If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development… A must read for students.

Childhood and Development

Childhood and Development

If we are fortunate, we will age If we are truly fortunate, we will age well.

Williamson and Christie (2009, p. 165)

Learning Objectives – At the End of the Chapter You Will Be Able To…

  • Understand the stages of positive development, from pregnancy to old age
  • Articulate ideas relating to positive parenting
  • Dissect the bidirectional effects of parents and children on wellbeing
  • Consider how to promote positive youth development
  • Understand that development is a lifelong process
  • Outline components to successful aging
  • Develop APP strategies for promoting positive development at all phases of the lifespan

List of Topics…

  • Bronfenbrenner's chronosystem
  • Positive parenting and parenting styles
  • Pregnancy and the perinatal period
  • Attachment theory and interventions
  • The parenthood paradox
  • Positive education
  • The Penn Resilience Program
  • Positive youth development
  • Working with at-risk youth
  • Structural developmental models
  • Spiral dynamics
  • Positive aging

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