#5 Great Positive Psychology Resources

Positive Psychology is the branch of psychology dealing with the factors that help us to lead the ‘good life’. If you start with the principle that living a fulfilling life can be studied and the resulting principles used to facilitate the ‘good life’ then you’ll be interested in this branch of science. Positive Psychology is an integral part of the ‘Health and Wellbeing’ movement. There are some great resources on the internet for Positive Psychology and 5 of these are given below

#1 The Centre for Confidence website ‘Positive Psychology Resources’ section. This is a great introduction to the subject, taking the reader through subjects like resilience, well-being and the story of Positive Psychology

#2 The ‘Action for Happiness’ website. ‘Action for Happiness’ is a UK based movement using the principles of Positive Psychology. At the time of writing 20,252 people have made a pledge to this movement (including me!).  Checkout the ‘Great Dream‘ mnemonic for 10 principles of living a happier life backed up by research. They have a YouTube channel as well as a Twitter account with frequent updates.

#3 Martin Seligman talks about Positive Psychology in a TED talk. Professor Martin Seligman is an iconic figure in the field of psychology and founder of Positive Psychology.

#4 The University of Pennsylvania ‘Positive Psychology Center‘. This is a great resource for Positive Psychology linking to papers, videos, press releases and books on Positive Psychology.

#5 Psychology Today articles on ‘Positive Psychology. Psychology Today have a great series of articles introducing the reader to Positive Psychology

Do you know any other great resources on Positive Psychology that you would recommend?

Appendix – Posts on Positive Psychology on this Blog

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 1

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 2. Scales

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 3. Depression

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 4. Purpose in Life Across the Lifespan: Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 5. Purpose in Life Across the Lifespan: Adulthood

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature – Part 6. Purpose in Life Across the Lifespan: Older Adulthood

Purpose in Life. An Overview of the Literature Part 7. Purpose in Life Across the Lifespan

Purpose in Life and Conditions of the Heart

Purpose in Life and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Having a Purpose in Life and the Risk of Cognitive Decline

Having a Purpose in Life Reduces the Risk of Death

Purpose in Life and Caregiving

What is Purpose in Life?

Positive Psychology Blogged

Building Resilience

The Moral Sense

Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging

Review: Mental Illness and Well-Being

Book Review: The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction (Unabridged)

Review: Literature and Happiness

Review: A Balanced Psychology and A Full Life

Book Review: Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

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