This volume is a primer for practitioners and researchers striving to incorporate assessment of human strengths, resources, and fulfillments into their work. Contributors aptly examine the scientific underpinnings and practical applications of measures of hope, optimism, self-efficacy, problem-solving, locus of control, creativity, wisdom, courage, positive emotion, self-esteem, love, emotional intelligence, empathy, attachment, forgiveness, humor, gratitude, faith, morality, coping, well-being, and quality of life. Vocational and multicultural applications of positive psychological assessment are also discussed, as is the measurement of contextual variables that may facilitate the development or enhancement of human strength. The variety of perspectives offered will be immensely helpful to readers who wish to incorporate balance into their assessments and research through the integration of theoretically grounded positive measures.
Striking a Vital Balance: Developing A Complementary Focus on Human Weakness and Strength Through Positive Psychological Assessment - Shane J. Lopez, C. R. Snyder, & Heather N. Rasmussen; Measuring and Labeling the Positive and the Negative - C. R. Snyder, Shane J. Lopez, Lisa M. Edwards, Jennifer; Teramoto Pedrotti, Ellie C. Prosser, Stephanie LaRue Walton, Susan Spalitto, & Jon C. Uiven; Positive Psychological Assessment in an Increasingly Diverse World - Lisa Flores & Ezemenari M. Obasi; Learned Optimism: The Measurement of Explanatory Style - Karen Reivich & Jane Gillham; Optimism - Charles C. Carver & Michael F. Scheier; Hope: Many Definitions, Many Measures - Shane J. Lopez, C. R. Snyder, & Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti; Measuring Career Self-Efficacy: Promoting Confidence and Happiness at Work - Karen M. O'Brien; Problem-Solving Appraisal - P. Paul Heppner & Yu-Wei Wang; Locus of Control: Back to Basics - Genevieve Fournier & Chantale Jeanrie; Assessing Creativity in Research and Practice - Barb Kerr & Camea Gagliardi; The Assessment of Wisdom-Related Performance - U. M. Staudinger & B. Leipold; Profiling Courage - Shane J. Lopez, Kristin Koetting O'Byrne, & Stephanie Petersen; Measuring Positive Emotions - Richard E. Lucas, Ed Diener, & Randy J. Larsen; Assessing Self-Esteem - Todd F. Heatherton & Carrie L. Wyland; Romantic Love: Measuring Cupid's Arrow - Clyde Hendrick & Susan S. Hendrick; Measuring Emotional Inteiligence as a Set of Abilities With the MSCEIT - Peter Salovey, John D. Mayer, David Caruso, & Paulo N. Lopes; Empathy and Its Measurement - Qing Zhou, Carlos Valiente, & Nancy Eisenberg; The Assessment of Adult Attachment Security - Frederick G. Lopez; Measuring Forgiveness - Laura Yamhure Thompson & C. R. Snyder; Sense of Humor - Rod A. Martin; The Assessment of Gratitude - Robert A. Emmons, Michael E. McCullough, & Jo-Ann Tsang; Measuring Religious Constructs: A Hierarchical Approach to Construct Organization and Scale Selection - Jo-Ann Tsang & Michael E. McCullough; Moral Judgment Maturity: From Clinical to Standard Measures - John C. Gibbs, Karen S. Basinger, & Rebecca L. Grime; Vocational Psychology Assessment: Positive Human Characteristics Leading to Positive Work Outcomes - Christine Robitschek; Positive Coping: Mastering Demands and Searching for Meaning - Ralf Schwarzer & Nina Knoll; The Measurement and Utility of Adult Subjective Well - Being-Corey L. M. Keyes & Jeana L. Magyar-Moe; Quality of Life - M. J. Power; Environmental Assessment: Examining Influences on Optimal Human Functioning - Heather N. Rasmussen, Jason E. Neufeld, Jennifer C. Bouwkamp, Lisa M. Edwards, Alicia Ito, Jeana L. Magyar-Moe, Jamie A. Ryder, & Shane J. Lopez; The Future of Positive Psychological Assessment: Making a Difference - Shane J. Lopez & C. R. Snyder
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.04 x 19.05
Weight (kg): 1.23