Positive Psychology in schools

Positive Psychology is being implemented at the school level as well (from elementary till higher grades as well). The nomenclature is usually "Positive Education" where the overarching purpose of well-being and happiness can be achieved. In an interesting blog post, Natasha Trent writes about Positive Education and how it has been applied at few schools. The idea is to bring the HERO out of kids/students. HERO stands for:

Hope – a positive motivational state that is based on an achievement.

Efficacy – self-efficacy is the belief that one has the capabilities to execute the course of actions required, to manage prospective situations.

Resiliency – the capacity to bounce back from adversity, conflict, fear of increased responsibility, etc. which can be learnt.

Optimism- the expectancy of positive outcomes.

To read the full blog-post, please click here

Also, you may read an article Positive Psychology in the Elementary School Classroom on Psychology Today website

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