Positive psychology is a vibrantly developing scientific field. It provides a fresh look at human behaviour and the promotion of well-being, covering a magnitude of topics related to feeling good, functioning well, being true to our own values, and growing from both positive and negative life experiences. Towards flourishing: embracing well-being in diverse contexts reflects on what harmony, peace and balance on an individual, group and societal level may mean and how these can promote well-being.
Towards flourishing: embracing well-being in diverse contexts is an update and extension of the first edition Towards flourishing: contextualising positive psychology. It highlights the developments and changes in the field of positive psychology during the past decade, with particular reference to the newly emerging Third Wave (P3.0). It also includes findings from the newly developing field of multidisciplinary well-being studies as well as other quality-of-life studies enhancing well-being in diverse contexts.
Contents include the following:
· Pathways to flourishing and recognising the changing landscape of positive psychology
· Feeling good: the hedonic perspective on well-being
· Functioning well: the eudaimonic perspective on well-being
· The interplay of body and mind in well-being
· Theories on character strengths, resilience, hope and self-determination
· Selected theories on functioning well and feeling good
· Positive relationships and positive institutions
· Well-being: societies, nations and cultures
· Activities and programmes to enhance well-being
· Towards well-being in diverse contexts
Section A: Welcome to positive psychology and well-being studies
1. Pathways to flourishing and recognising the changing landscape of positive psychology
Section B: What is positive psychology about in real life?
2. Feeling good: the hedonic perspective on well-being
3. Functioning well: the eudaimonic perspective on well-being
4. The interplay of body and mind in well-being
Section C: Understanding well-being – theories and findings
5. Theories on character strengths, resilience, hope and self-determination
6. Selected theories on functioning well and feeling good
Section D: Positive psychology in context
7. Positive relationships
8. Positive institutions
9. Well-being: societies, nations and cultures
Section E: Enhancing flourishing – changing for the better
10. Activities and programmes to enhance well-being
11. Towards well-being in diverse contexts
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