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Positive Psychology and Its Discontents: Why Positive Psychology Fails and How It Might Succeed Again
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Routledge
Publication date October 22, 2016
Pages 240
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781138123472
ISBN-10 1138123471
Dimensions 0 by 6.14 by 9.21 in.
Original list price $155.00
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Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable to comprehensively acknowledge its theoretical antecedents, and that it is too closely aligned with mainstream US values, beliefs and politics.

Positive Psychology and its Discontents offers the first book- length critique of the field, and proposes an alternative, more inclusive vision. At present positive psychology views other strands of knowledge as adversarial counter-ideologies it must compete with and ultimately discredit. Instead of this intellectual dead end, the authors propose a more productive dialogue with other branches of psychology and the social sciences, making positive psychology more philosophically informed and better able to understand the varying sociocultural contexts that influence and shape people’s ability to lead happy meaningful lives.

It will be important reading for students and researchers in psychology and its allied subject areas, and to interested practitioners within the fields of psychology, mental health, healthcare, education and social work.



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Hardcover
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With Matthew Mcdonald | from Routledge (October 22, 2016)
9781138123472 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $155.00
About: Alongside the surging popularity of positive psychology has come a quiet but significant chorus of dissenting voices, raising questions about the movement: that it is philosophically naive, that it uncritically employs natural science research methods, that it takes a separatist stance, is unable to comprehensively acknowledge its theoretical antecedents, and that it is too closely aligned with mainstream US values, beliefs and politics.
Paperback
With Matthew Mcdonald | Reprint edition from Routledge (October 22, 2016)
9781138123489 | details & prices | 240 pages | List price $49.95

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