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Positive experiences in daily lives enhance people's well-being and motivate them to do well and help others. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that create positive experiences. Research has shown that positive attitudes can lead to positive experiences, and vice versa. However, there is no public consensus on what the different attitudinal dimensions are and how to measure them. Clearly, understanding the nature of positive attitudes is critical to fostering positivity. Positive attitudes and experiences can create conditions that help generate constructive solutions at the individual, group and societal levels. This will tackle negativity mindsets and solve problems. It will also enhance citizen well-being and create opportunities for them. This book, based on the proceedings at the Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2015, explores how these possibilities can be turned into reality in the Singapore context. Issues examined include policy and public actions, public communications, building communities, leadership and applications in specific areas such as health and education. The book is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of positivity issues. Part II analyzes the relationships linking positivity to the sense of community in Singapore and leadership in the social services. Part III examines positivity from the perspectives of healthcare and education. Part IV addresses specific questions on positivity in terms of city planning, volunteerism, active citizenry, social media, well-being, values, purpose and meaning, and relationships between people and government. This book will provide the reader valuable perspectives, an increased understanding of issues related to enabling positive attitudes and experiences in Singapore and many potential applications to reflect on. Positive experiences in daily lives enhance people's well-being and motivate them to do well and help others. Therefore, it is important to understand the factors that create positive experiences. Research has shown that positive attitudes can lead to positive experiences, and vice versa. However, there is no public consensus on what the different attitudinal dimensions are and how to measure them. Clearly, understanding the nature of positive attitudes is critical to fostering positivity. Positive attitudes and experiences can create conditions that help generate constructive solutions at the individual, group and societal levels. This will tackle negativity mindsets and solve problems. It will also enhance citizen well-being and create opportunities for them. This book, based on the proceedings at the Behavioural Sciences Institute Conference 2015, explores how these possibilities can be turned into reality in the Singapore context. Issues examined include policy and public actions, public communications, building communities, leadership and applications in specific areas such as health and education. The book is organized into four parts. Part I provides an overview of positivity issues. Part II analyzes the relationships linking positivity to the sense of community in Singapore and leadership in the social services. Part III examines positivity from the perspectives of healthcare and education. Part IV addresses specific questions on positivity in terms of city planning, volunteerism, active citizenry, social media, well-being, values, purpose and meaning, and relationships between people and government. This book will provide the reader valuable perspectives, an increased understanding of issues related to enabling positive attitudes and experiences in Singapore and many potential applications to reflect on.Readership: General public, civil servants, NGOs, students and academics interested in social issues, behavioural and life style issues in Singapore. Key Features: This is the first comprehensive volume that examines the various social and behavioural issues on enabling positive attitudes and experiences in...

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2015
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
168
Pages
PUBLISHER
World Scientific Publishing Company
SELLER
Ingram DV LLC
SIZE
606.2
KB

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