Social Happiness

Theory Into Policy and Practice

Author: Neil Thin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742919X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 302

View: 4417

In recent years, happiness has seized the imaginations of both social researchers and policymakers with remarkable speed. Social Happiness examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in a variety of contexts and argues that progressive policies must explicitly consider happiness. Neil Thin expertly traces the rise of the theme of happiness in scholarship, policy, and moral discourse and then explores the practical implications for happiness studies in a range of social experiences, including relationship guidance, parenting, schooling, gender reform, work-life harmony, and rethinking old age.

Mood and Mobility

Navigating the Emotional Spaces of Digital Social Networks

Author: Richard Coyne

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262029758

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 1797

An argument that as we engage with social media on our digital devices we receive, modify, intensify, and transmit moods.

The Happiness Riddle and the Quest for a Good Life

Author: Mark Cieslik

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137318821

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

View: 9088

This book examines the meaning of happiness in Britain today, and observes that although we face challenges such as austerity, climate change and disenchantment with politics, we continue to be interested in happiness and living well. The author illustrates how happiness is a far more contested, social process than is often portrayed by economists and psychologists, and takes issue with sociologists who often regard wellbeing and the happiness industry with suspicion, whilst neglecting one of the key features of being human – the quest for a good life. Exploring themes that question what it means to be happy and live a good life in Britain today, such as the challenges young people face making their way through education and into their first jobs; work life-balance; mid-life crises; and old age, the book presents nineteen life stories that call for a far more critical and ambitious approach to happiness research that marries the radicalism of sociology, with recent advances in psychology and economics. This book will appeal to students and academics interested in wellbeing, happiness and quality of life and also those researching areas such as the life course, work-life balance, biographies, aging and youth studies.

The Ethical Component of Nursing Education

Integrating Ethics Into Clinical Experience

Author: Marcia Sue DeWolf Bosek,Teresa A. Savage

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781748773

Category: Medical

Page: 462

View: 9396

This unique text uses hands-on examples and learning exercises to help you apply critical ethical principles to specific nursing challenges while addressing a range of patient populations and settings.

The Politics of Wellbeing

Theory, Policy and Practice

Author: Ian Bache,Karen Scott

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319583948

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 793

This volume is the first collection in the field of wellbeing studies that places politics centre stage. Through a combination of intellectual inquiry, empirically-grounded research, and investigation across different settings, this book aims to provide fresh insights and develop new lenses through which to understand the rise and significance of the wellbeing agenda. Divided into three parts, it considers how to define wellbeing for public policy; the prospects for wellbeing as a force for political change; and the link between policy agendas and the everyday lives of people. The book explores the key political issues of power, democracy, and the legitimacy of wellbeing evidence in a range of settings – international, national and subnational/substate. The volume will appeal to wellbeing and politics scholars, as well as students and general readers with an interest in these new political agendas.

Health Behavior

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Karen Glanz,Barbara K. Rimer,K. Viswanath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118628985

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 6369

"Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice, Fifth Edition, is a thorough introduction to the practice of health education and health promotion, covering the theories, applications, and research of most use to public health students and practitioners. Through four editions, with more than 100,000 copies sold, this book has become the gold-standard textbook for health behavior courses. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels, with substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, social marketing and e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation. New contents include an update to the selection of theories, both established and emerging; e-health and social media as integrated into health communication; global health as an application of health behavior theory; culture and health disparities; more guidance on how to select suitable theories for specific problems/issues. In addition to a selection of basic ancillary materials, the editors offer a dedicated website with student-written "theory in action" examples; expanded bibliographies; exemplar measures of theoretical constructs; and relevant links"--

Humanistic Social Work – The THIRD WAY in Theory and Practice

Humane and Spiritual Qualities of the Professional

Author: N.A

Publisher: Petru Stefaroi



Page: N.A

View: 7746

This book represents a new stage in the author’s project to contribute at the development of the humanistic social work theory and methodology, with special attention paid to the professional/ practitioner (social worker, caregiver, psychologist, etc.), to his psychological-spiritual and humane qualities and conducts in practice. * In the PART I is presented THE HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK PROJECT – the author’s initiative, started in 2009, with the assumed aim to enhance the effective presence of the humanistic values, theories and practices in contemporary social work, a theoretical, axiological and methodological framework, a heuristic laboratory, a philosophical, scientific and professional forum wherein it can be set, what could be called, the theory, axiology and methodology of the Humanistic Social Work. * PART II, HUMANE AND SPIRITUAL QUALITIES OF THE PROFESSIONAL IN HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK is the basic body of the paper, and is composed predominantly of three chapters. The Chapter 1, Humanistic Social Work - The Third Way in Social Work Theory and Practice, is devoted to present, theoretically, the concept, doctrine and specific of humanistic social work, with emphasis on its main sources, values, theories, practices and methods, to circumscribe, philosophically and doctrinally, Humanistic Social Work as the third way, alongside Traditional/ Conventional Social Work and Radical/ Critical Social Work, in the contemporary social work practice and theory, with the assumed claim to imposing even as dominant in the future. The Chapter 2, Humane Personality and Soul – Personal-Psychological Sources of the Professional’s Humane and Spiritual Qualities, shows what might be called, in the author’s view, the personal-psychological sources of the professional’s humane and spiritual qualities in humanistic social work practice, mainly the soul (as the main component of the psychological-ontological sphere of the humane personality), with the sub-spheres: affective (social) soul, spiritual soul (mystical, playful, aesthetic, moral, intellectual) and humane soul. It is not negligible nor the role of the axiological-moral/prosocial sphere, or of the motivational-energetical sphere. In the Chapter 3, Humane and Spiritual Qualities of The Professional in Humanistic Social Work Practice - effectively is reached the content of the topic proposed by the book’s main title, approaching so the theme regarding the humane and spiritual qualities of the professional starting from the category of ”humane personality of the professional”, and insisting on the necessity to define it in connection with the spiritual-humanistic mode/ way of representation and approach of the customer. * The PART III of the book, IDEAS, FRAGMENTS, ELEMENTS OF SOME NEW TEXTS (in working) IN THE HUMANISTIC SOCIAL WORK PROJECT, includes three works, in preparation, to whom is working to appear, in the near future, within the project, respectively “Humanistic Social Work: The Third Way in Social Work Theory and Practice”, “Humanistic Social Work Practice” and “Humanistic Social Work: Humane Personality and Humane Relationships – Basic Resources of Practice”. * The paper ends with some CONCLUSIVE CONSIDERATIONS, where it is inferred the key conclusion that, operating into the sphere of human relations, the main purpose of the professional’s activity, with his humane and spiritual qualities, is that to transform them in HUMANE relationships. To this end, his qualities represents essential personal-professional resources that can facilitate the change, that can humanize the troubled social relationships, the dehumanized, dysfunctional microcommunity, This new environment will impose,

Understanding the environment and social policy

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447319834

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 6598

Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and policies and provides a critique of proposed future developments in the field. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended webpages, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activists, practitioners and policymakers.

Using Theory to Explore Health, Medicine and Society

Author: Kennedy, Peter,Kennedy, Carole

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847424015

Category: Medical

Page: 149

View: 4057

This student-friendly textbook uses theoretical perspectives to bring to life social theories relating to health and illness. including binge drinking, obesity, the prominence of therapy and the search for happiness.

Wir Lebenskünstler

Author: Zygmunt Bauman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518125946

Category: Individualism

Page: 206

View: 6045


Theories and Practices of Development

Author: Katie Willis

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136918345

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 2517

Global economic crisis and the implications of global environmental change have led academics and policy-makers to consider how ‘development’ in all parts of the world should be achieved. However, ‘development’ has always been a contested idea. While often presented as a positive process to improve people’s lives, the potential negative dimensions of ‘development’ on people and environments must also be recognized. Theories and Practices of Development provides a clear and user-friendly introduction to the complex debates around how development has been understood and achieved. The second edition has been fully updated and expanded to reflect global political and economic shifts, as well as new approaches to development. The rise of China and India is given particular attention, as is the global economic crisis and its implications for development theories and practice. There are new sections on faith-based development, and the development dimensions of climate change, as well as greater engagement with development theories as they are put into practice in the Global North. The book deals with the evolution of development ideas and policies, focusing on economic, political, social, environmental and spatial dimensions. It highlights how development cannot be considered as a neutral concept, but is entwined with inequalities in power at local, as well as national and global scales. The use of boxed examples, tables and illustrations helps students understand complex theoretical ideas and also demonstrates how development theories are put into practice in the real world. Each chapter ends with a summary section, discussion topics, suggestions for further reading and website resources.


Was Sie wirklich motiviert

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Ecowin

ISBN: 3711050786

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 7205

Sind wir nicht alle davon überzeugt, dass wir am besten mit äußeren Anreizen wie Geld und Prestige oder durch "Zuckerbrot und Peitsche" zu motivieren sind? "Alles falsch", sagt Daniel H. Pink in seinem provokanten und zukunftsweisenden Buch. Das Geheimnis unseres persönlichen Erfolges ist das zutiefst menschliche Bedürfnis, unser Leben selbst zu bestimmen, zu lernen, Neues zu erschaffen und damit unsere Lebensqualität und unsere Welt zu verbessern. Daniel H. Pink enthüllt die Widersprüche zwischen dem, was die Wissenschaft weiß, und dem, was die Wirtschaft tut – und wie genau dies jeden Aspekt unseres Lebens beeinflusst. Er demonstriert, dass das Prinzip von Bestrafung und Belohnung exakt der falsche Weg ist, um Menschen für die Herausforderungen von Heute zu motivieren, egal ob in Beruf oder Privatleben. In "Drive" untersucht er die drei Elemente der wirklichen Motivation – Selbstbestimmung, Perfektionierung und Sinnerfüllung – und bietet kluge sowie überraschende Techniken an, um diese in die Tat umzusetzen. Daniel H. Pink stellt uns Menschen vor, die diese neuen Ansätze zur Motivation bereits erfolgreich in ihr Leben integriert haben und uns damit entschlossen einen außergewöhnlichen Weg in die Zukunft zeigen.

Christianity and the New Social Order

A Manifesto for a Fairer Society

Author: John Atherton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281067716

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3957

Is Britain a broken society? Written in accessible language that speaks directly into church, public sphere and also academy it enters the current political, economic and social policy/civil society debates concerning the values and directions of British society. It covers religion and the public square, wellbeing and happiness in the public square, the new economics, faiths and social welfare, a new political manifesto.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 955

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

Positive Psychology in Practice

Promoting Human Flourishing in Work, Health, Education, and Everyday Life, Second Edition

Author: Stephen Joseph

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118756932

Category: Psychology

Page: 880

View: 6742

The best minds in positive psychology survey the state of the field Positive Psychology in Practice, Second Edition moves beyond the theoretical to show how positive psychology is being used in real-world settings, and the new directions emerging in the field. An international team of contributors representing the best and brightest in the discipline review the latest research, discuss how the findings are being used in practice, explore new ideas for application, and discuss focus points for future research. This updated edition contains new chapters that explore the intersection between positive psychology and humanistic psychology, salugenesis, hedonism, and eudaimonism, and more, with deep discussion of how the field is integrating with the new areas of self-help, life coaching, social work, rehabilitation psychology, and recovery-oriented service systems. This book explores the challenges and opportunities in the field, providing readers with the latest research and consensus on practical application. Get up to date on the latest research and practice findings Integrate positive psychology into assessments, life coaching, and other therapies Learn how positive psychology is being used in schools Explore possible directions for new research to push the field forward Positive psychology is being used in areas as diverse as clinical, counseling, forensic, health, educational, and industrial/organizational settings, in a wide variety of interventions and applications. Psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to promote human flourishing and well-being will find the second edition of Positive Psychology in Practice to be an informative, comprehensive guide.

Adaptation, Poverty and Development

The Dynamics of Subjective Well-Being

Author: D. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137002778

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

View: 3129

The first book to examine in detail the ways in which people adapt their understanding and behaviours towards poverty as a direct result to their experiences of poverty in developing countries, including world-leading academics and case studies from China, India, Ethiopia and South Africa.


A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

Author: Martin E. P. Seligman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439190763

Category: Psychology

Page: 349

View: 6398

Explains the four pillars of well-being--meaning and purpose, positive emotions, relationships, and accomplishment--placing emphasis on meaning and purpose as the most important for achieving a life of fulfillment.

Studien zu Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: Ferdinand Tönnies

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531941747

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 4333

Ferdinand Tönnies gilt als „Altmeister“ der deutschsprachigen Soziologie. Sein erstmals 1887 erschienenes Hauptwerk Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft wurde zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts zu einem Meilenstein innerhalb der Entwicklung der modernen Soziologie. Vermittels der Werke von Max Weber und Talcott Parsons sind seine soziologischen Grundbegriffe zum Gemeingut der internationalen Scientific Community geworden. Die in diesem Band veröffentlichten Schriften dokumentieren den intellektuellen Werdegang von Tönnies ausgehend von seinem ersten Entwurf zu Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft aus den Jahren 1880-1881 bis hin zu seinem gleichnamigen Beitrag in dem von Alfred Vierkandt herausgegebenen und 1931 erschienenen Handwörterbuch der Soziologie. Die hier zum ersten Mal in einem Band zusammen veröffentlichten Studien machen deutlich, in welchem Ausmaß wir auch heute noch in seiner Schuld stehen.