Positive Education

Positive education is an emerging branch of positive psychology. The aim is to integrate positive psychological practices into the educational system to enhance both learning and well-being at the same time.

The Importance of Child Mental Health and Happiness

child mental health

Being a child in today's world is in some respects far more challenging than years before. Many children find themselves having to navigate an ever-increasing and demanding education system. This combined with 24/7 news cycles and keeping up with social media can contribute to feelings of anxiety and unhappiness. Teachers […]

39 Communication Games and Activities for Kids, Teens, and Students

Communication activities for students and kids

Our world is in a communication crisis. Kids spend astounding amounts of time on their electronic devices and with this shift, they are losing their skills in how to communicate their needs—with their own voices. Picture the kids you know having no access to Wi-Fi. There might be a revolt […]

Positive Psychology Courses: A List of 50+ Educational Opportunities

Positive Psychology Courses

Here you will find a comprehensive list of online positive psychology courses, workshops, training, webinars, graduate programs, audio tapes, MOOCs and the renowned Master of Applied Positive Psychology course brought to you by many universities, organizations, and professionals from around the globe. We love sharing information on where you can […]

How to Get a Ph.D. in Positive Psychology

How to obtain a PhD in Positive Psychology

Lately, we've been getting an increasing number of questions from people who want to pursue a Ph.D. program in positive psychology (mostly after having finished a MAPP program or one of the other courses in positive psychology) and are looking for a university or institution with specific positive psychology graduate programs […]

Masters of Applied Positive Psychology: The MAPP Program

Masters of applied positive psychology

Interested in pursuing your love of positive psychology further? Good news—in recent years, we’ve seen more and more opportunities arise for developing that interest academically. On this page, we’ve listed MAPP (or relevant related) opportunities from a wide range of institutions across the world. For those who can’t find something […]

5 Activities For Using Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom

Positive reinforcement classroom

It wasn’t too long ago that school-rooms were places of stern words and plentiful discipline. It was commonplace for teachers to favor harsh punishment over positive punishment, including using the cane! Now, however, it is recognized that there are more effective ways to teach and to manage classrooms. Techniques such […]

Positive Reinforcement in Psychology (Definition + 5 Examples)

Positive Reinforcement Theory

If you read our earlier piece on positive punishment, you know that there are different methods of teaching and instilling good habits and behaviors. One of the most powerful and effective methods is one that you’re probably at least somewhat familiar with: positive reinforcement.   This Article Contains: What is […]

Positive Psychology In Schools and Education For Happy Students

Positive Education: Happy Students & Positive Psychology In The Classroom

"Teachers and researchers in positive psychology are natural allies. At its core, education is about nurturing strengths, about growth and learning. Furthermore, psychological and social well-being are key concerns for teachers and other educators and for people working in the field of positive psychology" (Shankland & Rosset, 2017). This quote […]

Positive Transitioning: Supporting the Transition Into a Life After School

Positive Transitioning: Supporting the Transition Into a Life After School

“What do you want to do after school?” More than a decade later and this simple question still makes my stomach turn. I remember the feelings of confusion and frustration. Internalising my indecision to mean that there was something wrong with me. Not to mention my misinformed belief that everyone […]

7 Examples of Unity in Daily Life and How to Teach It

7 Ways Virtues of Unity

This article is a summarised version of the book EENHIED by Gerrit De Moor. The book is only in Dutch; however, you can contact the author for more information. Oneness, or unity, is what makes us human. Hominids—the first human beings—evolved because they were able to connect in social groups on […]

Positive Psychology PPT: Borrow These 5 PowerPoint Presentations!

Positive psychology is a young branch of psychology that studies and builds the factors that lead to meaningful and joyful lives. " A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Since its early days in 1998, the amount of research into positive psychology has […]

What is Positive Education, and How Can We Apply It? (+PDF)

What is Positive Education and How To Apply It?

All parents want the best for their children. They want their children to be happy and to flourish. However, finding the right education model for one's children can be a challenge. One option is positive education, which combines traditional education principles with research-backed ways of increasing happiness and well-being.  “The […]

The Memory Palace: How To Remember Positive Psychology Terms

memory palace positive psychology

Building a memory palace of positive psychology terminology can result in a huge impact on your work. Let’s face it: as a professional, it is key to remember new concepts and their corresponding terminology. Learning the lingo of positive psychology is all about your mindset and how you use memory. […]

KIPP: Positive Education in Action

Founded in 1994 by Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin, The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a network of 183 public charter schools. Based across the United States, KIPP aims to help “students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits needed to succeed in college and the […]

Positive Psychology 1504: Harvard’s Groundbreaking Course

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Harvard's Positive Psychology 1504, taught by professor Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D., will enter the books as the most popular course in the history of Harvard University. In the spring of 2006, over 1400 Harvard students enrolled in both Positive Psychology 1504 and Ben-Shahar's Psychology of Leadership course. Positive Psychology 1504 consists of 22 lectures […]