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Positive psychology interventions are being incorporated into classrooms all over the world, and while they may be very promising in helping students build the strengths and skills needed to thrive, these strategies also have received criticism. The purpose of this brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from Frontiers in Psychology, is to explore the components of positive psychology and how it can be most effectively implemented in schools. The criticisms of positive psychology are also presented, as well as suggestions for addressing them. Additionally, the contextual positive psychology (CPP) model DNA-V is presented as an example of how to provide students with skills to adapt to their environment in a way that is value consistent and helps them reach their full potential.
1. Identify the components of positive psychology and the benefits of using its techniques to help students thrive.
2. Differentiate between content-focused positive interventions and context-focused positive interventions.
3. Discuss the criticisms of positive psychology, and strategies to overcome these criticisms.
4. Describe the contextual positive psychology (CPP) model DNA-V and how it can help students adapt to their environment in order to achieve their full potential.
5. Outline specific policy implications for how to best implement and evaluate positive education programs so that they do not do more harm than good.
6. Evaluate ways that CPP approaches can increase the likelihood that adolescent groups will engage in nurturing and cooperative behavior.
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