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This brief paperback presents in-depth coverage of the relatively new area of positive psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how positive psychology relates to stresses and health within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology.

About the Author

William Compton earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Vanderbilt University. Currently as Professor of Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University, he has taught a wide variety of classes including Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Counseling , Psychology of Happiness, and Introduction to Clinical Psychology. Research interests include health psychology, personality, and social psychology.

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"The way the book is organized allows for the inclusion and consideration of ideas/research that is difficult to define in ?traditional? psychology (i.e. flow, ?the zone?). I especially like the way that topics in ?Traditional? introductory psychology textbooks (e.g. social/personality/developmental/clinical) are presented with different information and different studies than I have seen before.""The way the book is organized allows for the inclusion and consideration of ideas/research that is difficult to define in ?traditional? psychology (i.e. flow, ?the zone?). I especially like the way that topics in ?Traditional? introductory psychology textbooks (e.g. social/personality/developmental/clinical) are presented with different information and different studies than I have seen before.""I thought chapters 4, 5,6, and 8 were well written and covered topics that are not covered much in other textbooks."

Product Details

ISBN:
9781111834128
Author:
Compton, William C.
Publisher:
Wadsworth Publishing Company
Author:
Hoffman, Edward
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
Psychology-Reference
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Copyright:
Series:
PSY 255 Health Psychology
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
400

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