A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life

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ISBN: 978-94-007-4962-7 (Print) 978-94-007-4963-4 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-14

    Introduction: Looking at Quality of Life and Well-Being from a Positive Psychology Perspective

  3. Quality of life, well-being, and positive psychology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-32

      Hierarchical Needs, Income Comparisons, and Happiness Levels

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      Pages 33-50

      Goals and Plans: Their Relationship to Well-Being

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      Pages 51-66

      Living in Accordance with One’s Implicit Motives: Cross-Cultural Evidence for Beneficial Effects of Motive-Goal Congruence and Motive Satisfaction

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      Pages 67-86

      Positive Psychology and Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis: A Critical Examination of Congruence

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      Pages 87-106

      Life Satisfaction in Adults: The Effect of Religiosity, Worry, and Perceived Physical Health State

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      Pages 107-124

      Altruism and Health: Theoretical Perspectives

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      Pages 125-145

      Marital Quality and Well-Being: The Role of Gender, Marital Duration, Social Support and Cultural Context

  4. Positive psychology and human strengths

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147

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      Pages 149-173

      The Role of Dispositional Optimism in Physical and Mental Well-Being

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      Pages 175-188

      The Relation of Optimism to Cardiac Patients’ Subjective Health Through Illness Representations: Does the Level of Optimism Matter?

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      Pages 189-218

      Wise Thinking, Hopeful Thinking, and Positive Aging: Reciprocal Relations of Wisdom, Hope, Memory, and Affect in Young, Middle-Aged, and Older Adults

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      Pages 219-241

      Dispositional Hope and Action-State Orientation: Their Role in Self-Regulated Learning

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      Pages 243-258

      One Ingredient in the Mix: Interest and Psychological Well-Being

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      Pages 259-272

      From Burnout to Engagement During Transition from School to Work

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      Pages 273-294

      A Comparative Study of Resilience in Greece and Cyprus: The Effects of Negative Life Events, Self-Efficacy, and Social Support on Mental Health

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 295-299