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  • Hardcover: 1160 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Slp edition (16 Jan. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405161256
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405161251
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 8.4 x 26.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,216,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"University libraries catering for academic work in psychology, even if its proponents do not specifically call themselves positive psychologists, can be recommended to put this book on their wish lists." ( Reference Reviews, July 2009)

"The work is extremely well indexed, which for browsers has the effect of deepening its content substantially." (Choice Reviews, June 2009)

"The strength of the work is that it speaks to everyone clearly, concisely, and in plain English." (Library Journal, April 2009)

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"This Encyclopedia embodies what is known in this new discipline today. It is a ′must have′ reference for anyone interested in the field of positive psychology."
Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D., Fox Leadership Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

"The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology is the definitive source for understanding this exciting new field in its entirety. The entries contained within cover the broad sweep of notable figures, important concepts, and curious ideas related to positive psychology. The list of contributors, too, is a vertiable roll–call of insiders and experts."
Robert Biswas–Diener, Centre for Applied Positive Psychology

"A truly comprehensive overview of the dynamic field of positive psychology, written by a veritable ′Who′s who′ of the field. This will be an indispensable source for students of positive psychology, and a must–have for every university library."
Nicholas O. Haslam, University of Melbourne

"This wonderful encyclopedia–––nearly 300 entries assembled from more than 300 contributors–––is an unprecedented and valuable resource for today′s (and tomorrow′s) students and scholars of positive psychology."
David G. Myers, Hope College, author of The Pursuit of Happiness

"This is a welcome and timely compilation of the key concepts and personalities which form the new discipline of positive psychology. The entries are wide–ranging, authoritative and accessible. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology is an invaluable 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 concise account of the breadth of positive psychology. It is skillfully compiled and an essential resource for those with an interest in positive psychology...the pages will not stay crisp for long!"
Dianne Vella–Brodrick, Monash University

"I wanted to read this one from cover to cover – not what I usually do with encyclopedias! History, personalities, organizations, concepts, theories and controversies can all be found in this most comprehensive volume in the field to date. A must–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 the field of positive psychology. The information in each entry provides a thoughtful and synthetic panorama of this emerging field. This is a book that should be on the shelves of any scholar or general reader interested in the area of well–being and Positive Psychology."
Carmelo Vázquez, Universidad Complutense

"We live now longer and more secure than earlier generations did. That allows us more opportunities to optimize our lives. Positive Psychology helps to make the most of these chances. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice."
Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam


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Format: Hardcover
The Handbook of Positive Psychology, first published in 2002, has been one of the standard items on the bookshelf of the more serious scholar interested in Positive Psychology. Now Shane J. Lopez, one of its co-editors, did it again. The "Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology", first published in 2009, is a worthy and much improved sequel of and substitute for the 2002 "Handbook".

The "Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology" consists of two volumes, totaling 1125 pages. The flap cites 288 entries, but I did count 291 - which probably reveals more than enough about my Positive Psychology nerdiness - better not mention that this thing is actually lying next to my bed so I can read it from flap to flap.

This Encyclopedia really is very accessible and readable (in contrast to the 2002 "Handbook"). The authors of the different entries read like a who-is-who of contemporary Positive Psychology. Of course choices had to be made, some of which are debatable. The major weakness of this publication, at the time of this writing, is its exorbitant price.

Just to give you an impression, here is what you can find under "S":

Saleebey, Dennis
Saving
Savoring
School Psychology
Self-Compassion
Self-Determination
Self-Efficacy
Self-Esteem
Self-Monitoring
Self-Regulation
Self-Report Inventory
Seligman, Martin
Serotonin
Smiles
Snyder, C.R.
Social Cognitive Theory
Social Skills
Social Support
Social Work
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Spiritual Well-Being
Spirituality
Sport Psychology
Stanton, Annette
Stereotype Threat
Stone, Phil
Strengths (Gallup)
Strengths (Personality)
Strengths Coaching
Strengths Perspective (Positive Psychology)
Strengths Perspective (Social Welfare)
Strengths-Based Organization
Successful Aging
Suffering
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A who-is-who and what-is-what of Positive Psychology 2 Feb. 2010
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Format: Hardcover
The Handbook of Positive Psychology, first published in 2002, has been one of the standard items on the bookshelf of the more serious scholar interested in Positive Psychology. Now Shane J. Lopez, one of its co-editors, did it again. The "Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology", first published in 2009, is a worthy and much improved sequel of and substitute for the 2002 "Handbook".

The "Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology" consists of two volumes, totaling 1125 pages. The flap mentions 288 entries, but I did count 291 - which probably reveals more than enough about my Positive Psychology nerdiness - better not mention that this thing is actually lying next to my bed so I can read it from flap to flap.

This Encyclopedia really is very accessible and readable (in contrast to the 2002 "Handbook"). The authors of the different entries read like a who-is-who of contemporary Positive Psychology. Of course choices had to be made, some of which are debatable. The major weakness of this publication, at the time of this writing, is its exorbitant price.

Just to give you an impression, here is what you can find under "S":

Saleebey, Dennis
Saving
Savoring
School Psychology
Self-Compassion
Self-Determination
Self-Efficacy
Self-Esteem
Self-Monitoring
Self-Regulation
Self-Report Inventory
Seligman, Martin
Serotonin
Smiles
Snyder, C.R.
Social Cognitive Theory
Social Skills
Social Support
Social Work
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Spiritual Well-Being
Spirituality
Sport Psychology
Stanton, Annette
Stereotype Threat
Stone, Phil
Strengths (Gallup)
Strengths (Personality)
Strengths Coaching
Strengths Perspective (Positive Psychology)
Strengths Perspective (Social Welfare)
Strengths-Based Organization
Successful Aging
Suffering
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