These books offer practical resources and are listed in alphabetical order by author.
- Ben-Shahar, T. D. (2010). Being Happy: You Don’t Have to be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life. New York: McGraw-Hill
- Clifton, D. O., Anderson, E. C., & Schreiner, L. A. (2006). Strengths Quest: Discover and develop your strengths in academics, career, and beyond (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Gallup.
- Cooperrider, D. L., & Whitney, D. (1999). Appreciative inquiry. San Francisco: Berret-Koehler.
- Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper Collins.
- Fredrickson, B. (2009) Positivity: Discover the ratio that tips your life toward flourishing. Crown
- Froh, J. & Parks, A. (2012). Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors. Washington: American Psychological Association.
- Gilbert, D. (2007). Stumbling on Happiness: Vintage
- Haidt, J. (2006). The Happiness Hypothesis: Basic Books.
- Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., & Whitt, E. J. (2005). Student success in college: Creating conditions that matter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). The how of happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want. New York: Penguin Press
- Lyubomirsky, S. (2013). The myths of happiness: What should make you happy, but doesn’t, what shouldn’t make you happy, but does. New York: Penguin Press
- Niemiec, R., & Wedding, D. (2013). Positive psychology at the movies: Using films to build virtues and character strengths: Hogrefe & Huber.
- Peterson, C. (2013). Pursuing the good life: 100 reflections on positive psychology. New York: Oxford
- Peterson, C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press and Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Reivich, K., & Shatte, A. (2002). The resilience factor: Seven keys to finding your inner strength and overcoming life’s hurdles. New York: Broadway.
- Schreiner, L., Hulme, E., Hetzel, R., & Lopez, S. (2012). Positive Psychology on Campus:
- Oxford Silberman, M. (1996). Active learning: 101 strategies to teach any subject. New York: Pearson.
- Seligman, M. E. P. (2002). Authentic happiness: Using the new Positive Psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. New York: Free Press.
- Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Flourish: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Books Critical of Positive Psychology
- Ehrenreich, B. (2009). Bright-sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America. New York: Metropolitan Books.
- Wilson, E. (2008). Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy: Sarah Crichton Books
Courses & Education Programs
- Certificate in Positive Psychology: Taught by Tal Ben-Shahar
- Positive Psychology Based Educational Programs Around the World
- Harvard University: PSYC E-1504 Positive Psychology and Neuroscience: Implications for Health, Development, Learning, and Well-Being
- January 13, 2012, New York Times, Perfectly Happy, Even Without Happy Endings
- September 14, 2011, New York Times Magazine, What if the Secret to Success is Failure?
- May 16, 2011, New York Times, A New Gauge to See What’s Beyond Happiness
- May 17, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, Happy school
- May 9, 2007, BBC News, Teachers learn to teach toughness (2007)
- January 7, 2007, New York Times Magazine, Happiness 101
- November 26, 2006, New York Times Magazine, What it Takes to Make a Student
- January 17, 2005, Time Magazine, The Science of Happiness (Cover Story & Special Issue)
Professional Associations & Networks
- Canadian Positive Psychology Association
- Global Chinese Positive Psychology Association (GCPPA)
- European Network for Positive Psychology
- International Positive Psychology Association
- New Zealand Association of Positive Psychology
- Turkish Positive Psychology Association
- Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA)
Schreiner, L., Hulme, E., Hetzel, R., & Lopez, S. (2012-09-18). Positive Psychology on Campus. Oxford Handbooks Online. Retrieved 21 Feb. 2014, from http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195187243.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780195187243-e-054
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- Authentic Happiness: Complete free online measures of well-being and happiness with instant feedback
- Positive Psychology Centre: Plethora of positive psychology, well-being and positive psychology resources is available at the Positive Psychology Centre, University of Pennsylvania’s website:
- Positive Psychology Daily News: To stay updated about positive psychology events, Positive Psychology Daily News:
- Positivity Ratio: Learn about your positive to negative emotion ratio, also called the positivity ratio at Barbara Fredrickson’s website.
- Values in Action – Institute on Character: Complete free online character strength measures at the Values in Action – institute on character