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Health, Happiness, and Well-Being
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"One of the strongest features is that chapters [are] written by the people who have done the research. I am familiar with the work of all of them, and it's a stellar group." - James E. Maddux, George Mason University Health, Happiness, and Well-Being provides readers with a panoramic view of what the best psychological science has to offer regarding how to attain physical health and optimum psychological functioning. Students, faculty, general readers, and professionals can rely on the expertise of leading scholars to assist them in evaluating claims and appreciating the influence of popular yet unsubstantiated beliefs in shaping opinions about behavioral health and psychological well-being. Packed with examples drawn from the media and scientific journals, the authors discuss why accurate, up-to-date, and valid health information is vital to achieving the good life.
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Chapter 1: Health, Happiness, and Well-Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science - Steven Jay Lynn, William O'Donohue, and Scott O. Lilienfeld Part I: Essential Skills for Better Living Chapter 2: Emotion Regulation: Staying in Control - Lorie A. Ritschel and Cynthia L. Ramirez Chapter 3: Effective Problem Solving - Christine Maguth Nezu, Arthur M. Nezu, and Sarah Ricelli Chapter 4: Understanding and Enhancing Psychological Acceptance - James D. Herbert and Lynn L. Brandsma Part II: Coping and Resilience Chapter 5: Stress, Coping, and Resilience in the Face of Trauma - Anthony Papa, Julie Kahler, and Clair Rummel Chapter 6: Coping With Chronic Pain - Joshua R. Dyer, Merry Sylvester, Emily K. Traupman, Jessica L. Mackelprang, and David R. Patterson Chapter 7: Chilling Out: Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga - Anne Malaktaris, Peter Lemons, Steven Jay Lynn, and Liam Condon Part III: Staying Healthy and Becoming Healthier Chapter 8: Sleeping Well - Richard R. Bootzin, Elaine Blank, and Tucker Peck Chapter 9: Science Weighs in on Obesity - Adria Pearson and Linda W. Craighead Chapter 10: Exercise: A Path to Physical and Psychological Well-Being - Reed Maxwell and Steven Jay Lynn Part IV: Happiness and Spirituality Chapter 11: What Psychological Science Knows About Achieving Happiness - S. Katherine Nelson, Jaime L. Kurtz, and Sonja Lyubomirsky Chapter 12: Integrating Religion and Spirituality Into Treatment: Research and Practice - Emily A. Padgett, Katherine G. Kusner, and Kenneth I. Pargament Chapter 13: Building Wisdom and Character - Robert J. Sternberg Part V: Enriching Relationships, Managing Money Chapter 14: Making Marriage (and Other Relationships) Work - Matthew D. Johnson Chapter 15: The Joys of Loving: Enhancing Sexual Experiences - Rachael Ann Fite Chapter 16: Raising Our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting - Keith D. Allen, Mark D. Shriver, and Cy Nadler Chapter 17: Financial Skills - William O'Donohue and Alexandros Maragakis

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Steven Jay Lynn is a distinguished professor of psychology (SUNY) and director of the Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University. He is the inaugural editor and editor of Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice (APA), and he is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities at the State University of New York. Dr. Lynn is a fellow of many professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. He has published over 300 articles and chapters on psychotherapy, hypnosis, memory, dissociative disorders, and trauma, and he has written or edited 20 books. The National Institute of Mental Health has supported his research. William T. O'Donohue is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy at University of Nevada, Reno, and a faculty member of the National Judicial College. He is widely recognized in the field for his proposed innovations in mental health service delivery, in treatment design and evaluation, and in knowledge of empirically supported cognitive behavioral therapies. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy and served on the Board of Directors of this organization. Dr. O'Donohue has published over 50 books and 150 articles in scholarly journals and book chapters. For the past 14 years, he has been director of a free clinic that treats children who have been sexually abused and adults who have been sexually assaulted. Scott O. Lilienfeld is professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The founder and editor of Scientific Review of Mental Health Practice, he is past president (2001-2002) of the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Section III, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. He has served on 10 editorial boards, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Perspectives on Psychological Science, and Clinical Psychology Review. Dr. Lilienfeld has published over 200 articles, book chapters, and books on personality disorders (particularly psychopathic personality), personality assessment, anxiety disorders, pseudoscience in psychology, and evidence-based practices in clinical psychology. His work on psychological science and pseudoscience has been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Boston Globe, USA Today, the New Yorker, and Scientific American. In addition, he has appeared on 20/20, CNN, NPR, and numerous other radio programs.

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"One of the strongest features is that chapters [are] written by the people who have done the research. I am familiar with the work of all of them, and it's a stellar group." -- James E. Maddux, George Mason University

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