Books

  • This unique volume brings together authorities from across the world to write about how relationships might be enhanced in all these difference areas of our lives. It also explores how to address the challenges involved in establishing and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt, how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback and how to be optimistic. With concrete examples, Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children.
  • Love holds the key to improving both mental and physical health, and lengthening our lives.
  • The father of modern positive psychology tells the story of the transformation of the psychology discipline through the lens of his own career and change of heart.
  • Second Wave Positive Psychology: Embracing the Dark Side of Life is an innovative and groundbreaking textbook that explores a variety of topics we consider to be part of the 'dark' side of life while emphasising their role in our positive functioning and transformation as human beings.
  • Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a widely recognised process for engaging people in organizational development and change management. Based on conversational practice, it is a particular way of asking questions, fostering relationships and increasing an organization's capacity for collaboration and change.
  • Promoting Well-Being is the only book that links psychological wellness with organisational and community health. It provides important insights into how these areas interact and strategies for helping clients harness the benefits of these interactions. It is an essential tool for psychologists, counsellors, social workers, human service professionals, public health professionals, and students in these fields.
  • Based on exciting discoveries in mathematics, genetics, psychology and sociology,Connected by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler is an innovative and fascinating exploration of how social networks operate.
  • Positive Leadership shows how to reach beyond ordinary success to achieve extraordinary effectiveness, spectacular results, and what Kim Cameron calls “positively deviant performance”, performance far above the norm.
  • Counterclockwise describes ways to reorient our attitudes and language in order to achieve better health. Langer shows the ways in which belief in physical limits can be constraints and demonstrates how the desire for certainty in medical diagnosis and treatment often prevents fully exploiting the power of uncertainty.
  • Renowned psychologist Paul Ekman explains the roots of our emotions: anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and happiness, and shows how they cascade across our faces, providing clear signals to those who can identify the clues.
  • In The Emotionally Intelligent Manager by David R. Caruso and Peter Salovey show that emotion is not just important, its absolutely necessary for us to make good decisions, take action to solve problems, cope with change, and succeed.
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