Designing Positive Psychology

Taking Stock and Moving Forward
by Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan & Michael F. Steger
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Publisher: Oxford University Press

Series: Series in Positive Psychology

Publication Date: January 03, 2011

ISBN: 9780190451875

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness 10 years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using only the most rigorous scientific tools and theories. How well has this promise been fulfilled? This book evaluates the first decade of this fledgling field of study from the perspective of nearly every leading researcher in the field. Scholars in the areas of social, personality, clinical, biological, emotional, and applied psychology take stock of their fields, while bearing in mind the original manifesto and goals of the postive psychology movement. They provide honest, critical evaluations of the flaws and untapped potential of their fields of study. The contributors design the optimal future of positive psychology by addressing gaps, biases, and methodological limitations, and exploring exciting new questions.