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Advising Students about Graduate School in Nonpsychology Fields  

Susan Burns

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
Advising students for postgraduate studies in psychology is an activity with which most faculty members in psychology are comfortable and, often, enjoy; however, when students approach ... More

Applying Happiness and Well-being Research to the Teaching and Learning Process  

Laura McInerney

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter reviews well-being programs taught to young people in schools evaluating their benefits and downsides. It then considers the application of positive psychology theories to ... More

Education and Well-being  

John White

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter discusses what schools and families can do to help children to lead a flourishing life. It begins by examining what counts as a flourishing life, looking first at children’s ... More

The Effects of Music in Community and Educational Settings  

Susan Hallam and Raymond MacDonald

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Jan 2016
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Nov 2014
It has been recognized through the ages that music can have a very powerful influence on our emotions, moods, and behavior. Alongside the increase in and ease of music listening, there has ... More

Going Beyond the Accidental: Happiness, Education, and the Wellington College Experience  

Ian Morris

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter explores how we could place happiness at the heart of education, by making it a robust and legitimate aim of schools. The chapter makes a distinction between education as ... More

Happiness in the Classroom  

Jennifer M. Fox Eades, Carmel Proctor, and Martin Ashley

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter is grounded in the belief that happiness is an appropriate aim of education, and also a tool for facilitating effective education. It argues that for children and young ... More

Introduction to Positive Education  

Ilona Boniwell

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This section of The Oxford Handbook of Happiness approaches the complex relationship between happiness and education from the historical, philosophical, educational, and psychological ... More

Language Variation in the Classroom  

John Edwards

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Sep 2014
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Jul 2014
Schools have often made little or no provision for the linguistic heterogeneity of their pupils, and assumptions of “best” or “correct” usage continue to complicate classroom dynamics. ... More

The Myth of the Digital Native and What It Means for Higher Education  

Linda Corrin, Tiffani Apps, Karley Beckman, and Sue Bennett

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May 2019
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Sep 2018
The term “digital native” entered popular and academic discourse in the early 1990s to characterize young people who, having grown up surrounded by digital technology, were said to be ... More

Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School  

Mathew A. White

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter summarizes the introduction of positive education at Geelong Grammar School, Australia’s leading coeducational boarding and day school, and its collaboration with Martin ... More

Psychological Literacy in Undergraduate Psychology Education  

Jacquelyn Cranney, Suzanne Morris, and Lorayne Botwood

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
What is psychological literacy? Put simply, it is the adaptive and intentional application of psychology to meet personal, professional, and societal needs. We strongly believe that ... More

Psychology of Adjustment: An Opportunity for Teaching and Promoting Psychological Literacy  

Dana S. Dunn, Elizabeth Yost Hammer, and Wayne Weiten

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Aug 2015
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Jul 2014
The authors argue that teaching undergraduate students about the psychology of adjustment is a beneficial way to give them information, informed perspectives, and recommendations for ... More

Should Education Have Happiness Lessons?  

Nash Popovic

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
In this chapter a number of arguments against and for teaching happiness lessons are considered. It is acknowledged that at least some concerns regarding this type of lessons are ... More

Teaching Critical Thinking to Promote Learning  

Amanda H. R. Franco, Heather A. Butler, and Diane F. Halpern

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2014
Critical thinking is an important aspect of human daily life whether in the domain of education, health, politics, consumer decisions, justice, or international relations. For most ... More

Teaching for Wisdom  

Robert J. Sternberg

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
The author argues that an important key to happiness is wisdom. Educational systems have focused heavily on developing individuals who are knowledgeable, but too often, people are unable ... More

Teaching Personality Psychology  

Marianne Miserandino

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
This chapter discusses the challenges of teaching a personality course (strong traditions versus new methods, disconnect between what personality psychologists do and personality students ... More

Teaching Psychology: Reflecting on the Art and Science of Quality Pedagogy  

Dana S. Dunn and Jamie G. McMinn

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Aug 2015
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Mar 2014
Many teachers of psychology want to improve their skills in order to enhance student learning but they are uncertain how to do so. What qualities make a good or great teacher distinct from ... More

Teaching the Psychology and Law Class  

Elizabeth Swenson

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Aug 2015
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May 2014
This chapter discusses how to develop a course in psychology and law. There are recommended topical areas and alternative topics. A description of material to be covered, resources to use, ... More

Well-being and Resilience in Education  

Toni Noble and Helen McGrath

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
Compared to previous generations, today’s youth appear to be poorly equipped to meet the life challenges they face. This chapter focuses on two approaches to developing positive and ... More

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