Book Review: Positive Psychology: Theory, Research And Applications
Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications by Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell is a must-read for anyone interested in psychology, self-help or personal development. This book presents cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology, as well as practical advice on how to apply these insights to your own life.
One of the things that really resonated with me was the book’s emphasis on the importance of positive emotions. The authors argue that positive emotions are not only enjoyable in themselves but also have a range of benefits for our mental and physical health. This really made me think about my own life and how I can incorporate more positive emotions into my daily routine.
Another aspect of this book that I appreciated was its focus on resilience. The authors outline a range of strategies for building resilience, from cultivating social support networks to changing our thinking patterns. As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression in the past, I found this section particularly helpful.
That being said, there were a few aspects of this book that I found less compelling. For one thing, some sections felt a little dry and academic, which may not appeal to all readers. Additionally, while the authors do provide practical advice for applying their insights to everyday life, some readers may find this advice somewhat basic or simplistic.
Overall, however, Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications is an engaging and thought-provoking read that will leave you feeling inspired to live your best life. Whether you are looking to boost your happiness levels or simply gain a deeper understanding of human psychology, this book is well worth your time.
Positive Psychology: Theory, Research And Applications
publishedDate : 2011-05-01
authors : Hefferon, Kate, Boniwell, Ilona
publishers : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
pageCount : 270
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