Positive psychology on the college campus /
edited by John C. Wade, Lawrence I. Marks and Roderick D. Hetzel.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
xvi, 376 pages ; 25 cm.
0199892725, 9780199892723
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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Preface -- Chapter 1: Positive psychology and Higher Education: The contribution of Positive psychology to student success and institutional effectiveness / Laurie A. Schreiner -- Chapter 2: Millennials in Higher Education: As students change, much about them remains the same / Frank Shushok Jr. and Vera Kidd -- Chapter 3: Positive psychology 101 / Jeana L. Magyar-Moe -- Chapter 4: Cultural competence in Positive psychology: history, research, and practice / Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti -- Chapter 5: Enhancing intellectual development and academic success in college: Insights and strategies from Positive psychology / Michelle C. Louis -- Chapter 6: Positive psychology in the classroom / Jeana L. Magyar-Moe -- Chapter 7: Positive career counseling / John C. Wade -- Chapter 8: Positive supervision and training / Janice E. Jones and John C. Wade -- Chapter 9: Personal growth and development / Christine Robitschek and Megan A. Thoen -- Chapter 10: Social development and relationship enhancement / Sarah L. Hastings and Tracy J. Cohn -- Chapter 11: The role of Positive psychology in fostering spiritual development and a sense of calling in college / Bruce W. Smith, Belinda Vicuna, and Glory Emmanuel -- Chapter 12: The intersection of Positive psychology and leadership development / Sharra Hynes -- Chapter 13: Physical development and athletic performance / Lisa M. Miller -- Chapter 14: Life coaching for students / Lawrence I. Marks -- Chapter 15: Creating a Positive campus culture / Tim Hodges and Jessica Kennedy -- Index.
"Positive Psychology on the College Campus provides innovative strategies that can be employed with students to enhance their personal development and educational experience. A wide range of areas is covered, making it a must-have book for all those who work with college students"--
"The field of positive psychology has blossomed over the past several years. A positive psychology course has become the most popular elective at Harvard, and leaders in many fields regularly draw upon concepts and strategies from the field's growing body of research. Because positive psychology provides a framework for enhancing individual, group, and institutional well-being, it is particularly relevant for college campuses, which are ripe for such strength-based interventions. Positive Psychology on the College Campus provides innovative strategies that can be employed with students to enhance both their personal development and educational experiences. The book also provides an overview of the state of college students' mental health and relevant developmental issues. Individual chapters, all written by experts in their fields, describe practical strategies for readers to use with students. Additionally, the authors explain how positive psychology can be applied in general to the college experience. With its wide-ranging topics and distinguished contributors, Positive Psychology on the College Campus is a must-have resource for all those who work with college students, including faculty, academic advisors, administrators, residence-life staff, counselors, and student-activities staff"--
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