Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Perspective

Editors: Proctor, Carmel, Linley, Alex (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive reference to positive psychological research, applications and interventions among children and adolescents
  • Provides efficacious positive psychological models of intervention to increase well-being.
  • Chapters written by experts in the field
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About this book

This book presents recent positive psychological research, applications and interventions being used among adolescents and children. Currently there is a wave of change occurring whereby educators, and others working with children and adolescents, are beginning to recognize the benefits of looking at well-being from a positive perspective, specifically the integration of positive psychological theory into the school curriculum in order to improve student well-being. Moreover, although the positive psychological field has grown tremendously since its inception, there remains an imbalance in the publication of research findings, applications, and interventions among children and adolescents in comparison to adults.

This book fills the need for a reference to this valuable information and benefits a wide range of professionals, including educators, clinicians, psychologists, students, and many other working with children and adolescents.

About the authors

Carmel Proctor has a PhD from the School of Psychology, University of Leicester, UK and has a MA in Measurement, Evaluation and Research Methodology from the University of British Columbia, Canada from where she originates. For her first degree she attended Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada and was awarded a Certificate in Liberal Arts and a BA in Psychology. Carmel is the founding director of the Positive Psychology Research Centre, in the UK. She is co-author of Strengths Gym (PPRC, 2009) a character strengths-based educational course for children and adolescents. Carmel has also written and co-written several research papers and book chapters and is a member of the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research. Alex Linley is Founding Director of the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology, in the UK. Academically, Alex holds the position of Visiting Professor in Psychology at the University of Leicester, and has delivered keynote presentations on strengths and positive psychology throughout Europe and in the Caribbean, the Middle East, the United States, and India. He has written, co-written, or edited more than 130 research papers and book chapters, and 8 books, including Positive Psychology in Practice (Wiley, 2004) and Average to A+: Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others (CAPP Press, 2008).

Alex Linley is Founding Director of the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology, in the UK. Academically, Alex holds the position of Visiting Professor in Psychology at the University of Leicester, and has delivered keynote presentations on strengths and positive psychology throughout Europe and in the Caribbean, the Middle East, the United States, and India. He has written, co-written, or edited more than 130 research papers and book chapters, and 8 books, including Positive Psychology in Practice (Wiley, 2004) and Average to A+: Realising Strengths in Yourself and Others (CAPP Press, 2008).

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Surveying the Landscape of Positive Psychology for Children and Adolescents

    Linley, P. Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • The Importance of Good Character

    Proctor, Carmel

    Pages 13-21

  • Assessment and Promotion of Life Satisfaction in Youth

    Huebner, E. Scott (et al.)

    Pages 23-42

  • Promoting Hope Among Youth: Theory, Research, and Practice

    Edwards, Lisa M. (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Flourishing Among Children and Adolescents: Structure and Correlates of Positive Mental Health, and Interventions for Its Enhancement

    Howell, Andrew J. (et al.)

    Pages 59-79

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6397-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8253-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents
Book Subtitle
A Positive Psychology Perspective
Editors
  • Carmel Proctor
  • Alex Linley
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6398-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6398-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6397-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8253-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 286
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