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Some references

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

Here's some references I should have had on my slides in the first week's session (of the Level 4 2010-11 Positive Psychology course).


  • A positive psychology manifesto

  • Emmons,R.A. & McCullough,M.E. 2003. "Counting Blessings Versus Burdens: An Experimental Investigation of Gratitude and Subjective Well-Being in Daily Life" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Vol. 84, No. 2, pp.377

  • Burton,C.M. & King,L.A. (2004) "The health benefits of writing about intensely positive experiences" Journal of research in personality vol.38 pp.150-163

  • Seligman, M. E. P., Steen, T. A., Park, N., & Peterson, C. (2005). "Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions" American Psychologist vol.60 pp.410-421.

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  • Schwartz B., Ward A., Monterosso J., Lyubomirsky S., White K., Lehman D.R. (2002) "Maximizing Versus Satisficing: Happiness Is a Matter of Choice" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology vol.83 no.5 pp.1178-1197
  • Schwartz, B. (2004) "The Tyranny of Choice" Scientific American vol.290 April pp.71-75
  • Knox et al. (2003) paper on suicide: The basic argument for the possibility of big success in public health for mental health, plus the ref for the Knox et al. (2003) paper on suicide reduction is given on this page: Public health approaches to mental illness
  • Leah Palmer (2014) maxi project on whether highly spiritual / religious people do not respond to (do not need?) PosPsy interventions.

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