New PDF release: A Positive Psychology Perspective on Quality of Life

By Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9400749627

ISBN-13: 9789400749627

ISBN-10: 9400749635

ISBN-13: 9789400749634

The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, while it was once brought, is getting used usually within the context of illnesses. components of one’s lifestyles that give a contribution to QoL are sturdy actual and psychological future health, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, with the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, confident feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective wellbeing and fitness (SWB), however, was once constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a historical past of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an impression on SWB, equivalent to SES, gender, overall healthiness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self reliant line of study relates to what has been known as optimistic Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, resembling optimism, desire, knowledge, optimistic feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to optimistic functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the flow of optimistic psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, most likely due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. in spite of the fact that, QoL should be conceived of as a known time period that relates to everyone, fit or no longer. during this experience, it really is heavily relating to SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses confident feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many alternative domain names of existence corresponding to interpersonal kinfolk, health-related events, and academic strivings. furthermore, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB will be studied when it comes to people’s targets and strengths of personality, that's, from a good mental standpoint. one of these point of view can demonstrate the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of existence and, in particular, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more fit, and extra winning lifestyles, even in face of adversity. hence, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology, it really is attainable to discover the typical floor they proportion and every of them can take advantage of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current publication is to collect those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised via them, and provides an integrative point of view from the optimistic psychology perspective. It additionally goals to increase the variety of lifestyles occasions during which you can still search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed e-book covers diversified age populations (from little ones to older adults), fit and folks dealing with illnesses in addition to humans dealing with difficulties of their interpersonal lives or of their ambitions. It additionally discusses elements that give a contribution to marital pride, health within the college context, and issues that folks worth and cherish. The chapters confer with notions corresponding to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize precise human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the position of objectives and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited ebook goal at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and study on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly certain theoretical traditions. The proposed booklet covers a large diversity of subject matters, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative procedure. eventually, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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Engagement in striving towards those better states is therefore healthy. Goals, then, relate to well-being because they reflect engagement in life, which is linked to, or perhaps just part of, well-being. Goals motivate engagement in life tasks (Cantor and Sanderson 1999) and also direct that engagement so serving the function of organising and directing behaviour. Engagement in life tasks, as well as being intrinsically good, will also create positive affect (hedonic well-being) and produce a sense of purpose (eudaimonic well-being), though goal investment may also be associated with increased negative affect and worry (Pomerantz et al.

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