2011

Positive Psychology as Social Change

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ISBN: 978-90-481-9937-2 (Print) 978-90-481-9938-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

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    Pages 1-14

    What People Really Want in Life and Why It Matters: Contributions from Research on Folk Theories of the Good Life

  3. Some Cautionary Thoughts

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-32

      Think Before You Think

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      Pages 33-49

      Socially Responsible Cheermongery: On the Sociocultural Contexts and Levels of Social Happiness Policies

  4. Positive Psychology and Public Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 51-51

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      Pages 53-71

      Monitoring Psychosocial Prosperity for Social Change

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      Pages 73-87

      Gross National Happiness: A Gift from Bhutan to the World

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      Pages 89-108

      Ecological Challenges, Materialistic Values, and Social Change

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      Pages 109-122

      Positive Psychology and Public Health

  5. Positive Psychology and Poverty

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

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      Pages 125-140

      Positive Psychology and Poverty

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      Pages 141-156

      Strengthening Underprivileged Communities: Strengths-Based Approaches as a Force for Positive Social Change in Community Development

  6. Positive Psychology and Organizations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-174

      Creating Positive Social Change Through Building Positive Organizations: Four Levels of Intervention

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      Pages 175-189

      Organizational Democracy as a Force for Social Change

  7. Positive Psychology and a Focus on Others

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 191-191

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      Pages 193-218

      Better Living Through Perspective Taking

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      Pages 219-234

      Investing in Others: Prosocial Spending for (Pro)Social Change

  8. Positive Psychology and Social Change Interventions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 235-235

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      Pages 237-266

      How Does Coaching Positively Impact Organizational and Societal Change?

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      Pages 267-291

      Positive Psychotherapy and Social Change

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      Pages 293-308

      Recreate or Create? Leisure as an Arena for Recovery and Change

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      Pages 309-326

      Positive Computing

  9. Change the world

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 327-327

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      Pages 329-345

      Changing the World: The Science of Transformative Action

  10. Back Matter

    Pages 347-358