A book review
If you are interested in positive psychology and want a light simple yet comprehensive introduction then this book is for you. Actually Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is more than an introduction; it is also an up to date and balanced overview of the whole area.
For such a small book it is surprisingly thorough. The serious student might want a more detailed text but still Positive Psychology in a Nutshell should whet their appetite. I would recommend this as a very good starting point for anyone. It outlines all the major areas and issues clearly and concisely.
The tables and diagrams delightfully convey complex ideas to the lay person. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is very readable and presented in a friendly and entertaining style. The occasional personal anecdote and relaxed style makes for easy reading but not at the expense of the necessary rigour.
Not only does this book introduce all the major areas of positive psychology but its little tips and exercises will get you immediately applying some of the principles to your own life. Positive Psychology in a Nutshell is not exactly a workbook but it is very practical and you each chapter explains positive principles that can improve your life.