Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Positive PsychologyFourth Edition!

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Flourishing, Fourth Edition presents perspectives on positive emotional states, research and theory on positive traits, coverage of positive institutions, and a look at the future of Positive Psychology. Topically organized, it looks at how Positive Psychology relates to stressors and health, within such traditional research areas as developmental, clinical, personality, motivational, social, and behavioral psychology. The text can be used as a primary text in upper-level courses, such as the Psychology of Happiness or Positive Psychology.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge William C. Compton and Edward Leslie Hoffman for writing an excellent text and creating the materials on this site.


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