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ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING
A Guide for Instructors
Edited by Jeffrey J. Froh and Acacia C. Parks
Positive psychology is a rapidly expanding area of study that is of great interest to students at the
graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. But the field is so broad that teachers who want
to cover all the bases when designing a positive psychology course may have difficulty locating and
Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology addresses this problem by presenting a comprehensive
set of fun, interactive classroom activities devised by contributors who are experienced teachers
as well as leading scholars in their areas. Chapters cover all the topics typically included in
existing positive psychology textbooks, emphasizing the hands-on experience that makes positive
psychology courses so powerful. Extensive reading lists point interested readers towards a fuller
understanding of the topics. The book is a rich source of ideas for all teachers of psychology, from
novice to experienced instructors. 2013. 173 pages. Paperback.
List: $29.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $29.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1236-1 | Item 4316148
I. Introduction | 1. What Makes an Action Courageous?, Cynthia L. S. Pury | 2. Humility, the Modest Strength, Robert A. Emmons | 3. Using
a Strengths Approach to Build Perspective-Taking Capacity, Michelle C. Louis | 4. Contrasting Two Conceptions of Happiness: Hedonia and
Eudaimonia, Alan S. Waterman | 5. The Value(s) of Work, Christopher Michaelson | 6. Integrating an Understanding of Cultural Context into a
Discussion of Positive Traits, Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti | 7. Understanding Purpose Through Interviews, Timothy S. Reilly and William Damon
| 8. Spiritual Struggles and Growth, Maria R. Gear Haugen and Kenneth Pargament | II. Overview | 9. How Positive Emotions Broaden and
Build, Bethany E. Kok and Barbara Fredrickson | 10. Heart Rate Variation With Positive Psychology Exercises, Sarah D. Pressman and Tara L.
Kraft | 11. Capitalizing on Positive Events, Shelly L. Gable | 12. Perspective Taking and Pro-Social Behavior: Caring for Others Like we Care for
the Self, Michael W. Myers and Sara D. Hodges | 13. Culture Influences the Ingredients of a Good Life and Conceptualization of Happiness,
Christie Napa Scollon, Derrick Wirtz, and Xuan-yi Wei | 14. Spending Money on Others Leads to Higher Happiness than Spending on Yourself,
Lara B. Aknin and Elizabeth W. Dunn | 15. Cultivating Mindfulness Through Listening, Shauna L. Shapiro and Timothy R. Mariels | 16. Teaching
Forgiveness in Positive Psychology, Everett Worthington, Aubrey L. Gartner, David J. Jennings, II, and Don E. Davis | 17. Flow and Optimal
Learning Environment, David J. Shernoff and Brett Anderson | III. Self-Reflections | 18. Taking Care of Business with Gratitude, Philip C.
Watkins, Amy Sparrow, and Amy C. Webber | 19. Curiosity as a Social Lubricant: Transforming Conversations to be Interesting, Engaging,
and Meaningful, Todd B. Kashdan and Paul J. Silvia | 20. Using Mindful Photography to Increase Positive Emotion and Appreciation, Jaime
L. Kurtz and Sonja Lyubomirsky | 21. Hope Projects To One’s Future Self, Jeana L. Magyar-Moe | 22. A Teaching Tool for Disengaging from
Materialism: The Commercial Media Fast, Yuna L. Ferguson and Tim Kasser | 23. The Savoring Expedition: An Exercise to Cultivate Savoring,
Patrick R. Harrison, Jennifer L. Smith, and Fred B. Bryant | 24. Internalized Motivation in the Classroom, Kennon M. Sheldon | 25. Civic
Engagement, Constance Flanagan and Brian D. Christens
Using Hot Topics
to Foster Critical
Edited by Dana S.
Dunn, Regan A.R. Gurung, Karen Z.
Naufel, and Janie H. Wilson
2013. 280 pages. Paperback.
List: $29.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $29.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-1238-5 | Item 4311017
Ludy T. Benjamin, Jr.
2008. 291 pages.
List: $34.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $29.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-0349-9 | Item 4316105
Edited by R. Eric
Maureen A. McCarthy
2012. 214 pages. Hardcover.
List: $49.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $39.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-1086-2 | Item 4311035