The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work by P. Alex LinleyThe Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work by P. Alex Linley

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work

EditorP. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, Nicola Garcea

Paperback | May 8, 2013

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The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. Drawing on the disparate literatures from positive psychology, management, I/O psychology, and human resources, the volume begins with aconsideration of the changing world of work that sets the context for the rest of the book and then moves into a specific consideration of work issues from the perspective of positive psychology. Chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement,communications, well-being, and work-life balance. Now a portable paperback, this handbook is still a core resource for both researchers and practitioners interested in the application of positive psychology to work.
Alex Linley, Ph.D., is the Founding Director of the Centre for Applied Positive Psychology (, as well as a Visiting Professor in Psychology at the University of Leicester, UK. Susan Harrington, Ph.D., is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Director at the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology (, and a...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:May 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, and Nicola Garcea: Finding the Positive in the World of WorkPart One: Positive Psychology and the Changing World of Work2. Wayne F. Cascio: The Changing World of Work3. Jean M. Twenge and Stacy M. Campbell: Generation Me and the Changing World of WorkPart Two: Positive Organizational Leadership4. Bruce J. Avolio, Jakari Griffith, Tara S. Wernsing, and Fred O. Walumbwa: What is Authentic Leadership Development?5. Lynn Perry Wooten and Kim S. Cameron: Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership6. Malcolm Higgs: Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions7. Leslie E. Sekerka and Barbara L. Fredrickson: Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation8. Danny Morris and Jill Garrett: Strengths: Your Leading Edge9. Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser: Towards a Positive Psychology for LeadersPart Three: Positive Work Environments for Individuals and Organizations10. James K. Harter and Nikki Blacksmith: Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying In, and Leaving Organizations11. Michael F. Steger and Bryan J. Dik: Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work12. Thomas A. Wright: More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research13. Martin Stairs and Martin Galpin: Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness?Part Four: Enabling a Positive Working Life14. Anthony M. Grant and Gordon B. Spence: Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health15. Oberdan Marianetti and Jonathan Passmore: Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-being and Performance16. Boris B. Baltes, Malissa A. Clark, and Madhura Chakrabarti: Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation17. Timothy D. Hodges and Jim Asplund: Strengths Development in the Workplace18. Christopher Peterson, John Paul Stephens, Nansook Park, Fiona Lee, and Martin E. P. Seligman: Strengths of Character and WorkPart Five: Models for Positive Organization19. Joanne Richardson and Michael A. West: Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working20. Don Mroz and Shawn Quinn: Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work21. Susan Harrington and Charlotte Rayner: Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying22. Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans: An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace23. Jocelyn S. Davis: An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the WorkplacePart Six: Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities24. Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner: Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age25. Samantha Warren: What's Wrong with Being Positive?26. Nicola Garcea, Susan Harrington, and P. Alex Linley: Building Positive Organizations