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Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Children and Families

  • Bruce Kirkcaldy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Adrian Furnham, Bruce Kirkcaldy
    Pages 14-32
  3. Mark D. Holder, Robyn L. Weninger
    Pages 81-101
  4. Axel Schölmerich, Alexandru Agache, Birgit Leyendecker
    Pages 123-134
  5. Kathleen Ares, Lisa M. Kuhns, Nisha Dogra, Niranjan Karnik
    Pages 135-153
  6. Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou, Eftychia Mitsopoulou, George P. Chrousos
    Pages 154-171
  7. Bert Hayslip Jr., Robert J. Maiden, Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab
    Pages 279-295
  8. Christelle Ngnoumen, Ellen Langer
    Pages 296-308
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-315

About this book


Psychology's contribution to health research and clinical practice continues to grow at a phenomenal pace. In this book a global and multidisciplinary selection of outstanding academics and clinicians focus on the psychological well-being and positive health of both children and families in order to 'depathologise' mental disorders.


Physical health psychological health medicine well-being children families epidemiology psychotherapy adolescence biopsychosocial model paradigm shift health promotion biological evolution positive psychology happiness life satisfaction acceptance and commitment therapy cognitive behavior therapy resources strengths acceptance behavior education emotion health intervention psychology social work therapy Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Kirkcaldy
    • 1
  1. 1.International Centre for the Study of Occupational and Mental HealthDüsseldorfGermany

About the editors

Alexandru Agache, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou, University of Athens, Greece Kathleen Ares, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, USA Dinesh Bhugra, King's College London, UK Peter R. Breggin, Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, USA Valeria Cavioni, University of Pavia, Italy Carmel Cefai, University of Malta, Malta Kathy Chan, University of Ottawa, Canada George p. Chrousos, University of Athens, Greece Joseph Ciarrochi, Australian Catholic University, Australia Rudi Dallos, University of Plymouth, UK Jack Demick, Harvard University, USA Nisha Dogra, University of Leicester, UK Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab, Virginia Tech, USA Adrian Furnham, University College London, UK Ahmed Hankir, Manchester University, UK Louise Hayes, University of Melbourne, Australia Bert Hayslip Jr, University of North Texas, USA Mark D Holder, University of British Columbia, Canada Niranjan Karnik, University of Chicago Abdul Khaleque, University of Connecticut, USA Bruce Kirkcaldy, International Centre for the Study of Occupational and Mental Health, Germany Christine Korol, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada Lisa M. Kuhns, Northwestern University, USA Ellen Langer, Harvard University, USA Birgit Leyendecker, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Robert J. Maiden, Alfred University, USA Mathias Mejeh, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland Eftychia Mitsopoulou, Faculty of Primary Education at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Peter Nenniger, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany Christelle Ngnoumen, Harvard University, USA Nicole Pugh, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada Axel Schölmerich, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany Robyn L. Weninger, University of British Columbia, Canada Daniel J. Wiener, Central Connecticut State University, USA

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