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Bookshelf, page 3 A few books you might want to check out.
Positive Psychology: Theory, Research and Applications by Kate Hefferon and Ilona Boniwell (both University of East London). This is undergraduate textbook for students of positive psychology. Whether you are taking a class or reading to increase your understanding, this is a very, very good introduction to the subject. Up-to-date (© 2011) and thorough.
Introducing Positive Psychology: A Practical Guide by Bridget Grenville-Cleave (University of East London). The “Introducing…” series attempts to provide knowledge of complex topics in clear, easy-to-understand ways. I am usually skeptical of books that try to simplify too much but this one is very good. Because of the clarity, I can recommend it to non-native users of English as well native-speakers who want an introduction to the topic.
Building Happiness, Resilience, and Motivation in Adolescents: A Positive Psychology Curriculum for Well-being by Ruth Macconville and Tina Rae. Character Strengths (also called “Signature Strengths”) are a set of 24 values. All people have many of them. Those we use more often and most easily are the most important for each of us. This book has lesson plans, including photocopiables (written for teenagers in England but many can be adapted for English learners.) For more on the strengths, including a free test in a variety of languages to find yours, visit VIA (Values in Action).