Positive Organizational Psychology

Advances in Creating Improved Workplaces and Employee Well-Being

Negruti, Andreea / Hristova, Plama / Larsen, Knud S. / Krumov, Krum (Editor)

Mit Beiträgen von Arustei, Carmen / Boza, Milhaela / Ciulu, Ruxandra / Flores, Valle Lucas / Gherghel, Claudia / Hristova, Plama / Krumov, Krum / Krumova, Albena / Larsen, Knud S. / Nastas, Dorin / Negruti, Andreea / Rotaru, Tudor Stefan / Smilkova, Detelina / Stroescu, Ovidiu / Vazov, Grigorii / Zaharia, Daniela Victoria

kassel university press, ISBN: 978-3-86219-844-3, 2015, 238 Pages

URN: urn:nbn:de:0002-38456

DOI: 10.19211/KUP9783862198450

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Content: This book falls within the broad framework of the positive psychology movement that aimed to shift the focus in psychology from dysfunctional behaviors and mental illness which were the traditional focus to the development of positive human capacities and strengths. Although still concerned with the many factors of traditional organizational theory, positive organizational behavior argued that positive behaviors required equal research attention to historical focus on organizational dysfunction. At the subjective level the new emphasis was on positive experiences including variables related to wellbeing and a state of happiness in the present as well as optimistic expectations about the future. Positive psychology was interested in traits like perseverance at the individual level and the factors that related to better organizational citizenship reflected in responsibility and altruistic attitude.

In particular this book comprises 12 chapters that reflect many areas of positive organizational behavior from flourishing at work and managing emotions for better outcomes to important chapters on moral identity and flourishing organizations. Unfortunately organizationalbehavior also has a dark side that is reflected in chapters on employee’s psychopathology, toxic leadership and leader’s psychopathology. The book is therefore a representation of both traditional issues combined with the renewed focus on positive organizational behavior.

Table of Content

Larsen, Knud S.: Introduction to a positive organizational psychology
Flores, Valle Lucas: FLOURISHING AT WORK FLOURISHING AT WORK
Rotaru, Tudor Stefan:HOW TO COPE WITH EMPLOYEES’ PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A CASE STUDY
Zaharia, Daniela Victoria:MANAGING EMOTIONS AT WORK
Rotaru, Tudor Stefan:WORK AND MEN’S HEALTH: HOW TO LEAD A HAPPIER LIFE AS A WORKING MAN
Gherghel, Claudia /
Nastas, Dorin:
WORKPLACE BENEFITS OF SELFDETACHMENT IN GROUP ACTIVITIES
Krumov, Krum /
Vazov, Grigorii /
Hristova, Plama /
Negruti, Andreea /
Krumova, Albena /
Smilkova, Detelina:
TOXIC LEADERSHIP: THEORETICAL ANALYSIS AND EMPIRICAL RESEARCH TO MAP CURRENT ORGANIZATIONAL PRACTICES
Nastas, Dorin:MORAL IDENTITY AND LEADERSHIP
Boza, Milhaela:THE TRAPS OF LEADERS’ PSYCHOPATOLOGY
Ciulu, Ruxandra:FLOURISHING ORGANIZATIONS AND POSITIVE CONTEXTS
Ciulu, Ruxandra /
Arustei, Carmen:
POSITIVE INTERVENTIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS. CASE STUDY: POSITIVE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROCESSES AND PRACTICES
Stroescu, Ovidiu:THE EFFECT OF ITEM CONTEXTUALIZATION ON ITEM FORMAT: IMPLICATIONS FOR PERSONNEL SELECTION
Larsen, Knud S.:Epilogue

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