Positive Psychology on the College Campus

Hardcover | August 18, 2015

EditorJohn C. Wade, Lawrence I. Marks, Roderick D. Hetzel

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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 positivepsychology 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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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 positivepsychology provides a framework for enhancing individ...

John C. Wade is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Clinical Psychology Program at Emporia State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. He frequently conducts workshops on positive psychology, training and supervision, and current psychotherapy approaches. H...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:388 pages, 9.29 × 6.42 × 1.3 inPublished:August 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Laurie A. Schreiner: Positive Psychology and Higher Education: The Contribution of Positive Psychology to Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness2. Frank Shushok Jr. and Vera Kidd: Millennials in Higher Education: As Students Change, Much about Them Remains the Same3. Jeana L. Magyar-Moe: Positive Psychology 1014. Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti: Cultural Competence in Positive Psychology: History, Research, and Practice5. Michelle C. Louis: Enhancing Intellectual Development and Academic Success in College: Insights and Strategies from Positive Psychology6. Jeana L. Magyar-Moe: Positive Psychology in the Classroom7. John C. Wade: Positive Career Counseling8. Janice E. Jones and John C. Wade: Positive Supervision and Training9. Christine Robitschek and Megan A. Thoen: Personal Growth and Development10. Sarah L. Hastings and Tracy J. Cohn: Social Development and Relationship Enhancement11. Bruce W. Smith, Belinda Vicuna, and Glory Emmanuel: The Role of Positive Psychology in Fostering Spiritual Development and a Sense of Calling in College12. Sharra Hynes: The Intersection of Positive Psychology and Leadership Development13. Lisa M. Miller: Physical Development and Athletic Performance14. Lawrence I. Marks: Life Coaching for Students15. Tim Hodges and Jessica Kennedy: Creating a Positive Campus CultureIndex