Oxford Handbook of Happiness.

In recent decades there has been a shift in focus from psychological and social problems-what might be called the ""dark side"" of humanity-to human well-being and flourishing. The Positive Psychology movement, along with changes in attitudes toward organisational and societal he...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: David, Susan
Other Authors: Boniwell, Ilona, Ayers, Amanda Conley
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2012.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; SECTION I: PSYCHOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO HAPPINESS; 2. Introduction to Psychological Approaches to Happiness; 3. The Broaden-and-Build Theory of Positive Emotions: Form, Function, and Mechanisms; 4. The Endowment-Contrast Model: A Lens for Happiness Research; 5. Past, Present, and Future of Flow; 6. Emotionally Intelligent Happiness; 7. Religious Engagement and Well-being; 8. Positive Psychological Experiences and Psychopathology: A Self-Regulatory Perspective; 9. The Rewards of Happiness.
  • 10. Happiness Experienced: The Science of Subjective Well-beingSECTION II: PSYCHOLOGICAL DEFINITIONS OF HAPPINESS; 11. Introduction to Psychological Definitions of Happiness; 12. Notions of the Good Life; 13. Subjective Well-being; 14. Measuring Happiness and Subjective Well-being; 15. Eudaimonia; 16. What Makes for a Life Well Lived? Autonomy and its Relation to Full Functioning and Organismic Wellness; 17. Functional Well-being: Happiness as Feelings, Evaluations, and Functioning; SECTION III: PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES TO HAPPINESS; 18. Introduction to Philosophical Approaches to Happiness.
  • 19. The Pursuit of Happiness in History20. Happiness in Early Chinese Thought; 21. Continental Contributions to our Understanding of Happiness and Suffering; 22. The Seductions of Happiness; 23. The Nature and Significance of Happiness; 24. Philosophical Methods in Happiness Research; 25. Happiness and Its Opposites; SECTION IV: SPIRITUAL APPROACHES TO HAPPINESS; 26. Introduction to Spiritual Approaches to Happiness; 27. A Buddhist View of Happiness; 28. Relational Buddhism: An Integrative Psychology of Happiness amidst Existential Suffering.
  • 29. Well-being from the Hindu/Sanātana Dharma Perspective30. Flourishing through Meditation and Mindfulness; 31. Heaven on Earth: Beneficial Effects of Sanctification for Individual and Interpersonal Well-being; 32. Quieting the Mind and Low Arousal Routes to Happiness; SECTION V: HAPPINESS AND SOCIETY; 33. Introduction to Happiness and Society; 34. Economics and the Study of Individual Happiness; 35. Comparing Well-being Across Nations: Conceptual and Empirical Issues; 36. The Geography of Happiness; 37. Well-being in Consumer Societies; 38. Well-being and Sustainable Development.
  • 39. Well-being and Public PolicySECTION VI: POSITIVE EDUCATION; 40. Introduction to Positive Education; 41. Education and Well-being; 42. Should Education Have Happiness Lessons?; 43. Well-being and Resilience in Education; 44. Happiness in the Classroom; 45. Applying Happiness and Well-being Research to the Teaching and Learning Process; 46. Resilience Education; 47. Teaching for Wisdom; 48. Going Beyond the Accidental: Happiness, Education, and the Wellington College Experience; 49. Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School; SECTION VII: HAPPINESS AND ORGANIZATIONS.