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Editors: Anastasios Stalikas & Pasxalia Mytskidou, Topos, 2011

 

Positive Psychology is focused on promoting well-being, human flourishing and life-satisfaction by examining the role of positive emotions, traits, motives, and qualities of individuals. This book provides a presentation of the basic concepts of Positive Psychology, such as psychological resilience, hope and optimism, as well as their evaluation criteria.  At the same time, it presents the theories and principles of the field of Positive Psychology. Finally, the book examines positive psychology applications in the workplace, education and the health sector aiming at the growth of people, groups and organizations.

Editors: Anastasios Stalikas, Sofia Triliva, Pagona Roussi, Pedio, 2012

 

This collective work presents more than 600 psychometric instruments that have either been built or translated and standardized in Greek. It aims to provide a source of reference which will assist in improving the practices of applied psychometrics in Greece, as well as raise awareness within the Greek scientific society.

Stalikas Anastasios, Topos, 2011

 

This book is a complete guide on the theoretical and practical topics of research in Clinical Psychology. In particular, the book examines the philosophical and scientific basis of research methods, research planning, issues of validity, as well as the sample selection rules and procedures.

Anastasios Stalikas, Ellinika Grammata, 2005

 

This book is the first complete introduction to psychotherapy process in the Greek Bibliography. It provides the theoretical background to support the interventions offered and the methods used by the most important psychotherapeutic models. It is also a brief and complete guide for applied psychotherapy.

Anastasios Stalikas, Alkimin Boutri, Ellinika Grammata, 2004

 

This book constitutes Ea review of the psychotherapeutic theories, research findings, and methods concerning the expression of acute or powerful emotion in psychotherapy. The reader will find a brief presentation of the different theories proposed by the greatest scholars and researchers on the nature and function of the expression of acute emotion in the psychotherapeutic process and its role in psychotherapeutic change.

Anastasios Stalikas, Martha Chamodraka, Ellinika Grammata, 2004

 

This book provides a description of the evolution of the empathy concept as well as a list of the major definitions of empathy. At the same time, the major perceptions concerning its substance and structure are presented. Next, empathy and its role in the therapeutic process are examined within the context of client-centered, psychoanalytic and experiential approaches, as well as within other approaches and theories.

Anastasios Stalikas, Antigoni Mertika, Ellinika Grammata, 2004

 

This book provides an examination of one of the most important variables used in the research of the therapeutic process: the therapeutic alliance. In particular, it presents the related theoretical background and research data and describes the views on the concept offered by theorists of different approaches, such as psychodynamic, client-centered, behavior-cognitive, and pantheoretical, among others.

Paschalia Mytskidou, Sideris, 2014

 

We all are interested in other people’s opinions and we all get stressed and upset by negative criticism. Yet, for some of us the level of that stress is too high and the consequences it has on our lives are so serious, that it is difficult for us to cope with it and be happy. Paschalia Mitskidou, doctor of clinical psychology and certified psychotherapist in Behavior-Cognitive Psychotherapy, derives material from her clinical experience and makes a clear and descriptive presentation of the difficulties and the problems that come up within the context of our social interaction, from the simple ones to those that can turn into phobias and disorders. She also presents and explains the various techniques that are applied for their effective coping.

Vasiliki Yotsidi, Topos, 2013

 

The book analyzes the psychoanalytic concept of resistance through the juxtaposition of the main psychotherapy approaches and current research findings. Clinical examples are used in order to help the reader understand the concept deeper. 

Michael Galanakis, Stamouli, 2012

 

This book treats the subjects of four fundamental axes of Occupational Psychology: Human Resources Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology and Ergonomics. Its aim is to assist anyone who wishes to grasp the current and the future changes, in order to stay active in the dynamic working and economic arena.

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Positive Psychology books

Biswas-Diener, Robert (Ed.), Springer, 2011

 

In recent times there has been growing interest in positive psychology. This is evidenced by the swell in positive psychology graduate programs, undergraduate courses, journals related to the topic, popular book titles on the topic and scholarly publications. Within the positive psychology community there has been an increased emphasis on the socially beneficial side of positive psychological science. At the First World Congress of the International Positive Psychology Association there was a major push to look at positive psychology as a social change mechanism. This volume will bring together thoughts of leaders in positive psychology from 8 countries to capitalize on the push toward social change and flourishing. By releasing this title at a critical time Springer has the opportunity to help frame the agenda for positive psychology as a force for social change. This seminal work is meant for anyone interested in happiness, strengths, flourishing or positive institutions. It introduces Positive Psychology as an unapplied science that can be used to create positive social transformation and enabling institutions. This is a must-have title for academics, especially psychologists, sociologists, economists, and professionals working in the field of Positive Psychology and Well-Being.

Edited by Shane J. Lopez and C.R. Snyder, Oxford University Press,2009

 

The Handbook of Positive Psychology provides a forum for a more positive view of the human condition. In its pages, readers are treated to an analysis of what the foremost experts believe to be the fundamental strengths of humankind. Both seasoned professionals and students just entering the field are eager to grasp the power and vitality of the human spirit as it faces a multitude of life challenges. The Handbook is the first systematic attempt to bring together leading scholars to give voice to the emerging field of positive psychology.

Shane J. Lopez (Editor), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2009

 

Positive psychology, the pursuit of understanding optimal human functioning, is reshaping the scholarly and public views of how we see the science of psychology. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology provides a comprehensive and accessible summary of this growing area of scholarship and practice.

  • 288 specially commissioned entries written by 150 leading international researchers, educators, and practitioners in positive psychology

  • covers topics of interest across all social sciences as well as business and industry

  • the most current, extensive, and accessible treatment of the subject available

  • topical primer clarifies basic constructs and processes associated with positive psychology

will be useful to students, teachers, practitioners, businesspeople, and policy makers

P. Alex Linley and Stephen Joseph (Editors), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004

 

Positive psychology is an exciting new orientation in the field, going beyond psychology's traditional focus on illness and pathology to look at areas like well-being and fulfillment. While the larger question of optimal human functioning is hardly new - Aristotle addressed it in his treatises on eudaimonia - positive psychology offers a common language on this subject to professionals working in a variety of subdisciplines and practices. Applicable in many settings and relevant for individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies, positive psychology is a genuinely integrative approach to professional practice. Positive Psychology in Practice fills the need for a broad, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art reference for this burgeoning new perspective. Cutting across traditional lines of thinking in psychology, this resource bridges theory, research, and applications to offer valuable information to a wide range of professionals and students in the social and behavioral sciences.

Christopher Peterson, Martin Seligman, Oxford University Press, 2004

 

"Character" has become a front-and-center topic in contemporary discourse, but this term does not have a fixed meaning. Character may be simply defined by what someone does not do, but a more active and thorough definition is necessary, one that addresses certain vital questions. Is character a singular characteristic of an individual, or is it composed of different aspects? Does character--however we define it--exist in degrees, or is it simply something one happens to have? How can character be developed? Can it be learned? Relatedly, can it be taught, and who might be the most effective teacher? What roles are played by family, schools, the media, religion, and the larger culture? This groundbreaking handbook of character strengths and virtues is the first progress report from a prestigious group of researchers who have undertaken the systematic classification and measurement of widely valued positive traits. They approach good character in terms of separate strengths-authenticity, persistence, kindness, gratitude, hope, humor, and so on-each of which exists in degrees. Character Strengths and Virtues classifies twenty-four specific strengths under six broad virtues that consistently emerge across history and culture: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, temperance, and transcendence. Each strength is thoroughly examined in its own chapter, with special attention to its meaning, explanation, measurement, causes, correlates, consequences, and development across the life span, as well as to strategies for its deliberate cultivation. This book demands the attention of anyone interested in psychology and what it can teach about the good life.

Barbara Fredrickson, Harmony, 2009

 

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You’ll discover:
•What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective.
• The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity.
• Why positivity is more important than happiness.
• How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives.
• That your own sources of positivity are unique and how to tap into them.

With Positivity, you’ll learn to see new possibilities, bounce back from setbacks, connect with others, and become the best version of yourself.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Penguin Press HC, 2007

 

The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of groundbreaking scientific research. It is also a practical, empowering, and easy-to-follow workbook, incorporating happiness strategies, exercises in new ways of thinking, and quizzes for understanding our individuality, all in an effort to help us realize our innate potential for joy and ways to sustain it in our lives. Drawing upon years of pioneering research with thousands of men and women, The How of Happiness is both a powerful contribution to the field of positive psychology and a gift to people who have sought to take their happiness into their own hands.

Martin E.P. Seligman, Simon and Schuster, 2002

 

A national bestseller, Authentic Happiness launched the revolutionary new science of Positive Psychology—and sparked a coast-to-coast debate on the nature of real happiness. According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness is not the result of good genes or luck. Real, lasting happiness comes from focusing on one’s personal strengths rather than weaknesses—and working with them to improve all aspects of one’s life.

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