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        Positive Psychology: Schools

        Leading experts in the field of positive psychology contributed to this video about the practices and components of an arm of psychology that begins from the perspective of an individual’s strengths, not their deficits.  Teachers can use all clips with students or as professional development in learning about the topic and students.  Classroom activities are included for many of the clips. Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, George Vaillant.

        Mark Linkins of the Strath Haven school talks about introducing character education into schools because focusing a teen’s attention on strength instead of weaknesses broadens the breadth of how that teen evaluates self. This is a teacher talking to other teachers about positive psychology and the benefits of incorporating it into a school environment.

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