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Health, Happiness, and Well-Being

Better Living Through Psychological Science

By Steven Jay Lynn (Edited by), William T. O'Donohue (Edited by), Scott O. Lilienfeld (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 472 pages
Published In: United States, 04 November 2014
"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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Health, Happiness, and Well-Being: Better Living Through Psychological Science - Steven Jay Lynn, William O'Donohue, and Scott O. LilienfeldPart I: Essential Skills for Better LivingChapter 2: Emotion Regulation: Staying in Control - Lorie A. Ritschel and Cynthia L. RamirezChapter 3: Effective Problem Solving - Christine Maguth Nezu, Arthur M. Nezu, and Sarah RicelliChapter 4: Understanding and Enhancing Psychological Acceptance - James D. Herbert and Lynn L. BrandsmaPart II: Coping and ResilienceChapter 5: Stress, Coping, and Resilience in the Face of Trauma - Anthony Papa, Julie Kahler, and Clair RummelChapter 6: Coping With Chronic Pain - Joshua R. Dyer, Merry Sylvester, Emily K. Traupman, Jessica L. Mackelprang, and David R. PattersonChapter 7: Chilling Out: Meditation, Relaxation, and Yoga - Anne Malaktaris, Peter Lemons, Steven Jay Lynn, and Liam CondonPart III: Staying Healthy and Becoming HealthierChapter 8: Sleeping Well - Richard R. Bootzin, Elaine Blank, and Tucker PeckChapter 9: Science Weighs in on Obesity - Adria Pearson and Linda W. CraigheadChapter 10: Exercise: A Path to Physical and Psychological Well-Being - Reed Maxwell and Steven Jay LynnPart IV: Happiness and SpiritualityChapter 11: What Psychological Science Knows About Achieving Happiness - S. Katherine Nelson, Jaime L. Kurtz, and Sonja LyubomirskyChapter 12: Integrating Religion and Spirituality Into Treatment: Research and Practice - Emily A. Padgett, Katherine G. Kusner, and Kenneth I. PargamentChapter 13: Building Wisdom and Character - Robert J. SternbergPart V: Enriching Relationships, Managing MoneyChapter 14: Making Marriage (and Other Relationships) Work - Matthew D. JohnsonChapter 15: The Joys of Loving: Enhancing Sexual Experiences - Rachael Ann FiteChapter 16: Raising Our Kids Well: Guidelines for Positive Parenting - Keith D. Allen, Mark D. Shriver, and Cy NadlerChapter 17: Financial Skills - William O'Donohue and Alexandros Maragakis

About the Author

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.


"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

EAN: 9781452203171
ISBN: 1452203172
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8 centimetres (0.51 kg)
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