PPWRAT001 – Research and apply theories of positive psychology to establish and develop own level of wellbeing

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 face-to-face units, or as additional information for your assignments, or not at all.  Entirely up to you and your learning preferences.

  1. Positive Psychology: An Introduction (Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi, 2000)
  2. Balanced Psychology and a Full Life (Seligman, 2004)
  3. The Promise of Positive Psychology (Csikszentmihalyi, 2009)
  4. Positive Psychology: Past, present and (possible) future (Linley, 2006)
  5. What and Why is Positive Psychology (Gable and Haidt, 2005)
  6. Promoting and Protecting Mental Health as Flourishing (Keyes, 2007)
  7. Flourishing Across Europe: Application of a New Conceptual Framework for Defining Well-Being (Huppert and So, 2011)
  8. 5 Ways to Wellbeing (Aked, Marks, Cordon and Thompson)
  9. Tracing the size, reach, impact, and breadth of positive psychology (Rusk and Waters, 2013)
  10. The Role of Positive Emotions in Positive Psychology (Fredrickson, 2001)

Please find below some additional readings for this unit:

  1. Positive Psychology Network Concept Paper (Seligman, 1998)
  2. Time, money, and happiness. How does putting a price on time affect our ability to smell the roses (DeVoe and House, 2012)
  3. List of Positive Psychology Articles
  4. Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology – 1st Volume
  5. Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology – 2nd Volume
  6. Positive Psychologists on Positive Psychology – 3rd Volume
  7. Counterclockwise Chapter 1 – Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility (Langer, 2009)