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Positive Psychology in a Nutshell: The Science of Happiness (Anglais) Broché – 1 octobre 2012
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Dr Alex Linley, University of Leicester, UK
"Dr Ilona Boniwell is recognized as Europe’s leading researcher, innovator and thinker in the expanding world of positive psychology. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell offers something for everyone with an interest in discovering how to live optimally. This brilliant littlebook is packed with scientific evidence identifying the key ingredients that help to create a happy life. Read it and learn how to change yours for the better."
Dr Cecilia d'Felice, Consultant Psychologist, Author and Columnist for The Times and The Metro
"Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a little gem of a book, beautifully and engagingly written, and having the marks of a cogent teacher who has mastered the contemporary structure, bounds and outreach of her field. This is a 'must read', and a welcome antidote for all thoseengaged in the caring professions."
Richard Whitfield, Human Development Specialist, Educator, Poet and Chairman of Trustees of the Face-to-Face Trust
"As good an introduction to positive psychology as you can read. A must-read book for all those involved in the education and health industries."
Dr Anthony Seldon, Master, Wellington College, Berkshire, UK
"Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is a comprehensive, user friendly, thoughtful introduction and critique of the field. Simply put, it is the best overview out there that can be read in a couple of sittings. Those with no psychology background find it fascinating and informative; those with serious credentials find it to be a credible overview and critique of the field."
Dr Carol Kauffman, Co-founder and Director of the Coaching and Positive Psychology Initiative, Harvard Medical School, USA
"In a nutshell, I could scarcely put down this intelligent, balanced and irresistible introduction to positive psychology!"
Dr Sean Cameron, Co-Director, Practitioner Doctorate in Educational Psychology, University College London, UK
"It is very readable, seductively so, and is no doubt as good an introduction to the subject as you can get ... Emotional wellbeing is complex and there are useful insights here to shore up the flabby phrases tossed around by politicians ... There are some parts of this book I will use and anyone who wants to find out about positive psychology should start here."
Mike Shooter is a child psychiatrist and President of BACP, UK
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
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The book looks at the things which makes us happy - not money surprisingly enough! It looks at the importance of what motivates the individual and how everyone needs to work out both their intrinsic values and their strengths. Psychology mainly studies weaknesses where positive psychology looks at strengths.
Each chapter is divided into short sections and there is at least one book listed as recommended reading at the end of each chapter. One chapter towards the end of the book looks at things the individual can do to change their level of happiness which do not involve very much effort but may help people feel happier. One thing which positive psychology has discovered is that happiness/unhappiness is something which is innate and there is only so much we can do to influence our individual happiness level.
If you enjoy reading self-help books then this will be a useful addition to your bookshelves as it talks about the science behind many self-help ideas. The book contains a list of references which will be useful to the reader who wants to take the subject further. There is an index