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Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Kennon M. Sheldon, Todd B. Kashdan, and Michael F. Steger


Positive psychology exploded into public consciousness ten years ago and has continued to capture attention around the world ever since. The movement promised to study positive human nature, using only the most rigorous scientific tools and theories. How well has this promise been fulfilled? This book evaluates the first decade of this fledgling field of study from the perspective of nearly every leading researcher in the field. Scholars in the areas of social, personality, clinical, biological, emotional, and applied psychology take stock of their fields, while bearing in mind the original ma ... More

Keywords: human nature, social psychology, personality psychology, clinical psychology, biological psychology, emotional psychology, applied psychology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195373585
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kennon M. Sheldon, editor
University of Missouri
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Todd B. Kashdan, editor
George Mason University
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Michael F. Steger, editor
Colorado State University
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I Introductory Perspectives

II Biological Perspectives

III Emotional Perspectives

IV Social-Cognitive Perspectives

V Introductory Perspectives

VI Relationship Perspectives

VII Clinical Perspectives

VIII Organizational Perspectives

IX Societal Perspectives

X Summary Perspectives

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