Health, Happiness, and Well-Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science
Publication Year: 2015
Health, Happiness, and Well-Being provides readers with a panoramic view of what the best psychological science has to offer regarding how to attain physical health and optimum psychological functioning. Students, faculty, general readers, and professionals can rely on the expertise of leading scholars to assist them in evaluating claims and appreciating the influence of popular yet unsubstantiated beliefs in shaping opinions about behavioral health and psychological well-being. Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, the authors discuss why accurate, up-to-date, and valid health information is vital to achieving the good life.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Part I: ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR BETTER LIVING
- Chapter 2: Emotion Regulation: Staying in Control
- Chapter 3: Effective Problem Solving
- Chapter 4: Understanding and Enhancing Psychological Acceptance
Part II: COPING AND RESILIENCE
- Chapter 5: Stress, Coping, and Resilience in the Face of Trauma
- Chapter 6: Coping With Chronic Pain
- Chapter 7: Chilling Out: Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga
Part III: STAYING HEALTHY AND BECOMING HEALTHIER
- Chapter 8: Sleeping Well
- Chapter 9: Science Weighs in on Obesity
- Chapter 10: Exercise: A Path to Physical and Psychological Well-Being
Part IV: HAPPINESS AND SPIRITUALITY
- Chapter 11: What Psychological Science Knows About Achieving Happiness
- Chapter 12: Integrating Religion and Spirituality Into Treatment: Research and Practice
- Chapter 13: Building Wisdom and Character
Part V: ENRICHING RELATIONSHIPS, MANAGING MONEY
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Lynn, Steven J.
Health, happiness, and well-being : better living through psychological science / Steven J. Lynn, State University of New York, Binghampton, William T. O’Donohue, State University of Nevada, Reno, Scott O. Lilienfeld, Emory University, USA.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 978-1-4522-0317-1 (pbk.)
1. Happiness. 2. Health. 3. Well-being. I. O’Donohue, William T. II. Lilienfeld, Scott O., 1960-III. Title.
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About the Editors[Page vii]
Steven Jay Lynn, PhD is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology (SUNY) and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University. He is the inaugural editor and editor of Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice (APA), and he is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Chancellor’s Award, State University of New York for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. He has published over 300 articles and chapters on psychotherapy, hypnosis, memory, dissociative disorders, and trauma, and he has written or edited 20 books. The National Institute of Mental Health has supported his research.
William T. O’Donohue is professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received a doctorate in psychology from SUNY at Stony Brook. For the past 19 years, he has directed a clinic supported by the Victims of Crime Act that provides free therapy to child sexual abuse victims and adult sexual abuse victims. He has published over 75 books and 300 journal articles and book chapters.
Scott O. Lilienfeld is professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta. He received his PhD in psychology (clinical) from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lilienfeld is associate editor of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, past president of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, and current president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. He has published over 300 manuscripts on personality disorders, dissociative disorders, psychiatric classification, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practices in clinical psychology.[Page viii]