ERIC Number: EJ887136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Positive Psychology and Student Affairs Practice: A Framework of Possibility
Mather, Peter C.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v47 n2 p157-173 2010
With its focus on building human strengths, scholarship from the field of positive psychology can be an asset in actualizing student affairs' human development and learning goals. This article synthesizes findings from positive psychology, illustrating specific ways in which practitioners can benefit from this emerging area of scholarship. The author offers both philosophical considerations and practical guidance for incorporating positive psychology lessons into student affairs work. This article addresses issues ranging from how professionals talk about their work, to student advising approaches, and program development.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Workers, Positive Reinforcement, Psychology, Quality of Life, Well Being, Physiology, Mental Health, Learning Processes, Neuropsychology, Program Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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