Literally hundreds of people contributed to this attempt to give positive psychology away to a new readership. Indeed, the Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology is a product of positive psychology in action. Lots of love, social support, and wisdom came from Allison Rose Lopez and Neil Salkind. Hope was the outcome of many chats over coffee with Anne Beauchamp, who did a masterful job in her role as Associate Editor and manager of this huge project. My friends, Naif Al-Mutawa, Lisa Edwards, Amy Fineburg, Alex Linley, and Tom Rath gave generously of their time and expertise when generating and reviewing entries. And, Candie Ackerman brought open-mindedness and persistence to a series of tasks that helped us get this project done.
My deep gratitude goes to each of the contributors who shared their discoveries with us, and to you, the reader, who has invested some time in learning about the positive in the world.