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Free Download | A Psychology of Human Strengths: Fundamental Questions and Future Directions for a Positive Psychology | PDF

Written By share_e on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 | Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Author : Lisa G. Aspinwall, Ursula M. Staudinger

In A Psychology of Human Strengths, great minds of contemporary psychology set a research agenda for the scientific study of human strengths. In this volume scholars in a variety of psychology fields have each directed their attention to positive psychology and focused their work through a lens of human strengths. In many cases, their findings have turned "established wisdom" on its head. What results is a comprehensive volume with remarkable breadth, depth, and balance — one that provides a forward-looking forum for the discussion of the purpose, pitfalls, and future of the psychology of human strengths.

This volume is a stellar collection of intriguing and diverse commentaries on historical and contemporary research on human strengths. It is a must-read for those looking for new ways of thinking about such topics as intelligence, judgment, volition, social behavior, close relationships, development, aging, and health as well as applications to psychotherapy, education, organizational psychology, gender, politics, creativity, and other realms of life.