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Positive Psychology is the study of the healthy aspects of human functioning that makes us effective in our lives — the study of mental health as opposed to mental illness. Revel™ Essential Elements of Effectiveness, 7th Edition is an applied, positive psychology primer that provides a roadmap — a step-by-step, building-block approach to developing the key attitudes, behaviors, and habits students need to flourish.


Content is organized into three sections, recognizing the fact that optimal functioning occurs within three broad domains: (1) personal life, (2) interpersonal relationships, and (3) work life. Section One: Personal Effectiveness addresses how we adopt effective mindsets, balance our self-esteem, and motivate ourselves. Section Two: Interpersonal Effectiveness focuses on the development of key attitudes, behaviors, and habits that foster healthy interpersonal relationships. Section Three: Occupational Effectiveness explores how to decide a career path, how to look for and secure a job, and most importantly, how to keep a job.

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: A Reality Check

Chapter 2: Making Positive Choices

Chapter 3: Learning to Accept Yourself

Chapter 4: Pursuing Accomplishment Through Character Development

Chapter 5: Understanding Stress

Chapter 6: Developing Wellness Skills

Chapter 7: Experiencing Positive Emotions

Chapter 8: Creating a Meaningful Vision

Chapter 9: Developing Your Emotional Intelligence

Chapter 10: Building Effective Communication Skills

Chapter 11: Establishing Positive Relationships

Chapter 12: Knowing the Workplace

Chapter 13: Designing Your Own Career

Chapter 14: Applying Positive Psychology at Work

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