Illustrating positive psychology concepts through service learning: Penn teaches resilience

Amy Kranzler, Acacia C. Parks, Jane Gillham

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We describe an undergraduate service-learning research course in which undergraduates are trained to disseminate an intervention designed to promote resilience and well-being in middle-school youth. The course provides undergraduates with an opportunity for active and collaborative learning in psychology and serves as a new model for the wide-scale dissemination of evidence-based prevention programs through supervised undergraduates. We provide insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the course, along with some thoughts about ways that readers might implement something similar at their own institutions, using the Penn Resiliency Program or other related interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-486
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Positive Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescents
  • education
  • resilience
  • service learning
  • teaching of positive psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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