PPWDAI002 – Develop and apply interventions to leverage positive emotions – Pre Work

The following need to be completed prior to starting this unit.

Please go to the Work on Wellbeing website to complete all Diagnotics:

  • Subjective Happiness Scale
  • Curiosity and Exploration Inventory
  • Gratitude Questionnaire

Please go to the Readings tab to read the following:

  • Emotional Intelligence Whitepaper (EIW, 2012)
  • The Values of Positive Emotions (Fredrickson, Danner and Snowdon, 2003)
  • Positive Affect and the Complex Dynamics of Human Flourishing (Fredrickson and Losada, 2005)
  • The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success (Lyubomirsky, King and Diener, 2005)
  • Pursuing Happiness: the Art of Sustainable Change (Lyubomirsky, Sheldon and Schkade, 2005)
  • High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being (Kahneman and Deaton, 2010)
  • Review and Summary of Research on the Embodied Effects of Expansive (vs. Contractive) Nonverbal Displays (Carney, Cuddy and Yap, 2015)

The following are optional.

Please go to the Additional Readings tab to read the following:

  • Social laughter is correlated with an elevated pain threshold (Dunbar et al, 2012)
  • Cultivating Positive Emotions to Optimize Health and Well-Being (Fredrickson, 2000)
  • The Undoing Effect of Positive Emotions (Fredrickson et al, 2000)
  • If money doesn’t make you happy, then you probably aren’t spending it right (Dunn, Gilbert and Wilson, 2011)
  • Will money increase subjective well-being? (Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, 2002)
  • Rethinking Rumination (Nolen-Hoeksema, Wisco and Lyubomirsky, 2008)
  • Upward spirals of positive emotions counter downward spirals of negativity (Garland et al., 2010)
  • Happy Days: Positive Psychology interventions effects on affect in an N-of-1 trial (Rosalind Jane Woodworth, Angela O’Brien-Malone, Mark R. Diamond, Benjamin Schüz, 2015)
  • Review and Summary of Research on the Embodied Effects of Expansive (vs. Contractive) Nonverbal Displays (Carney, Cuddy and Yap)
  • A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind (Killingsworth and Gilbert, 2010)
  • Extraneous factors in judicial decisions (Danzigera, Levavb and Avnaim-Pessoa, 2011)