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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions

Collating for the first time a range of techniques in positive psychology, this handbook introduces topics such as courage, empathy and humor, and spans areas as diverse as gratitude, forgiveness and strengths. It also explores special considerations such as ethics and motivation, and offers informed conjecture on future directions in research and practice. Comprehensive content summarizes theory and research on many areas of positive psychology intervention for the first time and provides essential updates on established interventions Features contributions from an array of leading researchers, including Bob Emmons, Sonja Lyubomirsky and Shane Lopez Covers established interventions - for instance, coaching and family therapy - as well as newly developed interventions - such as schizophrenia or stopping smoking
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List of Contributors xi Preface xv Part I Established Areas of Intervention 1 1 Gratitude Interventions: A Review and Future Agenda 3Tara Lomas, Jeffrey J. Froh, Robert A. Emmons, Anjali Mishra, and Giacomo Bono 2 Positive Psychological Interventions for Promoting Forgiveness: History, Present Status, and Future Prospects 20Everett L. Worthington Jr., Nathaniel G. Wade, and William T. Hoyt 3 Nurturing the Capacity to Savor: Interventions to Enhance the Enjoyment of Positive Experiences 42Jennifer L. Smith, Patrick R. Harrison, Jaime L. Kurtz, and Fred B. Bryant 4 Strengths Interventions: Current Progress and Future Directions 66Michelle C. Louis and Shane J. Lopez 5 Promoting Meaning and Purpose in Life 90Joo Yeon Shin and Michael F. Steger 6 Empathy-Related Interventions 111Mark H. Davis and Ena Begovic Part II New and Emerging Areas of Intervention 135 7 Creativity as a Target and Tool for Positive Interventions 137Marie J. C. Forgeard and Katherine V. Eichner 8 Do Good Things Come to Those Who Wait?: Patience Interventions to Improve Well-Being 155Sarah A. Schnitker and Justin T. Westbrook 9 Courage Interventions: Future Directions and Cautions 168Cynthia L. S. Pury, Charles B. Starkey, Chad R. Breeden, Christie L. Kelley, Hannah J. Murphy, and Arden Y. Lowndes 10 Humor Intervention Programs 179Willibald Ruch and Paul E. McGhee 11 Enacting Flow and Student Engagement in the College Classroom 194David J. Shernoff and Brett Anderson 12 Positive Education and Teaching for Wisdom 213Michel Ferrari and Christine E. Guthrie Part III Areas of Application 233 13 Positive Family Therapy Interventions 235Collie W. Conoley, Jane Close Conoley, and Marla E. Pontrelli 14 Applications of Positive Psychology to Individual Therapy 255Jeana L. Magyar-Moe 15 Evidence-Based Coaching as a Positive Psychological Intervention 273Suzy Green and Gordon B. Spence 16 Online Positive Psychological Interventions: State of the Art and Future Directions 286Linda Bolier and Katherina Martin Abello 17 Resilience Interventions for Youth 310Craig Springer, Justin Misurell, Amy Kranzler, Lindsay Liotta, and Jane Gillham 18 Positive Social Identity Interventions: Finding a Conduit for Well-Being in Stigmatized Group Memberships 327Thomas C. Ball and Michelle R. Nario-Redmond 19 Adapting a Positive Psychological Intervention for People with Schizophrenia 344Piper S. Meyer 20 Adapting Positive Psychology for Smoking Cessation 358Anne M. Day, Elise M. Clerkin, Nichea S. Spillane, and Christopher W. Kahler Part IV Special Considerations 371 21 Making Happiness Last: Using the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention Model to Extend the Success of Positive Interventions 373Katherine Jacobs Bao and Sonja Lyubomirsky 22 Person-Activity Fit in Positive Psychological Interventions 385Stephen M. Schueller 23 Taking Culture into Account with Positive Psychological Interventions 403Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti 24 Dovetailing Ethical Practice and Positive Psychology to Promote Integrity, Industriousness, Innovation, and Impact 416Dianne A. Vella-Brodrick 25 Beyond Life Satisfaction: A Scientific Approach to Well-Being Gives Us Much More to Measure 433Jose L. Duarte 26 Positive Psychological Interventions and Self-Perceptions: A Cautionary Tale 450Kasley M. Killam and Young-Hoon Kim 27 Act Well to Be Well: The Promise of Changing Personality States to Promote Well-Being 462Laura E. R. Blackie, Ann Marie Roepke, Marie J. C. Forgeard, Eranda Jayawickreme, and William Fleeson Index 475


About the Author

Acacia Parks is Assistant Professor of Psychology atHiram College, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the University ofPennsylvania. Her research focuses on the efficacy of positiveinterventions, and the psychological and behavioral characteristicsof individuals who use them. She is an associate editor of theJournal of Positive Psychology, as well as co-editor of Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology (APAPress). Dr. Parks is an active teacher of both positive psychologyand critical writing. Stephen Schueller is a Research Assistant Professor ofPreventive Medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School ofMedicine and a faculty member of the Center for BehavioralIntervention Technologies (CBITs). He received his Ph.D. from theUniversity of Pennsylvania and completed his clinical internshipand postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, SanFrancisco. His research focuses on developing, implementing, andevaluating Internet and mobile interventions for the treatment andprevention of depression and promotion of well-being. He is anassociate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology. Dr.Schueller is a licensed clinical psychologist and integratespositive psychology into his conceptual and applied work.

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