Research, Applications, and Interventions for Children and Adolescents

A Positive Psychology Perspective

  • Carmel Proctor
  • P. Alex Linley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Strengths and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Carmel Proctor
      Pages 13-21
    3. E. Scott Huebner, Kimberly J. Hills, Xu Jiang
      Pages 23-42
    4. Lisa M. Edwards, Jessica B. McClintock
      Pages 43-55
  3. Interventions and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Tayyab Rashid, Afroze Anjum, Carolyn Lennox, Denise Quinlan, Ryan M. Niemiec, Donna Mayerson et al.
      Pages 81-115
    3. Nathaniel M. Lambert, Amanda Veldorale-Brogan
      Pages 117-128
  4. Family, Friends, and Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Shannon M. Suldo, Sarah A. Fefer
      Pages 131-147
    3. B. Bradford Brown, Michael T. Braun
      Pages 149-164
  5. Positive Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Ian Morris
      Pages 185-198
    3. Hans Henrik Knoop
      Pages 199-210
  6. Positive Youth Development: Practice, Policy, and Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. John C. Gibbs, Granville Bud Potter, Ann-Marie DiBiase
      Pages 225-245
    3. Natalie Rusk, Reed W. Larson, Marcela Raffaelli, Kathrin Walker, LaTesha Washington, Vanessa Gutierrez et al.
      Pages 247-261

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.




Adolescent Applied Positive Psychology Character Strengths Children Happiness in the classroom Penn ResiliencyProject Positive Mental Health Positive Psychology Positive Youth Development Positive education Strengths in education Student well-being Well-Being

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmel Proctor
    • 1
  • P. Alex Linley
    • 2
  1. 1.Positive Psycology Research CentreGuernsey, Channel IslandsUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre of Applied Positive PsychologyCoventryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6397-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6398-2
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