The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work examines what positive psychology offers to our understanding of key issues in working life today. Drawing on the disparate literatures from positive psychology, management, I/O psychology, and human resources, the volume begins with a consideration of the changing world of work that sets the context for the rest of the book and then moves into a specific consideration of work issues from the perspective of positive psychology. Chapters focus on such topics as strengths, leadership, human resource management, employee engagement, communications, well-being, and work-life balance. Now a portable paperback, this handbook is still a core resource for both researchers and practitioners interested in the application of positive psychology to work.
This handbook synthesizes the literature on the changing world of work from the perspective of positive psychology.
1. Finding the Positive in the World of Work ; P. Alex Linley, Susan Harrington, and Nicola Garcea ; Part One: Positive Psychology and the Changing World of Work ; 2. The Changing World of Work ; Wayne F. Cascio ; 3. Generation Me and the Changing World of Work ; Jean M. Twenge and Stacy M. Campbell ; Part Two: Positive Organizational Leadership ; 4. What is Authentic Leadership Development? ; Bruce J. Avolio, Jakari Griffith, Tara S. Wernsing, and Fred O. Walumbwa ; 5. Enablers of a Positive Strategy: Positively Deviant Leadership ; Lynn Perry Wooten and Kim S. Cameron ; 6. Change and Its Leadership: The Role of Positive Emotions ; Malcolm Higgs ; 7. Working Positively Toward Transformative Cooperation ; Leslie E. Sekerka and Barbara L. Fredrickson ; 8. Strengths: Your Leading Edge ; Danny Morris and Jill Garrett ; 9. Towards a Positive Psychology for Leaders ; Robert E. Kaplan and Robert B. Kaiser ; Part Three: Positive Work Environments for Individuals and Organizations ; 10. Employee Engagement and the Psychology of Joining, Staying In, and Leaving Organizations ; James K. Harter and Nikki Blacksmith ; 11. Work as Meaning: Individual and Organizational Benefits of Engaging in Meaningful Work ; Michael F. Steger and Bryan J. Dik ; 12. More than Meets the Eye: The Role of Employee Well-Being in Organizational Research ; Thomas A. Wright ; 13. Positive Engagement: From Employee Engagement to Workplace Happiness? ; Martin Stairs and Martin Galpin ; Part Four: Enabling a Positive Working Life ; 14. Using Coaching and Positive Psychology to Promote a Flourishing Workforce: A Model of Goal-Striving and Mental Health ; Anthony M. Grant and Gordon B. Spence ; 15. Mindfulness at Work: Paying Attention to Enhance Well-being and Performance ; Oberdan Marianetti and Jonathan Passmore ; 16. Work-Life Balance: The Roles of Work-Family Conflict and Work-Family Facilitation ; Boris B. Baltes, Malissa A. Clark, and Madhura Chakrabarti ; 17. Strengths Development in the Workplace ; Timothy D. Hodges and Jim Asplund ; 18. Strengths of Character and Work ; Christopher Peterson, John Paul Stephens, Nansook Park, Fiona Lee, and Martin E. P. Seligman ; Part Five: Models for Positive Organization ; 19. Dream Teams: A Positive Psychology of Team Working ; Joanne Richardson and Michael A. West ; 20. Positive Organizational Scholarship Leaps into the World of Work ; Don Mroz and Shawn Quinn ; 21. Look Before You Leap or Dive Right In? The Use of Moral Courage in Response to Workplace Bullying ; Susan Harrington and Charlotte Rayner ; 22. An Integrated Model of Psychological Capital in the Workplace ; Carolyn M. Youssef and Fred Luthans ; 23. Building the Positive Workplace: A Preliminary Report from the Field ; Jocelyn S. Davis ; Part Six: Looking to the Future: Challenges and Opportunities ; 24. Good for What? The Young Worker in a Global Age ; Lynn Barendsen and Howard Gardner ; 25. What's Wrong with Being Positive? ; Samantha Warren ; 26. Building Positive Organizations ; Nicola Garcea, Susan Harrington, and P. Alex Linley
"More than fifty researchers and practitioners have contributed to this handbook from three continents (UK, US, and Australia), bringing a more diverse view of the workplace... The handbook is a must have for students, researchers, consultants, and coaches who seek to bring the latest thinking from positive psychology to the workplace... Consider adding the Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work to your bookshelf in your quest to make work a more positive experience."--As reviewed by Margaret Greenberg, MAPP, for Positive Psychology News Daily "This volume is likely to become a primary resource for anyone--including CEOs, HR directors, consultants, and coaches--interested in the application of positive psychology to work."--CHOICE "...An excellent summary of the state of the field of positive psychology and work...numerous case studies and vignettes often tell exciting stories that point to stimulating directions for future research. Graduate students and practitioners new to the field will likely be inspired by what they read. There is so much of value here, and all involved are to be commended." --PsycCRITIQUES