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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RECOMMENDED READING LIST Part 2 posted Jan 14, 2018

cont from part 1

Positive Psychology at Work

POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP: FOUNDATIONS OF A NEW DISCIPLINE (2003)

Jane E Dutton  (Editor), Robert E Quinn (Editor), Kim Cameron (Editor)

This book was my first introduction to a scholarly understanding of happiness in the workplace from a micro, meso and macro perspective. It is written by a compilation of authors in the field studying facets of positive psychology in organizational settings and released by the top positive business scholars at the University of Michigan.

THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE: THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY THAT FUEL SUCCESS AND PERFORMANCE AT WORK  (2010) by Shawn Achor

This book talks about recent research in regard to the workplace.  It is written by the current Happiness professor at Harvard.

Academic Reading

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (2012) by Kim S. Cameron  (Editor), Gretchen M. Spreitzer  (Editor)

This handbook focuses on using a positive lens to address problems and challenges in organizational life including ethics, economics, peace, spirituality, social movements, and sustainability.

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF HAPPINESS (2013) by Susan David and Ilona Boniwell

This is a comprehensive handbook on ten sections that focus on psychological, philosophical, evolutionary, economic, and spiritual approaches to happiness; happiness in society, education, organizations, and relationships; and the assessment and development of happiness and more. Contributions of all major researchers in positive psychology are included in this book.

OXFORD HANDBOOK OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (2011) by Shane J. Lopez(Editor), C. R. Snyder (Editor)

This is a seminal reference in the field of positive psychology, which in recent years has transcended academia to capture the imagination of the general public. The handbook provides a roadmap for the psychology needed by the majority of the population -- those who don't need treatment but want to achieve the lives to which they aspire.

CHARACTER STRENGTHS AND VIRTUES: A HANDBOOK AND CLASSIFICATION (2004) by Christopher Peterson  (Author), Martin Seligman(Author)

This is Positive Psychology’s version of the DSM (Disorder Diagnostic Disorder). Instead of telling people what is wrong about them. This assessment is just as rigorous as traditional psychology. It offers 25 character strengths and each person has a specific order.

Coaching Methodology

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COACHING: PUTTING THE SCIENCE OF HAPPINESS TO WORK FOR YOUR CLIENTS (2007) by Robert Biswas-Diener(Author), Ben Dean (Author)

This book  provides concrete language and interventions for integrating positive psychology techniques into any mental health practice and one of the authors is the son of one of the father’s of happiness science, the award winning professor Ed Diener, Ph.D.

PRACTICING POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY COACHING: ASSESSMENT, ACTIVITIES, AND STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (2010) by Robert Biswas-Diener

A comprehensive and practical guide illustrating tools and techniques for coaches and their clients.

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY COACHING: A POSITIVE PROCESS FOR CHANGE(2007) by Sara L. Orem (Author), Jacqueline Binkert (Author), Ann L. Clancy (Author)

This book gives a practical approach to using appreciative inquiry within a coaching framework. Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciate Coaching guides clients through four stages—Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny—that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future. Appreciative Inquiry is a positive change method founded by David Cooperrider at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio which is used for individuals, groups, and organizations.

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For more information visit www.happinessforhumankind.com

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