Positive Psychology

Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation

Editors: Sinnott, Jan (Ed.)

  • Examines adult motivation from the viewpoint of positive psychology
  • Emphasis on the full developmental lifespan
  • Provides a useful resource for both practitioners and academics in the field of positive psychology
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About this book

Positive Psychology and Adult Motivation examines the cognitions, traits, and contexts of behavior that are associated with optimal development and resilience through the entire life course. The book investigates the personal psychological development through the stages of emerging adulthood, full adulthood, middle age, and old age as individuals and how they respond positively to them. It explores which traits are needed and which aspects of the environment help a person to truly flourish, thrive and grow. The volume describes the development of resilience as well as other characteristics that will assist individuals in overcoming challenges through adult development.

About the authors

Jan D. Sinnott, PHD, is a Professor of Psychology at Towson University in Baltimore, MD. She specializes in Lifespan Positive Development and the applications of existential, transpersonal, mind-body and positive psychology.  After completing a Postdoc at the National Institute on Aging, she developed her theory of Complex Problem Solving in the second half of life, and has authored or co-authored over 100 scholarly and applied books and other publications. Her research team is currently studying Complex Problem Solving, Intelligence, and Satisfaction in Intimate Relationships.

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From the reviews:

“This substantial and informative volume, edited by Jan Sinnott, is best suited to academics, practitioners, and others familiar with research in the field and related areas. It consists of 19 chapters divided into four parts: Positive Subjective Experiences, Positive Personality Traits, Positive Environments, and Learning to Thrive During Adulthood. The contributing authors examine many of positive psychology’s current foci, including optimal development, flourishing, and resilience throughout the stages of life.” (Debbie Joffe Ellis, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (14), April, 2014)

“It’s a useful first and second look at Positive Psychology. Not light reading, but clearly useful for those interested in positive psychology. … I found it an exciting addition to my bookshelf and definitely one I will share with my psychology students.” (CouragePsyc, couragepsyc.blogspot.com.au, March, 2014)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Calling in Childrearing: Promoting Meaningful, Purposeful Living in Family Life

    Coulson, Justin (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Mental Health and Illness In Relation to Physical Health Across the Lifespan

    Lamers, Sanne M. A. (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Flow Theory and the Paradox of Happiness

    Moore, Bryan

    Pages 35-42

  • Finding Flow: The History and Future of a Positive Psychology Concept

    Rich, Grant J.

    Pages 43-60

  • Identity, Wisdom, and Critical Life Events in Younger Adulthood

    Webster, Jeffrey Dean

    Pages 61-77

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eBook $44.99
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Hardcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7281-0
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Softcover $149.00
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Softcover $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1592-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Positive Psychology
Book Subtitle
Advances in Understanding Adult Motivation
Editors
  • Jan Sinnott
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7282-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7282-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7281-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9289-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1592-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 353
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