Author : Richard Layard
Category : Business & Economics
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781009298933
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 353

What produces a happy society and a happy life? Thanks to the new science of wellbeing, we can now answer this question using state-of-the-art empirical evidence. This transforms our ability to base our decisions on the outcomes that matter most, namely the wellbeing of us all including future generations. Written by two of the world's leading experts on the economics of wellbeing, this book shows how wellbeing can be measured, what causes it, and how it can be improved. The findings of the book are profoundly relevant to all social sciences, including psychology, economics, politics, behavioural science and sociology. This is the first field-defining text on a new science that aims to span the whole of human life. It will be an invaluable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as policy-makers and employers who will be able to apply its insights in their professional and private lives.

Author : Karen Scott
Category : Science
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781849714631
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 226

This book offers new insights into the relationship between wellbeing and sustainable development through a focus on local indicators

Author : Anneyce Knight
Category : Medical
Publisher : Scion Publishing Ltd
ISBN : 9781908625137
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 321

Understanding Wellbeing is an accessible introduction to the concept of wellbeing and its relevance to areas of health and social policy. Understanding Wellbeing provides students, professionals and practitioners of health and social care with the essential resources for understanding and promoting wellbeing. The book includes case studies, activities and reflection points to engage the reader with both the theory and its practical application. The book provides an overview of the concept of wellbeing and its relationship with and role in health, including: Psychological aspects of wellbeing — mind/body influences, psychology, spirituality Physical aspects of wellbeing — food, exercise, genetics, health promotion Social approaches to wellbeing — social policy, culture, environment, housing, education, information The Editors: Anneyce Knight is Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University The late Allan McNaught was Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. The authors are a multi-professional group of health academics with considerable national and international experience across the statutory and non-statutory sectors.

Author : Vassiliki Karkou
Category : Music
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199949298
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 1009

In recent years, a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement, and dance in a central place with renewed significance for wellbeing. The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Wellbeing examines dance and related movement practices fromthe perspectives of neuroscience and health, community and education, and psychology and sociology to contribute towards an understanding of wellbeing, offer new insights into existing practices, and create a space where sufficient exchange is enabled. The handbook's research components includequantitative, qualitative, and arts-based research, covering diverse discourses, methodologies, and perspectives that add to the development of a complete picture of the topic. Throughout the handbook's wide-ranging chapters, the objective observations, felt experiences, and artistic explorations ofpractitioners interact with and are printed alongside academic chapters to establish an egalitarian and impactful exchange of ideas.

Author : Neil Thin
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN : 9781788976466
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 256

This Research Agenda for Social Wellbeing introduces scholars and planners to the importance of a ‘wellbeing lens’ for the study and promotion of social flourishing. It demonstrates the importance of wellbeing as a public good, not just a property of individuals.

Author : Cindy Clark
Category : Education
Publisher : Routledge
ISBN : 9781317309079
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 160

In an era of increasingly patient-centered healthcare, understanding how health and illness play out in social context is vital. This volume opens a unique window on the role of play in health and wellbeing in widely varied contexts, from the work of Patch Adams as a hospital clown, to an Australian facility for dementia treatment, to a New Zealand preschool after an earthquake, to a housing complex where Irish children play near home. Across these and other featured studies, play is shown to be shaman-like in its transformative dynamics, marshaling symbolic resources to re-align how patients construe and experience illness. Even when illness is not an issue, play promotes wellbeing by its power to reimagine, invigorate, enliven and renew through sensory engagement, physical activity, and symbolism. Play levels social barriers and increases flexible response, facilitating both shared social support and creative reassessment. This book challenges assumptions that play is inefficient and unproductive, with highly relevant evidence that playful processes actually work hard to dislodge unproductive approaches and thereby aid resilience. Solid research evidence in this book charts the course and opens the agenda for taking play seriously, for the sake of health. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Play.

Author : Steve Derne
Category : Social Science
Publisher : SAGE Publications India
ISBN : 9789385985713
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 256

Identifies the nature of well-being through analysis of in-depth interviews with Indians on what good life means to them This book explains well-being through insights gathered from qualitative interviews with Indians from different walks of life. It shows that well-being is mixed and transient, shifting in interactions. It reveals the universals that lead to well-being, bringing out interlinkages between health, wealth, and pleasure. Explaining variations by gender, class, age, and individual choice, the book highlights the distinctive insights in Indian religious traditions about life satisfaction.

Author : Patsy Kraeger
Category : Social Science
Publisher : Springer
ISBN : 9783319554082
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 263

This volume addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community. It aggregates the perspectives, research questions, methods and results that consider how quality of life is influenced in our modern society. Chapters in this volume present theoretical and practical examples on different aspects of quality of life and community well-being representing American, European, Native American and African perspectives. This volume is of interest to scholars in sociology, psychology, economy, philosophy, health research as well as practitioners across the social sciences.

Author : Catherine J. Mackereth
Category : Medical
Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN : 9781784500047
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 304

What causes a person to flourish or languish? Or to be well or ill? How can the mental health and well-being of society as a whole, and individuals, be promoted and enhanced? This book explores the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental factors that affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how prevention and intervention can enhance mental health. Taking a holistic approach to mental health, the book sets out effective strategies, from creating a supportive environment to building personal skills. Three extended case studies demonstrate how principles can be applied in practice in different situations: a specific social problem (suicide); a population group (young Black and minority ethnic groups); and a medically defined problem (people with long term conditions). The book is a vital resource for strategic planners (including commissioners) working to promote mental health and wellbeing at a population level, as well as operational services delivering to specific individuals and groups. It addresses the role of generic service providers as well as being essential reading for mental health and public health students.

Author :
Category : Urban forestry
Publisher :
ISBN : MINN:31951D023837746
Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 64