Course: Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived
Edited by Corey L. M. Keyes and Jonathan Haidt
Based on the first Summit of Positive Psychology, this book puts flesh on the emerging field of positive psychology. The text turns from psychology’s pre-occupation with mental illness to mental health. Unapologetically scholars discuss ‘the good life’ or flourishing. Cogent arguments are made for: resilience, optimism, enjoyment, meaning, goals, virtue, hope, creativity, genius, wisdom, work, play, and relationships.
Clinicians will appreciate the books professional and personal applications. The conceptual and practical groundwork is laid for interventions of the therapeutic kind, or the more personal challenges of one’s own, well-lived life.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Corey L. M. Keyes and Jonathan HaidtCorey L. M. Keyes, PhD is a social psychologist receiving his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is on the faculty of Emory University, holding dual appointments in the Departments of Sociology and in the Behavioral Sciences and Health Education of the Rollins School of Public Health.
His research focuses on the domains of successful human development and aging and the diagnosis and etiology of mental health and illness. Dr. Keyes is active in the Positive Psychology Network, the Society for the Study of Human Development and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Successful Midlife Development.
Jonathan Haidt, PhD is a social and cultural psychologist on the faculty at the University of Virginia. He received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania completing postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago and in Orissa, India. His interest has changed from focusing on the negative moral emotions to research on the positive moral emotions such as elevation, gratitude, admiration and awe. Dr. Haidt received the 2001 Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology.