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Positive Psychology in Higher Education


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Preface Acacia C. Parks 1. Towards the establishment of best practices for applying positive psychology in higher education Acacia C. Parks 2. Towards a positive university Lindsay G. Oades, Paula Robinson, Suzy Green and Gordon B. Spence 3. Classroom assessment techniques for promoting more positive experiences in teaching and learning Charles J. Walker 4. Virtues and character strengths for sustainable faculty development Thomas V. McGovern 5. Incorporating positive psychology content and applications into various psychology courses Jeana L. Magyar-Moe 6. Integrating research training and the teaching of positive psychology Chu Kim-Prieto and Carianne D'Oriano 7. Adolescent popularity: A positive psychology course with a developmental foundation Peter E.L. Marks 8. Happiness and self-knowledge: A positive psychology and judgement and decision-making hybrid course Jaime L. Kurtz 9. 'Learning from success': A close look at a popular positive psychology course Pninit Russo-Netzer and Tal Ben-Shahar 10. An experiential approach to teaching positive psychology to undergraduates Robert Biswas-Diener and Lindsey Patterson 11. Illustrating positive psychology concepts through service learning: Penn teaches resilience Amy Kranzler, Acacia C. Parks and Jane Gillham 12. Teaching positive psychology using team-based learning Marie D. Thomas and Barbara J. McPherson 13. Teaching tools for positive psychology: A comparison of available textbooks Grant J. Rich 14. Insight or data: Using non-scientific sources to teach positive psychology Eranda Jayawickreme and Marie J.C. Forgeard 15. Broadening perspectives: Strategies to infuse multiculturalism into a positive psychology course Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti 16. Writing critically about personal growth: A 'writing in the disciplines' course on happiness Acacia C. Parks and Valerie Ross 17. The moral of the story: The importance of applying an ethics lens to the teaching of positive psychology Dianne A. Vella-Brodrick

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Acacia C. Parks is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hiram College, USA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Center, where she began her research program on positive psychological interventions. She is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Positive Psychology, and regularly teaches courses on positive, abnormal and health psychology.

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