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Positive Psychology in a Nutshell : The Science of Happiness - Ilona Boniwell

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

The Science of Happiness

Paperback Published: 21st September 2012
ISBN: 9780335247202
Number Of Pages: 216

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When you hear the words 'positive psychology' or 'the science of well-being', do you wonder what it's all about?

'What makes us fulfilled?' and 'Is happiness necessary for a good life?' Discover the latest thinking on the topics of happiness, flow, optimism, motivation, character strengths and love, and learn how to apply it to your life. Ilona Boniwell presents an engaging overview of the science of optimal functioning and well-being, which combines real readability with a broad academic base applied to day-to-day life.

Now fully updated and enhanced with new material on how to:

  • Change your mindset
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Develop better resilience
  • Enhance your well-being at work
  • Adopt positive leadership
Introducing positive psychology in a friendly, straightforward way, this international bestseller is peppered with many simple tools and tips for daily living that will help you love your life.

About the Author

Dr. Ilona Boniwell is one of the most prominent positive psychology academics in Europe. Having founded the first Masters in Applied Positive Psychology in Europe at UEL, she now teaches at l'Ecole Centrale Paris, and consults businesses and educational institutions around the globe as Director of Positran. She is also assisting the Government of Bhutan in developing a framework for happiness-based public policy, at the request of the UN.

Why I wrote this book
Preface to the third edition
What is positive psychology?
Your emotions and you
Optimism and hope
Living in flow
Happiness and subjective well-being
Is happiness necessary or sufficient? The concept of eudaimonic well-being
Meaning in making: values, motivations and life goals
Time in our lives
Positive psychology and life complexities and challenges
The freedom of choice and how to survive it
The positive psychology of strengths
Positive interventions
Putting it into practise
The future of positive psychology

ISBN: 9780335247202
ISBN-10: 0335247202
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Psychology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 21st September 2012
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 15.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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