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Positive Psychology: The Science of Well-Being

John M. Zelenski

John Zelenski's unique storytelling approach provides a broad and engaging introduction to positive psychology. Strongly guided by empirical work, and reviewing the lessons learned since the founders' original vision of the field, this text encourages you to think critically and to look to the future by exploring positive psychology's potential to inform social change.

The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research, with more cross-cultural coverage and a substantial new section on meaning in life and how to find it. It also emphasizes how the science of well-being can be applied to our own lives and to the well-being of entire societies, through 'Application' boxes describing how positive psychology is used in the real world and 'Try It' exercises giving you the chance to try out theories and practices for yourself!

John Zelenski is a Professor of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Publish Date: Jan 13rd, 2025
  • Pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Edition: - 0002
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781529620412
  • Categories: General

About the Author

Zelenski, John M.: -

John M. Zelenski is a Professor of Psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. As a researcher and director of the Carleton University Happiness Laboratory, he studies individual differences in happiness, and how personality manifests itself 'in the moment' as emotional, behavioural, and cognitive processes. John's recent work has focused on two areas: the causes and consequences of social behaviour (e.g., in relation to the personality trait of introversion-extraversion), and the links among nature, people's sense of connection to nature (nature relatedness), happiness, and environmentally sustainable behaviour. John also teaches on a range of Personality, Social and Positive Psychology courses at Carleton.