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

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The build ‘‘quality of existence (QoL)’’, because the Eighties, while it used to be brought, is getting used in most cases within the context of illnesses. parts of one’s existence that give a contribution to QoL are reliable actual and psychological future health, effective cognitive functioning, social aid, with the ability to meet the necessities existence, confident feelings, and so on (Power, 2003). paintings on subjective future health (SWB), nevertheless, was once constructed within the context of fit daily life; it additionally has a heritage of greater than 30 years. in this 30-year interval elements that experience an influence on SWB, comparable to SES, gender, health and wellbeing, age, and religiosity were pointed out (Diener, 2000). a 3rd autonomous line of study relates to what has been referred to as optimistic Psychology (Seligman & Csikszentmihalyi, 2000), that's, an emphasis on human strengths, similar to optimism, wish, 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 stream of confident psychology yet this didn't ensue for QoL, in all likelihood as a result of its emphasis on individuals with illnesses. despite the fact that, QoL may be conceived of as a known time period that relates to every person, fit or now not. during this feel, it truly is heavily relating to SWB outlined as happiness (Diener, 2000). additionally, QoL encompasses confident feelings that transcend happiness and has the virtue that it may be utilized to many various domain names of existence akin to interpersonal kinfolk, health-related occasions, and academic strivings. additionally, the mechanism(s) that underpin QoL and SWB might be studied on the subject of people’s targets and strengths of personality, that's, from a favorable mental viewpoint. any such standpoint can demonstrate the specificities of “quality” within the quite a few domain names of existence and, particularly, the confident feelings and strengths that give a contribution to a happier, fitter, and extra winning lifestyles, even in face of adversity. accordingly, regardless of the variations one of the 3 theoretical traditions, specifically QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology, it really is attainable to discover the typical flooring they proportion and every of them can take advantage of notions constructed within the others. the purpose of the current publication is to assemble those 3 traditions, express the interactions of variables emphasised by way of them, and provides an integrative point of view from the confident psychology standpoint. It additionally goals to increase the variety of existence events within which you'll search for caliber and which transcend the conventional emphasis of QoL on illnesses. hence, the content material of the proposed e-book covers various age populations (from young 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 goals. It additionally discusses components that give a contribution to marital pride, health within the institution context, and issues that individuals worth and cherish. The chapters check with notions reminiscent of happiness, curiosity, resilience, knowledge, desire, altruism, optimism, and spirituality/religiosity that symbolize detailed human strengths. ultimately, it emphasizes the function of pursuits and motivation that attach SWB with self-regulation and coping with of one’s existence priorities. To finish, the chapters incorporated within the proposed edited ebook goal at bringing to the fore new theoretical advancements and examine on QoL, SWB, and optimistic psychology that bridges formerly targeted theoretical traditions. The proposed e-book covers a wide variety of themes, addresses assorted theoretical pursuits and paves the best way for a extra integrative method. ultimately, it brings jointly a global set of authors, from united states, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

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