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Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide Paperback – February 28, 2012
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That may seem like a strange way to start a review. But I find the book's size a great plus. A book that is lighter than a sandwich is easy to take along in a pocket or purse, readily available whenever I have a few minutes free. In the grocery store line? Open it up and read one of the insets.
This is a great book for people who want to put positive psychology to work in their own lives, or those of family members, clients, or colleagues. It contains 22 short chapters starting with What is happiness? and ending with Where next? In between appear many of the prominent topics in positive psychology: savoring, resilience, gratitude, positive relationships, optimism, emotional intelligence, character strengths, mindfulness, mindsets, motivation, and so on. The chapters are short, on average 9 pages long. They are written in accessible language for the lay reader, summarizing points made by leading researchers and illustrating topics with brief but believable stories. Each chapter ends with a section labeled Things to Remember that brings the main points of the chapter quickly back to mind.
Numerous insets make it an easy book to dip into. They include:
- 50 activities labeled Try it now!
- 4 case studies, each a story of a particular individual applying one or more of the concepts in the book in a particular situation.
- 8 questions for contemplation labeled Think about it! Some are accompanied by surprising facts.
- 2 sets of Useful tips
This little book that fits so easily into a pocket or purse is loaded with practical ideas and interesting questions.Read more ›
Introducing positive psychology: A practical guide by Bridget Grenville-Cleave is already a valued resource to my library.
I used this as road map to explore pockets of research on Positive Psychology. It pointed me to in good directions!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Provides good framework of Positive Psychology cited with good practical examplesPublished 17 months ago by Gary Cuthbert
I read some every day, I will start all over when done to follow the instructions. It is great so far, on about page 100.Published 21 months ago by Pamela White Weston
I found it light to read and easy to apply the techniques used. It is a good motivational reader! Loved itPublished on April 24, 2014 by Anusuya Doraisingham
Very very practical - excellent as a supplement to a classroom textbook or to design a workshop. Clear, concise, easy to use.Published on April 13, 2014 by Jody