Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the World by Sue RoffeyPositive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the World by Sue Roffey

Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the World

bySue Roffey

Paperback | September 28, 2012

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Relationships are part of everyone's experience and the quality of relationships makes all the difference to self-concept and self-esteem, resilience and well-being, empathy, connection with others, authentic happiness and the ability to function and flourish. Positive relationships enhance well-being at all levels, individual, family, community and society. The breakdown of positive relationships is the foundation for many ills that Western societies now face.

We live in an age of amazing technological advance but have paid less attention to understanding ourselves and each other. Deconstructing the dynamics of positive human interactions has been limited until comparatively recently although research studies on resilience, parenting and effective learning encironments have all emphasised how crucial this is. We know more about outcomes for individuals and organisations when relationships are distant, negative or hostile but are only just beginning to identify the multiple, complex and interactive factors that help to make relationships positive. Howard Gardner in his seminal work on multiple intelligence in 1983 was one of the first to raise the notion on intra and interpersonal intelligence. These concepts were taken up by others, notably Daniel Goleman, and there is now an increasing focus on emotional and social intelligence for success in all areas of life. Positive psychology has built on this foundation, gathering evidence about what contributes to authentic well-being and a meaningful, fulfilling life.

This unique volume brings together authorities from across the world to write  about how relationships might be enhanced in all these difference areas of our lives. It also explores how to address the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining positive relationships.

This evidence-based book, primarily grounded in the science of positive psychology, is valuable for academics, especially psychologists and professionals, working in the field of well-being.

Sue Roffey is a psychologist, academic and author. She is currently adjunct research fellow at the University of Western Sydney and educational consultant. Her research and publications highlight the importance of participation, a sense of belonging, relational values and relational quality for wellbeing and the development of pro-soci...
Title:Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:297 pagesPublished:September 28, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400756585

ISBN - 13:9789400756588


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Sue Roffey.- 2. Wellbeing and Resilience in Young People and the Role of Positive Relationships; Toni Noble and Helen McGrath - 3. Peaceful and Compassionate Futures: positive relationships as an antidote to violence; Robyn Hromek and Nagela Walsh - 4. Learning about Relationships; Gretchen Brion-Meisels and Stephanie Jones - 5. Positive Couple Relationships: the evidence for long lasting relationship satisfaction and happiness; Vagdevi Meunier and Wayne Baker - 6. Positive Parent-child Relationships; Kimberly O'Brien and Jane Mosco -7. Promoting Positive Outcomes for Children Experiencing Change in Family Relationships; Emilia Dowling and Di Elliot - 8. Friendships: the Power of Positive Alliance; Karen Majors - 9. Developing Positive Relationships in Schools; Sue Roffey - 10. Positive Relationships at Work; Sue Langley - 11. Positive Professional Relationships; Elizabeth Gillies - 12. Positive Mentoring Relationships: nuturing potential; Ann Brewer - 13. Spirited Leadership: growing leaders for the future; Hilary Armstrong - 14. Positive Community Relations: border crossings and re-positioning the "other"; Florence McCarthy and Margaret Vickers - 15. Positive Relations between Members of Groups with Divergent Beliefs and Cultures; Zalman Kastel - 16. Conflict and Confrontation; Lois Edmund - 17. The repair and restoration of Relationships; Peta Blood.-