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Title Personal peacefulness : psychological perspectives / Gregory K. Sims, Linden L. Nelson, Mindy R. Puopolo, editors.

Published New York : Springer, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 285 pages) : illustrations.
Series Peace Psychology Book Series, 2197-5779
Peace psychology book series, 2197-5779
Contents 1. Introduction / Gregory K. Sims, Linden L. Nelson, and Mindy R. Puopolo.-2. Peacefulness as a Personality Trait / Linden L. Nelson -- 3. Peacefulness as Nonviolent Dispositions / Daniel M. Mayton II -- 4. Peaceful Personality: Psychological Dynamics and Core Factors / Linden L. Nelson -- 5. Serenity and Inner Peace: Positive Perspectives / Dale R. Floody -- 6. The Role of Attachment and Affect Regulation in the Development and Maintenance of Personal Peacefulness / Mindy R. Puopolo -- 7. Engaging Personal Peace: Micro and Macro Facets of Needs, Emotions and Mindfulness / Barbara Tint and Mary Zinkin -- 8. Towards a Theoretical Model of Personal Peacefulness -Gregory K. Sims -- 9. Engaged Peaceful Caring of a Personal Nature: Applications In Behalf of Social Justice / Gregory K. Sims -- 10. The Role of Conflict Resolution in Personal Peacefulness / Susan Heitler -- 11. Personal Peacefulness: Expanding the Scope and Application of Peace Psychology / Linden L. Nelson, Mindy R. Puopolo, and Gregory K. Sims.
Notes Includes index.
Summary Personal Peacefulness examines the existing theories and knowledge about the peacefulness of individuals, including inner peace, interpersonal peacefulness, and peaceful attitudes towards groups and nations. It uses the term "personal peacefulness" to refer to the peaceful states, attitudes, and behaviors of individuals, and it discusses the phenomena and determinants of personal peacefulness in the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and intergroup domains. Also addressed is the relationship between personal peacefulness and well-being, describing various methods for enhancing the peacefulness of individuals. Within the framework of a scholarly and scientific approach to the study of personal peacefulness, various psychological perspectives are represented: personality, social, clinical, and positive psychology perspectives, peacefulness as nonviolence, attachment theory and the development of affect regulation, a human needs theory approach, Buddhist conceptions of compassion and mindfulness, a natural science perspective describing physiological foundations for personal peacefulness, phenomenological perspectives, and peacefulness as the promotion of conflict resolution. The book is an important resource for scholars, researchers, and educators in psychology, political science and in a variety of other areas who study and teach topics such as empathy, prosocial behavior, personality, psychological well-being, mental health, personal development, peace and conflict and conflict resolution.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed November 11, 2013).
Other author Sims, Gregory K., editor of compilation.
Nelson, Linden L., editor of compilation.
Puopolo, Mindy R., editor of compilation.
Subject Peace of mind.
Peace -- Psychological aspects.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Lifespan Development
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781461493662 (electronic bk.)
1461493668 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-1-4614-9366-2