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In this thoroughly revised new edition, with eleven new chapters and substantial updates to all others, Rowan Bayne and Gordon Jinks expertly combine the professional and academic aspects of applied psychology. The contributing authors, all experts in their field, provide authoritative and engaging overviews of their areas of expertise and an important range of perspectives. Applied Psychology: Research, Practice and New Directions, Second Edition is organized into three parts. The first part is a general context for applied psychology including a discussion of questions about evidence based practice. The second part discusses practice and training in a plethora of areas of applied psychology, including all of the traditional routes (for e.g. clinical, health and educational psychology) eight ‘relative newcomers’ to the field (for e.g. sport ...
Chapter 13: Positive Psychology
What is Positive Psychology?
Positive psychology was placed at the forefront of the APA agenda in 1998, by its newly appointed president, Martin Seligman. The underlying focus was to shift the direction of psychology to encompass not only pathology and illness, but well-being, happiness, personal strengths, wisdom, creativity as well. Ultimately, positive psychology aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive (Seligman, 1998).