Building happiness, resilience and motivation in adolescents : a positive psychology curriculum for well-being / Ruth MacConville and Tina Rae.

"Positive psychology focuses on building strengths and developing creative and positive thinking in order to boost happiness, well-being and achievement. It helps people to be motivated, maintain positive mental health, and to flourish in all areas of their lives. This resource is a fully-forme...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: MacConville, Ruth.
Other Authors: Rae, Tina.
Format: Book
Published: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2012.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Part 1. Virtue One: Wisdom and Knowledge. Creativity: Thinking of novel and productive ways to do things ; Curiosity: Taking an interest in all of ongoing experience ; Open Mindedness: Thinking things through and examining them from all sides ; Love of Learning: Mastering new skills, topics and bodies of knowledge ; Perspective: Being able to provide wise counsel to others.
  • Part 2. Virtue Two: Courage. Authenticity: Speaking the truth and presenting oneself in a genuine way ; Bravery: Not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty or pain ; Persistence: Finishing what ones starts ; Zest: Approaching life with excitement and energy.
  • Part 3. Virtue Three: Humanity. Kindness: Doing favours and good deeds to others ; Love: Valuing close relations with others ; Social Intelligence: Being aware of the motives and feelings of self and others.
  • Part 4. Virtue Four: Justice. Fairness: Treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice ; Leadership: Organising group activities and seeing that they happen ; Teamwork: Working well as a member of group or team.
  • Part 5. Virtue Five: Temperance. Forgiving those who have Done Wrong ; Modesty: Letting one's accomplishments speak for themselves ; Prudence: Being careful about one's choices; not saying or doing things that might later be regretted ; Self-regulation: Regulating what ones feels and does.
  • Part 6. Virtue Six: Transcendence. Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence: Noticing and appreciating beauty, excellence and/or skills performance in all domains of life ; Gratitude: Being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen ; Hope: Expecting the best and working to achieve it ; Humour: Likely to laugh and tease; bringing smiles to other people ; Religiousness: Having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of life.