Building Happiness, Resilience and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-Being

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Published UK, 2012
This book is a fully-formed positive psychology program designed to promote happiness, resilience and motivation in young people aged 11-18 years. It introduces the theory and research behind positive psychology and includes a guidance section for facilitators on how to deliver the program. The program itself is made up of 24 chapters which reflect each of the 24 'character strengths' identified by Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology. These strengths include creative writing, kindness, fairness, leadership, forgiveness and teamwork. Activities teach students how to develop these strengths and skills in order to initiate positive change in their lives.

Ruth MacConville is Head of the Special Educational Needs Services in London, UK.
Ages 11-18 years
Paperback. 255 pages