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Positive Psychology. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5178920
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The purpose of the book is to bring together a number of very prominent positive psychology researchers to discuss current themes and research. We are anticipating fourteen (14) papers which will be divided into two sections - theoretical and applied. Among the issues to be presented on positive psychology are: Advances in positive psychology and Interventions, time perspective, empathy-altruism, mindfulness, positive orientation, love, forms of enjoyment, positive cyber psychology, epigenetic and physiological implications of positive psychology, positive creativity. The book will be pitched to senior undergraduates, graduates, academics and time perspective researchers. We expect each contribution to be between 25 – 30 pages excluding references. We are hopeful that this book will provide satisfactory answers to open, neglected or unresolved questions about this relatively new emerging area in the discipline of social psychology.
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Introduction

1. Creating and disseminating positive psychology interventions- Everett L. Worthington, Jr.

2. Notable advances in the science of well-being - Jessica Kansky and Edward Diener.

3. Time perspective, time use and subjective well-being- Illona Boniwell and Evgeny Osin.

4. The empathy-altruism hypothesis: What it is, and why it’s important - C. Daniel Batson
5. Mindfulness of Daily Emotion, Feeling better than you think- Eve Ekman.

6. Positive orientation - further evidence from Serbian findings -Vesna Petrović, Gian Vittorio Caprara and Dragan Žuljević.

7. The ups and downs of love: How love goes well or badly - Robert J. Sternberg.

8. The efficacy of theory-driven positive psychology interventions: A systematic review - Stewart I. Donaldson, Scott I. Donaldson and Joo Lee.

9. The many forms of enjoyment- Paul Ekman.

10. Positive cyber psychology: The classification of the new field - Jolanta Burke.

11. Flow as a Component of a Good Life - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
12. Physiological and epigenetic implications of Positive Emotions- Massimo Agnoletti and Sandro Formica.

13. Positive creativity - Robert J. Sternberg
14. Optimism and time: Towards a happy ending. Aleksandra Kostic, Derek Chadee, Jasmina Nedeljković and Marija Pejičić

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Derek Chadee
Aleksandra Kostic University of the West Indies, USA.
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