The Satisfying Life: Positive Psychology And Personal Growth

Paperback | March 15, 2012

byMarilyn Hadad

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The Satisfying Life: Positive Psychology and Personal Growth emphasizes different conceptions of what constitutes a satisfying, fulfilling life and what research has shown us about how to obtain it. Based in the eudaimonic approach and on a multicultural perspective, this text will teach you how to apply positive psychology to a multitude of conceptions of a satisfying life.

    Academically written and research-focused, The Satisfying Life maintains the rigorous standards expected of a higher-level Psychology textbook, while its engaging writing style, coupled with reflection exercises, case studies, and examples make the concepts concrete and the material relevant and engaging.

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The Satisfying Life: Positive Psychology and Personal Growth emphasizes different conceptions of what constitutes a satisfying, fulfilling life and what research has shown us about how to obtain it. Based in the eudaimonic approach and on a multicultural perspective, this text will teach you how to apply positive psychology to a multi...

Marilyn Hadad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University. Prior to that, she taught Psychology at the University of Toronto. She specializes in issues surrounding personal growth and other areas of adjustment and is the author of numerous books in that field. She received her B.Sc. from the Univers...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.75 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132088398

ISBN - 13:9780132088398

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Table of Contents

PART I: What Does the Satisfying Life Mean?

1. The Satisfying Life and Happiness

2. The Perspective of Western Psychological Theory

3. Perspective of Eastern Belief Systems

4. The Perspective of Native Peoples

 

PART II: What Kind of Personality Do You Need?

5. Optimism and Hope

6. Self-Regulation

7. Character Strengths

8. Meaning-Making, Religion, and Spirituality

9. Stress and Resilience

 

PART III: It’s Not My Fault! All the Stuff in My Life!

10. Interpersonal Relationships

11. Work and Leisure

 

PART IV: A Satisfying Life? In this World?

12. Community, Milieu, and Culture

13. Applied Positive Psychology

 

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