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by Ilona Boniwell

ePub Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness download
Author:
Ilona Boniwell
ISBN13:
978-0335247202
ISBN:
0335247202
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Publisher:
Open University Press; 3 edition (October 1, 2012)
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Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. This interesting little book is an excellent introduction to positive psychology. It is written in a way which is easy to understand for the general reader even though it is also aimed at academics.

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. Having founded the first Masters in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe at UEL, she now teaches at l'Ecole Centrale Paris, and consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as Director of Positran. I liked the cartoon style illustrations which really help to get the author's point across.

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. She is also assisting the Government of Bhutan in developing a framework for happiness-based public policy, at the request of the UN. Product details.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant littlebook is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell book. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life.

It has been a positive development in the science of happiness

It has been a positive development in the science of happiness. ESM provides an overall indication of well-being over time, based on the total balance of measurement of positive and negative affect at different times (Norrish & Vella-Brodrick, 2008). Diener provided evidence that subjective well-being has construct validity meaning that, yes, it is measuring something ‘real’!

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe

Dr Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. Country of Publication.

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell : The Science of Happiness. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell" offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally.

The science of happiness. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell. indb i. 25/07/2012 10:22. indb ii. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field.

Positive psychology changed all of that. Happiness makes us better citizens – it is a good predictor of civic engagement in the transition to adulthood (Fang, Galambos, Johnson, & Krahn, 2018). Suddenly, there was space at the table for a focus on the positive in life, for what thoughts, actions, and behaviors make us more productive at work, happier in our relationships, and more fulfilled at the end of the day (Happify Daily, . The science of happiness has opened our eyes to a plethora of new findings about the sunny side of life.

"The best general introduction to positive psychology available." Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK

"Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe’s leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant little book is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better." Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro

"Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all those engaged in the caring professions." Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust

"As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries." Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK

"Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field." Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA

"In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!" Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK

"It is very readable, seductively so, and is no doubt as good an introduction to the subject as you can get ... Emotional wellbeing is complex and there are useful insights here to shore up the flabby phrases tossed around by politicians ... There are some parts of this book I will use and anyone who wants to find out about positive psychology should start here." Mike Shooter is a child psychiatrist and President of BACP, UK

When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about?

'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life.

Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to: Change your mindset Practice mindfulness Develop better resilience Enhance your well-being at work Adopt positive leadership Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

  • I feel that I can apply several of the book concepts on my day to day routine. Thanks to this book I have the incentive to go deeper on positive psychology. The author references are very good. I highly recommend the book for beginners. I hope I will be more happy!

  • A much needed book for every amateur as an intro and every pro as a reference.

  • Wonderful overview!

  • A good and recommended book for positive psychology.

  • love short and sweet well written self-improvement books all fifty of mine, seriously, what idiot thought you needed only a few.
    life is much more complicated than that.

  • I enjoyed the spam of information regarding the history and emphases of this new vein of psychology. The presentation is indepth and enlightening.

  • This interesting little book is an excellent introduction to positive psychology. It is written in a way which is easy to understand for the general reader even though it is also aimed at academics. I liked the cartoon style illustrations which really help to get the author's point across. The book looks at how positive psychology came into being and explains how psychology up until then had primarily looked at disease and what was abnormal rather than what was normal.

    The book looks at the things which makes us happy - not money surprisingly enough! It looks at the importance of what motivates the individual and how everyone needs to work out both their intrinsic values and their strengths. Psychology mainly studies weaknesses where positive psychology looks at strengths.

    Each chapter is divided into short sections and there is at least one book listed as recommended reading at the end of each chapter. One chapter towards the end of the book looks at things the individual can do to change their level of happiness which do not involve very much effort but may help people feel happier. One thing which positive psychology has discovered is that happiness/unhappiness is something which is innate and there is only so much we can do to influence our individual happiness level.

    If you enjoy reading self-help books then this will be a useful addition to your bookshelves as it talks about the science behind many self-help ideas. The book contains a list of references which will be useful to the reader who wants to take the subject further. There is an index

  • Easy, informative and fun read!