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Some references on effectiveness of PosPsy interventions

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

Here are some recent (collected 2013) references about how effective PosPsy interventions are.


  • A positive psychology manifesto

  • Cohn, M. A., Fredrickson, B. L., Brown, S. L., Mikels, J. A., & Conway, A. M. (2009). Happiness unpacked: Positive emotions increase life satisfaction by building resilience. Emotion, 9 (3), 361.
  • Cohn, M., & Fredrickson, B. (2010). In search of durable positive psychology interventions: Predictors and consequences of long-term positive behaviour change. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 355-366.
  • Giannopoulos, V., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2011). Effects of positive interventions and orientations to happiness on subjective well-being. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 95-105.
  • Lyubomirsky, S., Dickerhoof, R., Boehm, J. K., & Sheldon, K. M. (2011). Becoming happier takes both a will and a proper way: An experimental longitudinal intervention to boost well-being. Emotion, 11, 391-402.
  • Sergeant, S., & Mongrain, M. (2011). Are positive psychology exercises helpful for people with depressive personality styles? The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 260-272.

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