"University libraries catering for academic work in psychology,even if its proponents do not specifically call themselves positivepsychologists, can be recommended to put this book on their wishlists." ( Reference Reviews
, July 2009)
"The work is extremely well indexed, which for browsers has theeffect of deepening its content substantially." (ChoiceReviews, June 2009)
"The strength of the work is that it speaks to everyone clearly,concisely, and in plain English." (Library Journal, April2009)
embodies what is known in this newdiscipline today. It is a ′must have′ reference for anyoneinterested in the field of positive psychology." Martin E.P. Seligman
, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professorof Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
"The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology is thedefinitive source for understanding this exciting new field in itsentirety. The entries contained within cover the broad sweep ofnotable figures, important concepts, and curious ideas related topositive psychology. The list of contributors, too, is a vertiableroll–call of insiders and experts."
Robert Biswas–Diener, Centre for Applied PositivePsychology
"A truly comprehensive overview of the dynamic field of positivepsychology, written by a veritable ′Who′s who′ of the field. Thiswill be an indispensable source for students of positivepsychology, and a must–have for every university library."
Nicholas O. Haslam, University of Melbourne
"This wonderful encyclopedia–––nearly 300 entries assembled frommore than 300 contributors–––is an unprecedented and valuableresource for today′s (and tomorrow′s) students and scholars ofpositive psychology."
David G. Myers, Hope College, author of ThePursuit of Happiness
"This is a welcome and timely compilation of the key conceptsand personalities which form the new discipline of positivepsychology. The entries are wide–ranging, authoritative andaccessible. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology is aninvaluable resource for newcomers to the field and experts alike informative, enjoyable and engaging."
Felicia Huppert, University of Cambridge
"This encylopedia is a strikingly comprehensive yet conciseaccount of the breadth of positive psychology. It is skillfullycompiled and an essential resource for those with an interest inpositive psychology...the pages will not stay crisp forlong!"
Dianne Vella–Brodrick, Monash University
"I wanted to read this one from cover to cover – not what Iusually do with encyclopedias! History, personalities,organizations, concepts, theories and controversies can all befound in this most comprehensive volume in the field to date. Amust–have reference book for any positive psychology scholar,practitioner or student."
Ilona Boniwell, University of East London
"This is a brilliant book that provides a rich picture of thefield of positive psychology. The information in each entryprovides a thoughtful and synthetic panorama of this emergingfield. This is a book that should be on the shelves of any scholaror general reader interested in the area of well–being and PositivePsychology."
Carmelo Vázquez, Universidad Complutense
"We live now longer and more secure than earlier generationsdid. That allows us more opportunities to optimize our lives.Positive Psychology helps to make the most of these chances. TheEncyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensiveand accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship andpractice."
Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam