Handbook of Positive Youth Development

Handbook of Positive Youth Development
Author: Radosveta Dimitrova,Nora Wiium
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 659
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 3030702626
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

This handbook examines positive youth development (PYD) in youth and emerging adults from an international perspective. It focuses on large and underrepresented cultural groups across six continents within a strengths-based conception of adolescence that considers all youth as having assets. The volume explores the ways in which developmental assets, when effectively harnessed, empower youth to transition into a productive and resourceful adulthood. The book focuses on PYD across vast geographical regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, North America, and Latin America as well as on strengths and resources for optimal well-being. The handbook addresses the positive development of young people across various cultural contexts to advance research, policy, and practice and inform interventions that foster continued thriving and reduce the chances of compromised youth development. It presents theoretical perspectives and supporting empirical findings to promote a more comprehensive understanding of PYD from an integrated, multidisciplinary, and multinational perspective. The Handbook of Positive Youth Development in a Global Context is an essential resource for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other professionals in developmental, clinical child, and school psychology, public health and prevention science, family studies, cross-cultural psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, social work, educational policy and politics, anthropology, sociology, social psychology and all interrelated disciplines.

Positive Youth Development

Positive Youth Development
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2011-09-14
ISBN: 0123864941
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

Each chapter provides in-depth discussions and this volume serves as an invaluable resource for Developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students. Includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of Positive Youth Development Each chapter provides in-depth discussions An invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars, and students

The Handbook of Positive Youth Outcomes

The Handbook of Positive Youth Outcomes
Author: Youth Development Institute. Networks for Youth Development
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Youth
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roma Minority Youth Across Cultural Contexts

Roma Minority Youth Across Cultural Contexts
Author: Radosveta Dimitrova,David Lackland Sam,Laura Ferrer Wreder
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0190654066
Category: Minority families
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roma Minority Youth Across Cultural Contexts Book Excerpt:

"Roma ethnic minority, also called the Romani people and sometimes as gypsies (usually in derogatory way), have one of the most dramatic histories in Europe and worldwide. The Indian origin of Roma as advocated by linguists since the 18th century, based on similarities between the Romany language (referred also as Romanes or Romani) and the Sanskrit (Achim, 2004), is now widely accepted. Although the precise region of the Indian sub-continent which Roma originated and migrated from to Europe remains elusive, genetic linguistic, historical and anthropological findings suggest that their migration started from Central India, to the Northern India, then transiting Persia and Armenia and travelled towards the Byzantine Empire and Asia Minor, and finally to Greece (Kenrick, 2007). The precise time when the journey started is also uncertain. Historical records indicate that Roma first came to work in Persia sometime between 224-241, and were either brought or deported to the Arab Empire at the start of 661, reach Constantinople in 1050, and then were in Greece in 1290. They then continued to Eastern Europe and Balkans (arriving in Serbia in 1348, Croatia in 1362, Bulgaria in 1378, Romania in 1385), followed by Central and Western Europe (arriving in Germany in 1407, France and Switzerland in 1418, Belgium in 1419, Holland in 1420, Italy in 1422, Spain in 1425, Hungary in 1489, and England in 1513; see Kenrick, 2007, for a comprehensive chronology of Roma history)"--

The Youth Development Handbook

The Youth Development Handbook
Author: Stephen F Hamilton,Mary Agnes Hamilton
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2003-10-09
ISBN: 1506319920
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Youth Development Handbook Book Excerpt:

What are the types of environments in which youth thrive? How do we cultivate such environments to promote optimal development and positive behavior in youth? The Youth Development Handbook: Coming of Age in American Communities provides youth and development practitioners access to current theory and research in the field of youth development, including illustrations of good practice, original case studies, and a contextual approach to such topics as youth participation and diversity. The Youth Development Handbook is designed for scholars and researchers in applied developmental science as well as practitioners and policy makers who implement youth development initiatives. The book is also recommended for use in graduate courses on youth development in the fields of Psychology, Human Development & Family Studies, and Education.

Positive Youth Development in Global Contexts of Social and Economic Change

Positive Youth Development in Global Contexts of Social and Economic Change
Author: Anne C. Petersen,Vice President for Research Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Adolescent Development and Pediatrics Anne C Petersen, Ph.D.,Silvia H. Koller,Frosso Motti-Stefanidi,Suman Verma
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN: 131530726X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Youth Development in Global Contexts of Social and Economic Change Book Excerpt:

The youth of the world are our most important assets. When youth develop positively, they have the power to benefit themselves, their families, communities, and societies. These tremendous benefits accrue for many generations, so investments in youth represent a highly cost-effective opportunity for positive change. This is the first volume to focus globally on the effects of social and economic change on youth, and on the opportunity to support youth through policy, programs, and interventions to develop positively despite challenges. The chapters in this volume highlight research demonstrating youth assets and resilience as well as programs and interventions that increase the likelihood that youth will thrive. Many chapters also draw attention to opportunities for youth leadership, helping youth to develop their strengths as they benefit their communities. Additional chapters focus on promoting optimal youth development in the presence of adversity, risk, or challenge, taking into consideration the potential and capacity of the young person. Finally, the ecological system theory is a strong influence in many chapters that examine the inter-relationship of different social contexts such as family, peers, school, and work. Positive Youth Development in Global Contexts of Social and Economic Change is both a vision for the future and an ideology supported by a new international vocabulary for engaging with youth development. Developed by researchers across interdisciplinary fields, the volume has enormous policy implications for lawmakers given the surge in youth population in many parts of the world.

Approaches to Positive Youth Development

Approaches to Positive Youth Development
Author: Rainer K Silbereisen,Richard M Lerner
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-08-21
ISBN: 1848607601
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

Scientific research and science-guided practice based on the promotion of an individual's strengths constitutes a radical shift in a new and growing area of study within the field of human development. Its trademark term is `positive youth development'. This approach to human development is based on the idea that, in addition to preventing problems, science and practice should promote the development of competencies, skills, and motivation in order to enhance individuals' developmental pathways. Approaches to Positive Youth Development, is based on this concept and brings together authors from across Europe and America who are leaders in their respective fields. The main focus of the book, beyond a clarification of the paradigmatic foundations, concerns the major contexts of adolescents and young adults, namely, neighbourhoods and leisure locales, school and family, and the major themes of healthy psychosocial development, namely, competences and knowledge, prosocial behaviour, transcending problems of delinquency, civic engagement, identity, agency, and spirituality.

Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs P A T H S

Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs  P A T H S
Author: Daniel T.L. SHEK,Rachel C. F. Sun
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN: 9814451541
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs P A T H S Book Excerpt:

This book outlines the development, implementation and evaluation of a project entitled “P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme," with P.A.T.H.S. denoting Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social programmes. This pioneer project was conducted in Hong Kong between 2005 and 2012 with more than 210,000 participants. Its goal was to help students meet various challenges in their path to adulthood, with a focus on their psychosocial competencies, developmental assets and the promotion of healthy peer relationships. The project was initiated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust in collaboration with the Government’s Social Welfare Department, Education Bureau and five universities in Hong Kong. Edited by the researchers of the project, Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs explores the nature of positive youth development (PYD), the application of PYD constructs to youth programs and implementation issues. Using multiple strategies, the book evaluates the overall effectiveness of the P.A.T.H.S. school-based programme and reveals that stakeholders had positive perceptions of the project, its implementers and benefits. Students in the program showed better positive development and displayed lower levels of substance abuse and delinquent behaviour than students in the control schools. The book also details lessons learned, emergent issues, future directions as well as insights into the development of positive youth development programs particularly in Chinese communities. Development and Evaluation of Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programs will appeal to all educators, administrators, psychologists, social workers and allied profeesionals looking to promote whole-person development in their students, especially those with in interest in education in China.

Thriving in Childhood and Adolescence The Role of Self Regulation Processes

Thriving in Childhood and Adolescence  The Role of Self Regulation Processes
Author: Richard M. Lerner,Jacqueline V. Lerner,Edmond P. Bowers,Selva Lewin-Bizan,Steinunn Gestsdottir
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-09-21
ISBN: 1118094107
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving in Childhood and Adolescence The Role of Self Regulation Processes Book Excerpt:

Opening with a discussion on the need to integrate self-regulationprocesses and to create a life-span oriented framework of theseprocesses, this volume explores several perspectives in the currentscholarship. Chapter contributors examine theoretical conceptsincluding Vygotsky/Luria Insights in the Development of ExecutiveFunctions Self-Regulation and Academic Achievement in Elementary SchoolChildren Influences of Children?s and Adolescents? Action-ControlProcesses on School Achievement, Peer Relationships, and Copingwith Challenging Life Events Intentional Self-Regulation, Ecological Assets, and Thriving inAdolescence: A Developmental Systems Model and a Life-Span, Relational, Public Health Model of Self-Regulation: Impact on Individual and Community Health The volume concludes with New Directions for Child andAdolescent Development series editor-in-chief Reed W.Larson discussing the challenges reported by youth working on arts,technology, and social justice projects in organized programs andhow they learn to address them. This is the 133nd volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Child and AdolescentDevelopment. The mission of this series is to providescientific and scholarly presentations on cutting edge issues andconcepts in the field of child and adolescent development. Eachvolume focuses on a specific new direction or research topic, andis edited by an expert or experts on that topic.

Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development

Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development
Author: E. Gil Clary,Jean E. Rhodes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006-09-24
ISBN: 038729340X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mobilizing Adults for Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

In today’s fast-paced, often-dehumanizing world, this book brings together the advice and expertise of leading scholars dedicated to affecting positive youth development. Providing a multifaceted, multidisciplinary blueprint for social change the book promotes individual adult involvement in adolescents’ lives to ensure positive youth development. It aims to mobilize a society of adults, through volunteer and other programs, and will interest anyone involved in working toward achieving positive youth development.

Handbook of Child Psychology Theoretical Models of Human Development

Handbook of Child Psychology  Theoretical Models of Human Development
Author: William Damon,Richard M. Lerner
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1250
Release: 2006-05-19
ISBN: 0471756040
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Child Psychology Theoretical Models of Human Development Book Excerpt:

Part of the authoritative four-volume reference that spans the entire field of child development and has set the standard against which all other scholarly references are compared. Updated and revised to reflect the new developments in the field, the Handbook of Child Psychology, Sixth Edition contains new chapters on such topics as spirituality, social understanding, and non-verbal communication. Volume 1: Theoretical Models of Human Development, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, explores a variety of theoretical approaches, including life-span/life-course theories, socio-culture theories, structural theories, object-relations theories, and diversity and development theories. New chapters cover phenomenology and ecological systems theory, positive youth development, and religious and spiritual development.

Promoting Positive Youth Development

Promoting Positive Youth Development
Author: Edmond P. Bowers,G. John Geldhof,Sara K. Johnson,Lacey J. Hilliard,Rachel M. Hershberg,Jacqueline V. Lerner,Richard M. Lerner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN: 3319171666
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Promoting Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

This book presents the results of the longitudinal 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development. The volume discusses how self-regulation and contextual resources (e.g., strong relationships with parents, peers, and the community) can be fostered in young people to contribute to the enhancement of functioning throughout life. Each chapter examines a particular aspect of youth thriving, and offers findings on either the bases or the role of positive development in a variety of outcomes, from reduced risk of emotional problems and harmful behaviors to increased participation in the community. Contributors introduce a contemporary model of positive development for diverse youth, provide examples of effective youth development programs, and suggest applications for informing the next generation of policies and practices. Among the featured topics: The regulation of emotion in adolescence. School engagement, academic achievement, and positive youth development. Peer relationships and positive youth development. Identity development in adolescence and the implications for youth policy and practice. Promoting adolescent sexual health in youth programming. A positive youth development approach to bullying. Researchers in developmental psychology as well as practitioners in educational or youth development programs or policies will gain from Promoting Positive Youth Development a new appreciation of the central role of young people's strengths, and initiatives to build effective youth programs. “This volume is destined to become the handbook for anyone interested in the bourgeoning field of positive youth development. Based on ground breaking, longitudinal research from top researchers in the field, Promoting Healthy Development for America’s Youth presents a rich, theoretically grounded understanding of the landscape today’s youth and programs. The contributors provide clear, data-driven guidance regarding the types of programs and settings that are most beneficial to young people.” Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D. Frank L. Boyden Professor Department of Psychology University of Massachusetts, Boston

After School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development

After School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development
Author: Nancy L. Deutsch
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 3319591320
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development Book Excerpt:

The first volume of this SpringerBrief presents a series of papers compiled from a conference about how after-school programs may be implemented to promote positive youth development (PYD) hosted by Youth-Nex, the University of Virginia Center to Promote Effective Youth Development. This volume reviews the importance of after-school programs for PYD and discusses key components of effective after-school programs. It also discusses issues related to the evaluation and measurement of quality in after-school programs. In addition, the brief presents suggestions for how researchers, policy makers, and practitioners can move the field forward and maximize the potential of after-school time and programs for promoting positive youth development for children and adolescents. Topics featured in this brief include: The history of the relationship between after-school programs and positive youth development. Specific features of programs that are important for advancing positive youth development. Issues in and approaches to measuring quality in after-school programs. The Quality, Engagement, Skills, Transfer (QuEST) model and its use for measuring effective after-school programs. A case study evaluation of the Girls on the Run program. After-School Programs to Promote Positive Youth Development, Volume 1, is a must-have resource for policy makers and related professionals, graduate students, and researchers in child and school psychology, family studies, public health, social work, law/criminal justice, and sociology.

Self Management of Young People with Chronic Conditions

Self Management of Young People with Chronic Conditions
Author: Jane N. T. Sattoe,AnneLoes van Staa,Sander R. Hilberink
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2021-01-28
ISBN: 3030642933
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Management of Young People with Chronic Conditions Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on young people (12-25 years old) growing up with a chronic somatic condition and/or physical disability, facing different challenges during their transition to adulthood and to adult healthcare services. Becoming an adult often proves extra challenging for them, because the adaptive tasks related to living with a chronic condition can clash with developmental milestones. Finding a good balance and integrating these tasks in daily life is also referred to as self-management. This book addresses self-management and empowerment of young people with chronic conditions as well as the Positive Youth Development concept. It elaborates on theories and approaches and offers a complete overview of self-management interventions for young people with chronic conditions, emphasizing on the tasks of medical, emotion and role management. It also elaborates on the roles and tasks of professionals, as well as the patient-provider relationship; the shifting roles between young people and their parents and the role of peer support. This book is unique in its broad view on self-management, i.e. it goes beyond medical management and focuses on young people achieving their maximum potential and a good quality of life. Furthermore, the book employs a positive youth development approach, focusing on empowerment and growth rather than problems or issues. It offers an overview of the state-of-the-art and evidence concerning self-management support for young people with various chronic conditions. As such it is of benefit for all healthcare professionals working in care for young people, but also for researchers interested in this topic.

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports
Author: Rui Resende,A. Rui Gomes
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 477
Release: 2021-04-09
ISBN: 3030639126
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coaching for Human Development and Performance in Sports Book Excerpt:

This book addresses important topics of coaching in order to better understand what sports coaching is and the challenges that arise when assuming this activity. It provides the reader with useful insights to the field of sports coaching, and discusses topics such as coaching education, areas of intervention, and main challenges. With contributions by experts and well-known authors in the field, this volume presents an up-to-date picture of the scholarship in the coaching field. It introduces key aspects on the future of the science of coaching and provides coach educators, researchers, faculty, and students with new perspectives on topics within the field to help improve their coaching effectiveness.

Flourishing Children

Flourishing Children
Author: Laura H. Lippman,Kristin Anderson Moore,Lina Guzman,Renee Ryberg,Hugh McIntosh,Manica F. Ramos,Salma Caal,Adam Carle,Megan Kuhfeld
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN: 9401786070
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flourishing Children Book Excerpt:

This volume presents the results of the Flourishing Children Project. The study addressed gaps in the research on indicators of positive development of adolescents. Such indicators are essential for the balanced and scientifically sound study of adolescents. Yet measures of many aspects of flourishing are not available, and when they do exist, they are rarely measured in a developmentally appropriate manner for adolescents. In addition, they are often too long for program evaluations and surveys, have not been tested on diverse populations, nor carefully validated as predictors of positive outcomes. The Flourishing Children Project undertook the development of scales for adolescents ages 12-17 for 19 aspects of flourishing covering six domains: flourishing in school and work, personal flourishing, flourishing in relationships, relationship skills, helping others to flourish, and environmental stewardship. This volume describes the four-stage process of developing the scales, including: Reviewing the literature for extant measures for items to test and synthesizing the existing research into consensus definitions for each construct; conducting cognitive testing of items with adolescents and their parents; pilot testing the items; and conducting psychometric analyses.

Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice
Author: Francine Sherman,Francine Jacobs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1118105850
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Juvenile Justice Book Excerpt:

"The lessons in this book remind us that we can—and that wemust—do better, for the sake of our children, their futures,and the sake of our nation. . . . This volume is a call to action,and I encourage everyone who reads it to take steps to ensure thatall America's children are given an equal chance to succeed. Wemust all work together to replace the cradle-to-prison pipelinewith a pipeline to responsible, productive adulthood." —Fromthe Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman, JD, President and founder,Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC "Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practiceappears at a critical time, when promising juvenile justice reformsare underway in so many jurisdictions across the United States.Sherman and Jacobs, and their impressive array of expert authors,fill a significant gap in the literature, making the current bodyof juvenile justice research and experience accessible to policymakers, researchers, and funders, and doing so through a practicaland positive lens." —Patrick McCarthy, President and ChiefExecutive Officer, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD "Most people have narrow views of what it means to be adelinquent youth. In Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy,and Practice, Sherman and Jacobs have diligently collected essaysfrom the top experts in the juvenile justice field who tell anempirically based and powerful narrative of who is really in thedelinquency system. As this book makes clear, until we ask andanswer the right questions, we will remain unable to help the youthmost in need." —Alexander Busansky, President, The NationalCouncil on Crime and Delinquency, Oakland, CA A comprehensive reference presenting a rehabilitative, youth-and community-centered vision of juvenile justice Juvenile Justice: Advancing Research, Policy, and Practicebrings together experts in juvenile justice, child development, andpublic health to explore the intersections between juvenile justiceand needed development of programs and policies that look out forthe health and well-being of the youth who enter this system. Thistimely book provides a usable framework for imagining juvenilejustice systems that emphasize the welfare of juveniles, achievedprimarily through connections within their communities. A must-read for professionals working in juvenile courts andwithin juvenile justice agencies, Juvenile Justice: AdvancingResearch, Policy, and Practice reflects both the considerableadvances and the challenges currently evident in the juvenilejustice system, with an emphasis on the development andimplementation of policies that can succeed in building a newgeneration of educated young people able to embrace their potentialand build successful futures.

Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood

Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood
Author: Laura M. Padilla-Walker,Larry J. Nelson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0190260637
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood Book Excerpt:

Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood highlights the third decade of life as a time in which individuals have diverse opportunities for positive development. There is mounting evidence that this time period, at least for a significant majority, is a unique developmental period in which positive development is fostered. Dr. Lene Arnett Jensen highlights the importance of this work in an engaging foreword, and chapters are written by leading scholars in diverse disciplines who address various aspects of flourishing. They discuss multiple aspects of positive development including how young people flourish in key areas of emerging adulthood (e.g., identity, love, work, worldviews), the various unique opportunities afforded to young people to flourish, how flourishing might look different around the world, and how flourishing can occur in the face of challenge. Most chapters are accompanied by first-person essays written by a range of emerging adults who exemplify the aspect of flourishing denoted in that chapter and make note of how choices and experiences have helped them transition to adulthood. Taken together, this innovative collection provides rich evidence and examples of how young people are flourishing as a group and as individuals in a variety of settings and circumstances. This unique resource will be useful to students, faculty, professionals, clinicians, and university personnel who work with young adults or who study development during emerging adulthood.

Positive Youth Development through Sport

Positive Youth Development through Sport
Author: Nicholas L. Holt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN: 1317486110
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Youth Development through Sport Book Excerpt:

Cutting through the political rhetoric about the power of sport as a tool for social change and personal improvement, this book offers insight into how and why participating in sport can be good for children and young people. As the first text to focus on the role of sport in positive youth development (PYD), it brings together high-profile contributors from diverse disciplines to examine critically the ways in which sport can be used to promote youth development. Now in a fully updated, revised and expanded new edition, Positive Youth Development through Sport covers a wider range of disciplines including sport psychology, development psychology, physical education, sport development and sport sociology. Its three main sections focus on: the theoretical and historical contexts of PYD quantitative and qualitative methods for assessing PYD in sport the potential of PYD in sport across different ages and abilities. With expanded guidance on how to apply positive youth development in practice, this is essential reading for all students, researchers, educators, practitioners and policy makers with an interest in youth sport.

Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology
Author: C. R. Snyder
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN: 1412990629
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Positive Psychology Book Excerpt:

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.