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By Anastasia Efklides (auth.), Anastasia Efklides, Despina Moraitou (eds.)

The build ‘‘quality of lifestyles (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, whilst it was once brought, is getting used regularly within the context of illnesses. components of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are stable actual and psychological health and wellbeing, effective cognitive functioning, social help, with the ability to meet the necessities lifestyles, confident feelings, and so forth (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective health (SWB), nevertheless, used to be built within the context of fit lifestyle; it additionally has a heritage of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an influence on SWB, reminiscent of SES, gender, overall healthiness, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd autonomous line of analysis relates to what has been known as optimistic 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 optimistic functioning in lifestyles. lately, SWB has been linked to human strengths and to the move of confident psychology yet this didn't occur for QoL, in all likelihood as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. in spite of the fact that, QoL might be conceived of as a ordinary time period that relates to everyone, fit or no longer. during this experience, it truly is heavily concerning 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 lifestyles resembling interpersonal relatives, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. in addition, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB should be studied with regards to people’s pursuits and strengths of personality, that's, from a good mental viewpoint. any such standpoint can exhibit the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of existence and, in particular, the optimistic feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, more healthy, and extra profitable lifestyles, even in face of adversity. hence, regardless of the diversities one of the 3 theoretical traditions, particularly QoL, SWB, and confident psychology, it truly is attainable to discover the typical flooring they percentage and every of them can make the most of notions built within the others. the purpose of the current ebook is to collect those 3 traditions, convey the interactions of variables emphasised by means of them, and provides an integrative viewpoint from the optimistic psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the variety of existence events within which you can actually search for caliber and which transcend the normal emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed booklet covers varied age populations (from little ones to older adults), fit and other people 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 university context, and issues that individuals worth and cherish. The chapters discuss with notions similar to happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that characterize designated human strengths. eventually, it emphasizes the function of pursuits and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s lifestyles priorities. To finish, the chapters incorporated within the proposed edited booklet target at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and study on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly designated theoretical traditions. The proposed ebook covers a huge variety of subject matters, addresses diverse theoretical pursuits and paves the way in which for a extra integrative procedure. ultimately, it brings jointly a world set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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