Oxford Handbook of Happiness by Susan DavidOxford Handbook of Happiness by Susan David

Oxford Handbook of Happiness

EditorSusan David, Ilona Boniwell, Amanda Conley Ayers

Paperback | February 27, 2014

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In recent decades there has been a shift in focus from psychological and social problems - what might be called the "dark side" of humanity - to human well-being and flourishing. The Positive Psychology movement, along with changes in attitudes toward organisational and societal health, hasgenerated a surge of interest in human happiness. The Oxford Handbook of Happiness is the definitive text for researchers and practitioners interested in human happiness. Its editors and chapter contributors are world leaders in the investigation of happiness across the fields of psychology, organizational behaviour, education, philosophy, socialpolicy and economics.The study of happiness is at the nexus of four major scientific developments: the growing field of Positive Psychology which researches the conditions that make people flourish; advances in the biological and affective sciences which have contributed to the understanding of positive emotions;Positive Organizational Scholarship, an emerging discipline aimed at investigating and fostering excellence in organisations; and findings from economics indicating that traditional markers of economic and societal well-being are insufficient. The Oxford Handbook of Happiness offers readers acoherent, multi-disciplinary, and accessible text on the current state-of-the-art in happiness research.This volume features ten sections that focus on psychological, philosophical, evolutionary, economic and spiritual approaches to happiness; happiness in society, education, organisations and relationships; and the assessment and development of happiness. Readers will find information onpsychological constructs such as resilience, flow, and emotional intelligence; theories including broaden-and-build and self-determination; and explorations of topics including collective virtuousness, psychological capital, coaching, environmental sustainability and economic growth. This handbookwill be useful to academics, practitioners, teachers, students, and all those interested in theory and research on human happiness.
Susan David is Co-director of the Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA and Clinical Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, USA. She is also director of Evidence Based Psychology, USA. Ilona Boniwell is Programme Leader of Applied Positive Psychology at the Uni...
Title:Oxford Handbook of HappinessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1104 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Susan A. David, Ilona Boniwell, and Amanda Conley Ayers : IntroductionSection 1: Psychological Approaches to Happiness2. Joar Vitterso: Introduction to Psychological Approaches to Happiness3. Anne M. Conway, Michele M. Tugade, Lahnna I. Catalino, and Barbara L. Fredrickson: The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions: Form, Function and Mechanisms4. Dale Griffin and Richard Gonzalez: The Endowment-Contrast Model: A Lens for Happiness Research5. Antonella Delle Fave: Past, Present and Future of Flow6. Alia J. Crum and Peter Salovey: Emotionally Intelligent Happiness7. David G. Myers: Religious Engagement and Well-Being8. Patty Ferssizidis, Todd B. Kashdan, Rachel A. Marquart, and Michael F. Steger: Positive Psychological Experiences and Psychopathology: A Self-Regulatory Perspective9. Katherine Jacobs Bao and Sonja Lyubomirsky: The Rewards of Happiness10. William Pavot and Ed Diener : Happiness Experienced: The Science of Subjective Well-BeingSection 2: Psychological Definitions of Happiness11. Joar Vitterso: Introduction to Psychological Definitions Of Happiness12. Ruut Veenhoven: Notions of the Good Life13. Felicity F. Miao, Minkyung Koo, and Shigehiro Oishi: Subjective Well-Being14. Robert A. Cummins: Measuring Happiness and Subjective Well-Being15. Veronika Huta: Eudaimonia16. Christopher P. Niemiec and Richard M. Ryan: What Makes for a Life Well Lived?: Autonomy and its relation to full functioning and organismic wellness17. Joar Vitterso : Functional Well-Being: Happiness as feelings, evaluations, and functioningSection 3: Philosophical Approaches to Happiness18. James O. Pawelski: Introduction to Philosophical Approaches to Happiness19. Darrin M. McMahon: The Pursuit of Happiness in History20. Philip J. Ivanhoe: Happiness in Early Chinese Thought21. Emmy van Deurzen: Continental Contributions to our Understanding of Happiness and Suffering22. Raymond Angelo Belliotti: The Seductions of Happiness23. Daniel M. Haybron: The Nature and Significance of Happiness24. Valerie Tiberius: Philosophical Methods in Happiness Research25. James O. Pawelski : Happiness and its OppositesSection 4: Spiritual Approaches to Happiness26. Jane Henry: Introduction to Spiritual Approaches to Happiness27. Matthieu Ricard: A Buddhist View of Happiness28. Maurits G.T. Kwee: Relational Buddhism: An integrative psychology of happiness amidst existential suffering29. Kiran Kumar K. Salagame: Well-being from the Hindu/Sanatana Dharma Perspective30. Peter Malinowski: Flourishing Through Meditation and Mindfulness31. Annette Mahoney, Kenneth I. Pargament, and Krystal M. Hernandez: Heaven on Earth: beneficial effects of sanctification for individual and interpersonal wll-being32. Jane Henry : Quieting the Mind and Low Arousal Routes to HappinessSection 5: Happiness and Society33. Sam Thompson: Introduction to Happiness and Society34. Bruno S. Frey and Alois Stutzer: Economics and the Study of Individual Happiness35. William Tov and Evelyn W.M. Au: Comparing Well-Being Across Nations: Conceptual and empirical issues36. Dimitris Ballas and Danny Dorling: The Geography of Happiness37. Aaron Ahuvia and Elif Izberk-Bilgin: Well-Being in Consumer Societies38. Sam Thompson, Nic Marks, and Tim Jackson: Well-being and Sustainable Development39. Geoff Mulgan : Well-being and Public PolicySection 6: Positive EducationIlona Boniwell: Introduction to Positive Education41. John White: Education and Well-being42. Nash Popovic: Should Education have Happiness Lessons?43. Toni Noble and Helen McGrath: Wellbeing and Resilience in Education44. Jennifer M. Fox Eades, Carmel Proctor, and Martin Ashley: Happiness in the Classroom45. Laura McInerney: Applying Happiness and Well-Being Research to the Teaching and Learning Process46. Jane E. Gillham, Rachel M. Abenavoli, Steven M. Brunwasser, Karen J. Reivich, and Martin E.P. Seligman: Resilience Education47. Robert J. Sternberg: Teaching for Wisdom48. Ian Morris: Going Beyond the Accidental: Happiness, education, and the Wellington College Experience49. Matthew A. White: Positive Education at Geelong Grammar SchoolSection 7: Happiness and Organizations50. Arran Caza and Kim Cameron: An Introduction to Happiness and Organizations51. Kim S. Cameron and Arran Caza: Virtuousness as a Source of Happiness in Organizations52. Brianna Caza and Amy Wrzesniewski: How Work Shapes Well-Being53. Ben J. Searle and Sharon K. Parker: Work Design and Happiness: An Active, Reciprocal Perspective54. Peter Warr: Jobs and Job-Holders: Two Sources of Happiness and Unhappiness55. Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans: Managing Psychological Capital in Organizations: Cognitive, affective, conative and social mechanisms of happiness56. Laura Morgan Roberts: Reflected Best Self Engagement at Work: Positive identity, alignment, and the pursuit of vitality and value creation57. Thomas A. Wright: Encouraging Employee Happiness58. James Campbell Quick and Jonathan D. Quick: Executive Well-BeingSection 8: Relationships and Happiness 59. Meliksah Demir: Introduction to Relationships and Happiness60. Shimon Saphire-Bernstein and Shelley E. Taylor: Close Relationships and Happiness61. Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver: Adult Attachment and Happiness: Individual differences in the experience and consequences of positive emotions62. Brian Lakey: Perceived Social Support and Happiness: The role of personality and relational processes63. Meliksah Demir, Haley Orthel, and Adrian Keith Andelin: Friendship and happinessSection 9: Development, Stability and Change of Happiness64. Kate Hefferon: Introduction to Development, Stability and Change of Happiness65. Sarah E. Hill, Danielle J. DelPriore, and Brett Major: An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective on Happiness66. Bruce Headey: Set-Point Theory May Now Need Replacing: Death of a paradigm?67. Kennon M. Sheldon, Julia Boehm, and Sonja Lyubomirsky: Variety is the Spice of Happiness: The hedonic adaptation prevention (HAP) model68. Corey L.M. Keyes: Promotion and Protection of Positive Mental Health: Towards complete mental health in human development69. Stephen Joseph and Kate Hefferon: Post-traumatic Growth: Eudaimonic Happiness in the Aftermath of Adversity70. Michael F. Steger, Anna Beeby, Samantha Garrett, and Todd B. Kashdan : Creating a Stable Architectural Framework of Existence: Proposing a Model of Lifelong MeaningSection 10: Happiness Interventions71. Gordon B. Spence and Suzy Green: Introduction to Happiness Interventions72. Acacia C. Parks, Stephen M. Schueller, and Arber Tasimi: Increasing Happiness in the General Population: Empirically Supported Self-Help?73. Tayyab Rashid: Positive Psychology in Practice: Positive psychotherapy74. Louise Hayes: Happiness in Valued Living: Acceptance and commitment therapy as a model for change75. Gordon B. Spence and Anthony M. Grant: Coaching and Well-Being: A brief review of existing evidence, relevant theory and implications for practitioners76. Laura M. Hsu, and Ellen J. Langer: Mindfulness and Cultivating Well-Being in Older Adults77. Giovanni A. Fava and Chiara Ruini: Well-Being Therapy: Theoretical background, clinical implications and future directions78. Lindsay G. Oades, Trevor P. Crowe and Frank P. Deane: The Collaborative Recovery Model: Developing positive institutions to facilitate recovery in enduring mental illness79. Susan A. David, Ilona Boniwell, and Amanda Conley Ayers: Conclusion: The future of happiness

Editorial Reviews

"With 10 sections and 79 chapters, the handbook has something for anyone that is interested in the study and application of happiness. It also provides an opportunity to revisit existing areas of interest, or a jumping off point to explore new areas, all with the intent to expand readers''learning edge.'" --Doody's Notes, May 2013