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Handbook of Positive Psychology

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Psychology has long been enamored of the dark side of human existence, rarely exploring a more positive view of the mind. What has psychology contributed, for example, to our understanding of the various human virtues? Regrettably, not much. The last decade, however, has witnessed a growing movement to abandon the exclusive focus on the negative. Psychologists from several ...more
Hardcover, 848 pages
Published December 20th 2001 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Very comprehensive. Repetitive. Yes we need to redefine mental "illness" and "wellness".
Apr 06, 2009 rated it really liked it
Ett epos när det gäller positiv psykologi och dess olika infallsvinklar. Dock inget för den läsovane då den är TUNG både i vikt och i innehåll. För en surmulen gammal akademiker är den dock något av en guldgruva.
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Full name: Charles Richard “Rick” Snyder

Professor Rick Snyder is internationally known for his work at the interface of clinical, social, personality and health psychology. His theories pertain to how people react to personal feedback, the human need for uniqueness, the ubiquitous drive to excuse transgressions and, most recently, the hope motive.

He has received 27 teaching awards at the universit

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