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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Positivity and Strengths–Based Approaches at Work. Wiley–Blackwell Handbooks in Organizational Psychology

  • ID: 3981325
  • Book
  • 584 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A state–of–the–art psychological perspective on positivity and strengths–based approaches at work

This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of positivity and strengths–based approaches at work. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as resilience, wellbeing, hope, motivation, flow, authenticity, positive leadership and engagement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Kim Cameron, Shane Lopez, Peter Clough and Robert Biswas–Diener.

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About the Editors vii

About the Contributors ix

Foreword xv

Series Preface xvii

Supported Charity: Railway Children xix

1 The Psychology of Positivity and Strengths–Based Approaches at Work 1Lindsay G. Oades, Michael F. Steger, Antonella Delle Fave, and Jonathan Passmore

Part I Individual Approaches to Positive Psychology at Work 9

2 The Psychology of Positivity at Work 11Suzy Green, Michelle McQuaid, Alicia Purtell, and Aylin Dulagil

3 Psychological Strengths at Work 34Robert Biswas–Diener, Todd B. Kashdan, and Nadezhda Lyubchik

4 Hope at Work 48Christian A. Wandeler, Susana C. Marques, and Shane J. Lopez

5 Creating Meaning and Purpose at Work 60Michael F. Steger

6 Optimal Motivation at Work 82Christopher P. Niemiec and Gordon B. Spence

7 Flow at Work 99Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sonal Khosla, and Jeanne Nakamura

8 Mindfulness at Work 110Gordon B. Spence

9 Resilience at Work 132Andrew Denovan, Lee Crust, and Peter J. Clough

10 Mental Fitness at Work 150Paula Robinson and Lindsay G. Oades

11 Positive Relationships at Work 171Sue Roffey

12 Humility at Work 191Don E. Davis, Joshua N. Hook, Cirleen DeBlaere, and Vanessa Placeres

13 Compassion at Work 210Tim Anstiss

Part II Organizational Approaches to Positive Psychology at Work 231

14 Good Work: The Meaning–Centered Approach (MCA) 233Paul T. P. Wong, Itai Ivtzan, and Tim Lomas

15 Workplace and Organizational Well–Being 248Lindsay G. Oades and Aylin Dulagil

16 Positive Approaches to Organizational Change 272Stefan P. Cantore

17 Positive Approaches to Leadership Development 297Doug MacKie

18 Employee Engagement 317Sebastiaan Rothmann

19 Job Crafting 342Gavin R. Slemp

20 Positive Approaches to Mid–Life Careers 366Sung–Kyung Yoo and Hyjin Lee

21 Positive Organizations and Maturing Workers 389Jeanette N. Cleveland, Gwenith G. Fisher, and Kevin M. Walters

22 Positive Psychological Assessment for the Workplace 415Aaron Jarden and Rebecca Jarden

Part III International Business Applications of Positive Psychology 439

23 Well–Being in Health Professionals: Positive Psychology at Work 441Ulrich Wiesmann

24 The Well–Being of Teachers and Professors 466Brittany Branand and Jeanne Nakamura

25 The Well–Being of Information Technology Professionals 491Kamlesh Singh and Mohita Junnarkar

26 Well–Being in the Arts and Crafts Sector 508Antonella Delle Fave and Gaja Zager Kocjan

27 The Well–Being of Workers in the Agricultural Sector 527Lawrence Soosai–Nathan and Antonella Delle Fave

Index 546

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Lindsay G. Oades
Michael Steger
Antonelle Delle Fave
Jonathan Passmore
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