PPWDII005 – Develop and implement interventions to build positive relationships

Please find below the key readings for this unit:

We will be covering the content that these readings relate to during the programme. The readings are academic and research based, and are for those of you who want to read more on a particular theory.  They can be read before attending the core units, or as additional information for your assignments, or not at all.  Entirely up to you and your learning preferences.

  1. The Social Brain Hypothesis (Dunbar, 1998)
  2. Dynamic spread of happiness in a large social network: longitudinal analysis over 20 years in the Framingham Heart Study (Fowler & Christakis, 2008)
  3. Beyond Reciprocity: Gratitude and Relationships in Everyday Life (Algoe, Haidt & Gable, 2008)
  4. The Role of Positivity and Connectivity in the Performance of Business Teams (Losada & Heaphy, 2004)
  5. Will You Be There for Me When Things Go Right? Supportive Responses to Positive Event Disclosures (Gable, Gonzaga & Strachman, 2006)
  6. Video – 30 Gifts to 30 Strangers –

Please find below some additional readings for this unit: