PPWDII005 – Develop and implement interventions to build positive relationships – Pre Work

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

Please go to the Readings tab to read the following:

  • The Social Brain Hypothesis (Dunbar, 1998)
  • Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study (Fowler & Christakis)
  • Beyond Reciprocity: Gratitude and Relationships in Everyday Life (Algoe, Haidt and Gable, 2008)
  • The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams (Losada and Heaphy)
  • Video – 30 Gifts to 30 Strangers

The following are optional.

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

  • Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks (Fowler and Christakis, 2010)
  • It’s the little things Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships (Algoe, Gable and Maisel, 2010)
  • Leadership and expectations Pygmalion effects and other self-fulfilling prophecies in organizations (Eden, 1992)
  • These kids were elementary-school kids, after all, so why shouldn’t it work (Iowa, 2005)
  • The Longitudinal Association between forgiveness and relationship closeness and commitment (Tsang, Mccullough and Finchan, 2006)
  • Toolkit: Fostering High-Quality Connections. How to Deal with Corrosive Relationships at Work (Dutton, 2003)