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Further Reading

The following is a short reading list the Centre has put together on the topic of Positive Psychology.

 Aspinwall, L., & Staudinger, U. (Eds.), 
The psychology of human strengths: Fundamental questions and future directions for a positive psychology, 2003.

Baylis, N.,
Learning from Wonderful Lives, 2005

Bolt, M., 
Pursuing Human Strengths: A positive psychology guide, 2004.

Carr, A.,
Positive Psychology, 2004.

Compton, W. C.,
Introduction to Positive Psychology, 2004.

Comte-Sponville, Andre,
A Short Treatise on the Great Virtues: The Uses of Philosophy in Everyday Life, 1996 (original French edition). 

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly and Csikszentmihalyi, Isabella Selega,
A Life Worth Living: Contributions to Positive Psychology, 2006

Easterbrook, Gregg,
The Progress Paradox, 2003

Huppert F, Baylis N, Keverne B, 
The Science of Well-Being, 2005.

Keyes, C. L. M., & Haidt, J. (Eds.), 
Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the life well-lived, 2002.

Linley, Alex (Ed.), 
Positive Psychology in Practice, 2004.

Lopez, S. J., & Snyder, C. R. (Eds.),
Positive Psychological Assessment: A handbook of models and measures, 2003. 

Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P.,
Character Strengths and Virtues: A handbook and classification, 2004. 

Seligman, M. E. P.,

Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfilment, 2002.

Snyder, C. R., & Lopez, S. J. (Eds.),
 
Handbook of Positive Psychology, 2002. 

Journals
American Psychologist (January, 2000). Special Issue on Happiness, Excellence, and Optimal Human Functioning.

The Journal of Positive Psychology 


 

 
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