Best positive psychology books 2018
Books to Inspire You for a Productive, Happy — Potential PsychologyAre you eager to get some fresh perspectives on Positive Psychology? Here are the top 5 recently and soon-to-be published books:. About the book:. Research shows that using character strengths in new ways for a week makes people happier up to six months later. This book includes many ideas for using your character strengths in new ways. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments. This article originally appeared at Mappalicious.
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The school year is over, and it is time to rest and reinvigorate! Below is a list fascinating books for psychology teachers this summer which will have you prepared and excited for new students this fall. Sapolsky, a professor of biology, neurology, and neurosurgery at Stanford University, provides a tour of neurobiology and discusses many of the recent discoveries from evolutionary psychology relating to the role of emotion in decision making, aggression, altruism, free will, how genes and culture influence each other, and unconscious bias. For those who are intent on winning the next office Superbowl pool or improving their score on the GRE, this book is an excellent reference. Those who have read Predictably Irrational about determining the odds and finding patterns in seemingly random information may also enjoy Rock-Breaks-Scissors. Stenhouse, by Martha Rush ISBN Expert teacher Martha Rush presents a series of instructional strategies that encourage student investment in learning, including methods designed to help students drive meaningful conversations, struggle with real-life problems, use thoughtful role plays, and participate in meaningful work beyond the classroom. Each section includes student feedback, assessment methods, and specific tips for teachers that relate to high school psychology, economics, and government classes.
This year was another banner year for books on the science of a meaningful life. Many books we encountered looked at broader, societal issues that affect our well-being, giving us practical advice for weathering hard times or for making a difference in the lives of those around us. Culled from hundreds of books, our choices listed below offer insights on subjects ranging from cultivating resilience to finding purpose in life to doing our best work to channeling our anger for good. Many have relevance for our workplaces, as well as our personal lives; one is a lovely treatise on how to keep romance alive, while another looks at how timing matters for well-being. All of them are focused on making us happier and healthier as individuals and as a society. How can they do this?
In their mind, of course, they are doing something with their lives. Their passion for personal development transforms into an obsession. They keep listening to their motivational guru, even more now because time is ticking. In 59 Seconds, Wiseman turns his attention to the field of self-help. The book is called 59 Seconds for a reason.