Research identifies the contributions of positive psychology to higher education success through an emphasis on strengths-based education. This paper examines the dynamics of higher education, defines positive psychology, discusses various approaches to student success, and evaluates the benefits of positive psychology on student engagement and institutional effectiveness. By applying strengths-based education within colleges and universities, educators can exercise positive psychology to enhance students’ growth by helping these students to thrive and flourish in their personal and professional lives.
Williams, Noël; Horrell, Leah; Edmiston, Dawn; and Brady, Mackenzie
"The Impact of Positive Psychology on Higher Education,"
The William & Mary Educational Review: Vol. 5, Article 12.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/wmer/vol5/iss1/12