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By Anastasia Efklides,Despina Moraitou

ISBN-10: 9400749627

ISBN-13: 9789400749627

ISBN-10: 9400798601

ISBN-13: 9789400798601

The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, while it used to be brought, is getting used normally within the context of illnesses. components of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are strong actual and psychological health and wellbeing, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, with the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, optimistic feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective health (SWB), however, was once built within the context of fit way of life; it additionally has a heritage of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval components that experience an influence on SWB, reminiscent of SES, gender, future health, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd self sustaining line of analysis relates to what has been referred to as confident Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, equivalent to optimism, desire, knowledge, optimistic feelings, resilience, etc., which give a contribution to confident functioning in existence. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the circulation of confident psychology yet this didn't take place for QoL, in all likelihood due to its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. although, QoL will be conceived of as a widely used time period that relates to everyone, fit or now not. during this experience, it truly is heavily relating to SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses optimistic feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many alternative domain names of existence resembling interpersonal family, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB should be studied when it comes to people’s objectives and strengths of personality, that's, from a good mental standpoint. this sort of standpoint can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the a number of domain names of existence and, particularly, the confident feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more fit, and extra winning lifestyles, even in face of adversity. as a result, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, specifically QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology, it truly is attainable to discover the typical flooring they percentage and every of them can reap the benefits of notions constructed within the others. the purpose of the current booklet is to compile those 3 traditions, exhibit the interactions of variables emphasised via them, and provides an integrative standpoint from the confident psychology viewpoint. It additionally goals to increase the variety of lifestyles occasions during which you can search for caliber and which transcend the normal emphasis of QoL on illnesses. therefore, the content material of the proposed booklet covers diverse age populations (from youngsters to older adults), fit and folks dealing with illnesses in addition to humans dealing with difficulties of their interpersonal lives or of their targets. It additionally discusses elements that give a contribution to marital pride, health within the college context, and issues that folks price and cherish. The chapters confer with notions akin to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, wish, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that symbolize special human strengths. ultimately, it emphasizes the position of targets and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s lifestyles priorities. To finish, the chapters integrated within the proposed edited e-book target at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and examine on QoL, SWB, and confident psychology that bridges formerly special theoretical traditions. The proposed e-book covers a large diversity of subject matters, addresses diversified theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative strategy. eventually, it brings jointly a global set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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