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Two mavericks in the field of positive psychology deliver a timely message
Happiness experts have long told us to tune out our negative emotions and focus instead on mindfulness, positivity, and optimism. Researchers Todd Kashdan, Ph.D., and Robert Biswas-Diener, Dr. Philos., disagree. Positive emotions alone are not enough. Anger makes us creative, selfishness makes us brave, and guilt is a powerful motivator. The real key to success lies in emotional agility. Drawing upon extensive scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples, The Upside of Your Dark Side will be embraced by business leaders, parents, and everyone else who’s ready to put their entire psychological tool kit to work.
Winner of the 2008 PSP Prose Award for Excellence inPsychology, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division ofthe Association of American Publishers
Written by Robert Biswas-Diener, a respected researcher,psychologist, life and organizational coach, and expert in positivepsychology, Practicing Positive Psychology Coaching presentsa wide range of practical interventions and tools you can put touse right away in your coaching practice.
Each intervention is clearly outlined and, where appropriate,illustrated by case studies from organizational and life coaching.Providing unique assessments that can be used to evaluate clientresources and goals, this practical guide introduces tools uniqueto this book that every professional can use in their practice,including:Findings from new research on goal commitment strategies,motivation, growth-mindset theory, and goal revisionA decision tree for working specifically with Snyder's HopeTheory in the coaching contextAn easy-to-use assessment of "positive diagnosis," whichmeasures client strengths, values, positive orientation toward thefuture, and satisfactionMeasures of self-esteem, optimism, happiness, personalstrengths, motivation, and creativityGuidance for leading clients through organizational and commonlife transitions including layoffs, leadership changes, universitygraduation, middle age, and retirementFilled with reflective exercises for use in your own personal andprofessional development, Practicing Positive PsychologyCoaching also includes guidance and recommendations formarketing a positive psychology coaching practice.
This groundbreaking book reveals that courage is more aboutmanaging fear than not feeling it, and that courage can belearned. The author explains that most courageous people areunaware of their own bravery, and all of us have some form ofcourage in our lives now, to start with. The book is filled withillustrative examples, studies, and interviews from Greenland toKenya, and defines the types of individuals who demonstrategeneral, personal, and civil courage. The author includes clearguidelines and suggestions for increasing our ability to becourageous.Includes guidelines that show how anyone can ramp-up theircourage quotient and develop the qualities that strengthen personalcourageContains a wealth of examples and anecdotes of real-worldcourage from a variety of culturesA prolific writer, the author has a popular blog PsychologyToday
The author extols the virtues of personal courage and shows howto overcome fear and stand up for what is right.
This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.
În cele din urmă, aceasta este o carte care ne spune de ce fericirea ne poate întrista și de ce mindfulness-ul ar putea fi supraevaluat. Partea luminoasă a părții întunecate oferă un set de argumente provocatoare, fundamentate științific, în sprijinul unei vieți echilibrate. Dacă nu ai citit-o încă, ar trebui să te simți vinovat –iar acest lucru va fi spre binele tău. -- Adam Grant
Simt că am cinci noi superputeri după ce am citit această carte. Se dovedește că, pentru a avea o viață bună și satisfăcătoare, nu trebuie să încercăm să fim fericiți, calmi sau optimiști tot timpul. Putem învăța să folosim sentimentele inconfortabile precum mânia, anxietatea, vinovăția, tristețea sau plictiseala pentru a fi mai buni, mai curajoși, mai isteți, mai creativi și mai persuasivi. Partea întunecată are într-adevăr o parte luminoasă și această carte ne învață cum s-o folosim, pentru a duce în mod real o viață mai plină de sens. -- Jane McGonigal, PhD