Positive psychology as social change


Language: Anglais
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In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology as evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts ofleaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change.This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.
1 What People Really Want in Life and Why It Matters:

Includes well-known contributors such as Antonella Delle Fave, Joar Vittersø and Ed Diener

Contains cutting edge contributions on technology and philanthropy; two topics often left out of psychology titles

Introduces Positive Psychology as an applied science that can be used to create positive social transformation

International list of contributors representing 10 nationalities and 8 countries of residence