From U.S. News & World Report, March 12, 2015
From The Atlantic, March 10, 2015
Bestselling author, world leading psychologist and expert adviser on wellbeing in international public policy, Seligman considers the role of imagination and creativity in shaping the future, and how does this change as we get older?
Renowned social psychologist, Professor Roy F. Baumeister, is among the most prolific and most heavily cited psychologists in the world, with over 500 publications. His 31 books include the New York Times bestseller Willpower. Baumeister looks at how we make decisions. Do habits and past events determine our behaviour, or are we able to choose between different imagined futures to create complex plans that can be realised?
By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney
Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.
By Ed Diener
The Collected Works of Ed Diener, in 3 volumes, present the major works of the leading research scientist studying happiness and well-being. The first volume presents the major theory and review papers of Ed Diener, giving a broad overview of findings in the field, and the theories of well-being. The second volume focuses on culture, citing findings that are mostly all derived from the Diener laboratory and his students. The third volume on measurement is the most applied and practical one because it discusses all the measures used, and presents new measures.
By Jane Dutton
Corrosive work relationships are like black holes that swallow up energy that people need to do their jobs. In contrast, high-quality relationships generate and sustain energy, equipping people to do work and do it well. Grounded in solid research, this book uses energy as a measurement to describe the power of positive and negative connections in people's experience at work. Author Jane Dutton provides three pathways for turning negative connections into positive ones that create and sustain employee resilience and flexibility, facilitate the speed and quality of learning, and build individual commitment and cooperation. Through compelling and illustrative stories, Energize Your Workplace offers managers, executives, and human resource professionals the resources they need to build high-quality connections in the workplace.
By Laura King
Experience Psychology introduces function before dysfunction, building student awareness and understanding by looking first at typical, everyday behavior before delving into the less common—and likely less personally experienced—rare and abnormal. Experience Psychology helps students to perform to their maximum potential in and out of the classroom, fully engaging them in the content and experiences that comprise the world’s most popular undergraduate major.
By David Cooperrider and Diana Whitney
Written by the originators and leaders of the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) movement itself, this short, practical guide offers an approach to organizational change based on the possibility of a more desirable future, experience with the whole system, and activities that signal ""something different is happening this time."" That difference systematically taps the potential of human beings to make themselves, their organizations, and their communities more adaptive and more effective. AI, a theory of collaborative change, erases the winner/loser paradigm in favor of coordinated actions and closer relationships that lead to solutions at once simpler and more effective.
By Kim Cameron, Jane Dutton, Robert Quinn
In helping establish a new field of study in the organizational sciences, POS, this book examines a variety of positive dynamics in businesses and organizations that give rise to extraordinary outcomes. Positive Organizational Scholarship does not adopt one particular theory or framework, but encompasses any phenomenon that leads to positive, nurturing results. This collection of essays, written by established senior scholars, explains why and how these commonsense prescriptions work.