–Brown

3 Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools 93Katherine Weare and Melanie Nind

4 An Exploration of the Effects of Mindfulness Training and Practice in Association with Enhanced Wellbeing for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Practice 141Christine Burke

5 MindMatters: Implementing Mental Health Promotion in Secondary Schools in Australia 185Louise Rowling and Trevor Hazell

6 A Systematic Review of Mental Health Promotion in the Workplace 221Czeslaw Czabla and Katarzyna Charzynska

7 Wellbeing Begins with "We": The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Interventions that Increase Social Closeness 277Bethany E. Kok and Barbara L. Fredrickson

8 The Experience Corps: Intergenerational Interventions to Enhance Wellbeing Among Retired People 307George W. Rebok, Michelle C. Carlson, Kevin D. Frick, Katherine D. Giuriceo, Tara L. Gruenewald, Sylvia McGill, Jeanine M. Parisi, William A. Romani, Teresa E. Seeman, Elizabeth K. Tanner, and Linda P. Fried

9 Enhancing Mental Health and Mental Wellbeing in Older People: Important Concepts and Effective Psychosocial Interventions 331Anna K. Forsman, Eija Stengard, and Kristian Wahlbeck

Part 2 Interventions to Create Positive Organizations and Communities 355

10 Wellbeing as a Business Priority: Experience from the Corporate World 357Catherine Kilfedder and Paul Litchfield

11 The Power of Philanthropy and Volunteering 387Sara Konrath

12 Community Change: The Complex Nature of Interventions to Promote Positive Connections 427Sue Roffey and Jacqueline Barnes

13 The Health and Wellbeing Effects of Active Labor Market Programs 465Adam P. Coutts, David Stuckler, and David J. Cann

Part 3 The Policy Perspective 483

14 Creating Good Lives Through Computer Games 485Daniel Johnson, Peta Wyeth, and Penny Sweetser

15 Retooling for Wellbeing: Media and the Public s Mental Health 511Marten W. deVries

16 Policy and Wellbeing: The U.K. Government Perspective 541David Halpern

17 Measuring what Matters 561Juliet Michaelson, Charles Seaford, Saamah Abdallah, and Nic Marks

18 Mental Health and Wellbeing at the Top of the Global Agenda 599Eva Jane–Llopis, Peter Anderson, and Helen Herrman

19 How can Subjective Wellbeing be Improved? 611John F. Helliwell

Index 633

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Felicia A. Huppert
Cary L. Cooper
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