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Positive Psychology at the Movies: Using Films to Build Character Strengths and Well-Being Paperback – June 30, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0889374430 ISBN-10: 0889374430 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 488 pages
  • Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing; 2 edition (June 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0889374430
  • ISBN-13: 978-0889374430
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #209,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Foreword of this Edition:
This is the most important book about movies of our times. --Frank Farley, PhD, L. H. Carnell Professor, Temple University, Philadelphia, Former President of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Ryan Niemiec and Danny Wedding s updated edition of Positive Psychology at the Movies is an exploration of the ways that movies can illuminate and portray the principles of positive psychology, especially character strengths...
"[The authors] encourage the reader to watch films with an eye on strengths and well-being. They ask us to watch mindfully instead of passively, and to take lessons from the films and apply them to our own lives... [They] also give practical applications for mining the most character strength knowledge from a film and ways to bring that learning into daily life. There is a great deal of information here.
"The most intriguing part of [the] 470-page book ... focuses on the ways in which movies can support Martin Seligman s PERMA model of human flourishing... The learning possibilities are endless. --Bright Dickson, MAPP, Theano Coaching LLC, in Psychology News Daily, 2013

(A) valuable book. As a business consultant and leadership coach, I continually look for ways to help my clients increase their awareness of their leadership style, and how their personality and sense of self informs this awareness. The use of films and clips (including examples from television) are a valuable tool. I have already shared this book with my peers... --Howard A Fox, MA, Fielding Graduate University, in Doody's Listings and Reviews, 2013

About the Author

Ryan M. Niemiec, PhD, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in Cincinnati. He is Education Director of VIA
Institute on Character, a certified coach with Hummingbird Coaching Services, and a frequent lecturer
and workshop leader. He is author of a number of articles and film editor of PsycCRITIQUES. He received
a specialization in film studies from Michigan State University.
Danny Wedding, PhD, MPH, trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Hawaii. He is currently
Associate Dean for Management and International Programs at the California School of Professional Psychology,
Alliant University. For many years he was Professor of Psychiatry, University of Missouri-Columbia
School of Medicine and Director of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH). Dr. Wedding is the author
or editor of 12 books and is editor for PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology and APA Review of Books.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Li4n4 on August 25, 2013
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It's great to have a book that combines a fascination with movies with an understanding of positive psychology. This adds yet another layer to the depth of what a person can experience while watching movies. Also, this book could be somewhat inspirational; just choose an emotion to explore and then watch the corresponding movies.
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Great book with insight and descriptions of the strengths of the different characters of movies which one is able to relate to or learn more about.
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This is absolutely a must read book if you love movies, want to learn about character strength, positive psychology or simply enjoy and understand your life and life of others. I personally use this as a guide before I watch any movie. Actually I pick movies from this book (1,500 movies) knowing that I will enjoy and learn from it. It is a rear combination of great reading and scientifically proven research that you cannot find elsewhere. An outstanding resource for those studying positive psychology and a great book for movie lovers and people who simply want to increase their well being, become happier and live more meaningful life.

Braco Pobric, author of Habits and Happiness: How to become happier and improve your wellbeing by changing your habits
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By RLORLO on July 17, 2014
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45 bucks for a kindle book? That's way too much. Ridiculous.
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