Positive Psychology

The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

by C.R. Snyder , Shane J. Lopez , Jennifer Teramato Pedrotti

Number of pages: 600

Publisher: AMACOM

BBB Library: Psychology and Strengths

ISBN: 9781452276434

About the Authors

C.R. Snyder : Charles Richard Rick Snyder, a specialist in positive psychology was Wright


Shane J. Lopez : Shane J. Lopez is a psychologist who currently works as a


Jennifer Teramato Pedrotti : Pedrotti is associate professor of psychology and child development at California


Editorial Review

Positive psychology is the study of what Robert F. Kennedy calls, “the things in life that make it worthwhile.” In this regard, however, imagine that someone offered to help you understand human beings but in doing so, would teach you only about their weaknesses. As far-fetched as this sounds, a similar What is wrong with people? question guided the thinking of most applied psychologists during the last 100 years. This question produced an avalanche of insights into the human 'dark side.' As the 21stcentury unfolds, another question, What is right about people? seems to captivate the masses. This question is at the heart of positive psychology, which is the scientific and applied approach to uncovering people's strengths and promoting their positive functions.

Book Reviews

"The authors bring positive psychology to life by addressing important issues such as how positive psychology can improve schooling and the workplace, as well as how it can promote flourishing in day-to-day life. Throughout the book, well-crafted exercises allow readers to apply major principles to their own lives." Akademika

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