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

ISBN-10: 9400749627

ISBN-13: 9789400749627

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ISBN-13: 9789400749634

The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Nineteen Eighties, while it used to be brought, is getting used regularly within the context of illnesses. parts of one’s lifestyles that give a contribution to QoL are stable actual and psychological health and wellbeing, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, having the ability to meet the necessities existence, confident feelings, and so forth (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective healthiness (SWB), nevertheless, used to be built within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a background of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an impression on SWB, reminiscent of SES, gender, health and wellbeing, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sustaining line of study relates to what has been known as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, resembling optimism, wish, knowledge, confident feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the stream of confident psychology yet this didn't occur for QoL, almost certainly as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. although, QoL will be conceived of as a common time period that relates to everyone, fit or no longer. during this feel, it truly is heavily with regards 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 various domain names of existence comparable to interpersonal kin, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB might be studied in terms of people’s ambitions and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental point of view. one of these point of view can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the a variety of domain names of lifestyles and, particularly, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more fit, and extra profitable existence, even in face of adversity. accordingly, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it's attainable to discover the typical floor they percentage and every of them can take advantage of notions constructed within the others. the purpose of the current booklet is to assemble those 3 traditions, exhibit the interactions of variables emphasised by way of them, and provides an integrative point of view from the confident psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the diversity of lifestyles occasions within which one could search for caliber and which transcend the normal emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed ebook covers diverse age populations (from little ones to older adults), fit and other people dealing with illnesses in addition to humans dealing with difficulties of their interpersonal lives or of their objectives. It additionally discusses elements that give a contribution to marital delight, health within the college context, and issues that individuals worth and cherish. The chapters consult with notions corresponding to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that signify certain human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the function of pursuits and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and handling of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited booklet objective at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and examine on QoL, SWB, and confident psychology that bridges formerly certain theoretical traditions. The proposed e-book covers a extensive diversity of subject matters, addresses varied theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative procedure. ultimately, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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