Introduction – References

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The potential that positive psychology offers

Christopher Peterson, Nansook Park & Patrick Sweeney (2008) Group well-being: morale from a positive psychology perspective. Applied Psychology, 57, 19–36.

Martin Seligman & Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi (2000) Positive psychology: An introductionAmerican Psychologist, 55(1), 5–14.

Robert Biswas-Diener (Ed.) (2011) Positive psychology as social change. Springer.

[There is now an increasing recognition that positive psychology has the potential to make a much broader contribution]:

Wellbeing matters

Jessica Kansky & Ed Diener (2017) Benefits of well-being: Health, social relationships, work, and resilience. Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, 1(2), 129–169.

Kostadin Kushlev, Danielle Drummond, Samantha Heintzelman & Ed Diener (2019) Do happy people care about society’s problems? The Journal of Positive Psychology, 15(1), 1–11.

Shannon Suldo, Amanda Thalji & John Ferron (2011) Longitudinal academic outcomes predicted by early adolescents’ subjective well-being, psychopathology, and mental health status yielded from a dual factor model. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(1), 17-30

Marcus Richards & Felicia Huppert (2011) Do positive children become positive adults? Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort study. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(1), 75–87.

What kind of world do we want to live in?

John Rawls’ Theory of Justice

John Rawls (2001) Justice as fairness: A restatement. Harvard University Press

John Helliwell, Richard Layard & Jeffrey Sachs (2017) World Happiness Report 2017. Sustainable Development Solutions Network

John Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs & Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (2020) World Happiness Report 2020. Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The psychological foundations of wellbeing

Principles for psychological wellbeing

1. Feeling connected to others

Bethany Kok & Barbara Fredrickson (2014) Wellbeing Begins with “We” The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Interventions that Increase Social Closeness. In Felicia Huppert & Cary Cooper (Eds.), Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Volume 6: Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing. Wiley.

Richard Ryan & Edward Deci (2000) Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55(1), 68-78.

Richard Ryan & Edward Deci (2017) Self-Determination Theory – Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development and Wellness. Guilford Press.

Naomi Eisenberger & Matthew Lieberman (2004) Why rejection hurts: a common neural alarm system for physical and social pain. Trends in cognitive sciences, 8(7), 294–300.

Steven Cole, John Capitanio, Katie Chun, Jesusa Arevalo, Jeffrey Ma & John Cacioppo (2015) Myeloid differentiation architecture of leukocyte transcriptome dynamics in perceived social isolation. PNAS, 112(49), 15142–15147.

Julianne Holt-Lunstad (2017) The potential public health relevance of social isolation and loneliness: Prevalence, epidemiology, and risk factors. Public Policy & Aging Report, 27(4), 127–130.

2. Having a sense of autonomy

Edward Deci & Richard Ryan (1995) Human autonomy. In Michael Kernis (Ed.), Efficacy, agency, and self-esteem, 31-49. Springer.

Mark Evans & Nina Terrey (2016) Design thinking and public policy reform: Co-design with citizens and stakeholders. In Gerry Stoker & Mark Evans (Eds.), Evidence-based policy making in the social sciences: Methods that matter, 243-262. Policy Press.

Peter Bradwell& Sarah Marr (2017) Making the most of collaboration an international survey of public service co-designAnnual Review of Policy Design, 5(1), 1-27.

John Helliwell, Richard Layard & Jeffrey Sachs (2017) World Happiness Report 2017. Sustainable Development Solutions Network

John Helliwell, Richard Layard, Jeffrey Sachs & Jan-Emmanuel De Neve (2020). World Happiness Report 2020. Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

3. Feeling competent

Beiwen Chen, Maarten Vansteenkiste, Wim Beyers, Liesbet Boone, Edward L. Deci, Jolene Van der Kaap-Deeder,Bart Duriez, Willy Lens, Lennia Matos, Athanasios Mouratidis, Richard Ryan, Kennon M. Sheldon, Bart Soenens,Stijn Van Petegem & Joke Verstuyf (2015) Basic psychological need satisfaction, need frustration, and need strength across four cultures. Motivation and emotion, 39(2), 216-236.

Carol Dweck (2008) Mindset: the new psychology of success. Ballantine Books.

John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, Simeon Keates & Cherie Lebbon (2013) Inclusive design: Design for the whole population. Springer Science & Business Media.

4. Paying attention to what’s going well

Roy Baumeister, Ellen Bratslavsky, Catrin Finkenauer & K de Vohs (2001) Bad is stronger than good. Review of General Psychology, 5(4), 323–370.

Barbara Fredrickson & Michael Cohn (2008) Positive emotions. In Michael Lewis, Jeanette Haviland-Jones & Lisa Feldman Barrett (Eds.), Handbook of Emotions (3rd ed., 777–796). Guilford Press [NB: omitted from the 4th Edition, 2018]

Barbara Fredrickson (2009) Positivity. Crown.

Kareem Johnson & Barbara Fredrickson (2005) “We All Look the Same to Me”: Positive Emotions Eliminate the Own-Race Bias in Face Recognition. Psychological Science, 16(11), 875–881

Tara Lomas, Jeffrey Froh, Robert Emmons, Anjali Mishra & Giacomo Bono (2014) Gratitude Interventions: A Review and Future Agenda. In Acacia Parks Stephen Schueller (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions, 1–19. Wiley.

John Gottman (2014) What predicts divorce? The relationship between marital processes and marital outcomes. Psychology Press.

Marie Forgeard & Martin Seligman (2012) Seeing the glass half full: A review of the causes and consequences of optimism. Pratiques psychologiques, 18(2), 107–120.

Sara Puig-Perez, Carolina Villada, Matias Pulopulos, Mercedes Almela, Vanesa Hidalgo & Alicia Salvador (2015). Optimism and pessimism are related to different components of the stress response in healthy older people. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 98(2), 213–221.

David Cooperrider & Diana Whitney (2011) Appreciative inquiry: A positive revolution in change. ReadHowYouWant.com.

5. Having a sense of meaning

Martin Seligman (2004) Authentic happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. Simon and Schuster.

Emily Esfahani Smith (2017) The power of meaning: Crafting a life that matters. Random House

Joo Yeon Shin & Michael Stegar (2014) Promoting Meaning and Purpose in Life. In Acacia Parks & Stephen Schueller (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions, 90–110. Wiley.

Andrew Steptoe & Daisy Fancourt (2019). Leading a meaningful life at older ages and its relationship with social engagement, prosperity, health, biology, and time useProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences116(4), 1207-1212.

Shulamit Ben-Itzhak, Jonathan Dvash, Maya Maor, Noa Rosenberg & Pinchas Halpern (2015) Sense of meaning as a predictor of burnout in emergency physicians in Israel: a national surveyClinical and experimental emergency medicine2(4), 217-225.

Darrell Campbell Jr, Seema Sonnad, Frederic Eckhauser, Kyle Campbell & Lazar Greenfield (2001) Burnout among American surgeonsSurgery130(4), 696-705.

Isaac Prilleltensky (2014) Meaning-making, mattering, and thriving in community psychology: From co-optation to amelioration and transformation. Psychosocial Intervention, 23(2), 151-154.

Core capabilities

1. Open mind – mindful awareness

Vikram Bhargava & Manuel Velasquez (2020) Ethics of the Attention Economy: The Problem of Social Media Addiction. Business Ethics Quarterly, 1-39

Tim Wu (2017) The attention merchants: The epic scramble to get inside our heads. Vintage

Felicia Huppert (2018) Living life well: The role of mindfulness and compassion. In Joseph Forgas & Roy Baumeister (Eds), The social psychology of living well. Routledge.

Mark Williams & Danny Penman (2011). Mindfulness: a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world. Hachette UK.
This reference is also relevant to: “Mindfulness practice is an evidence-based form of awareness and attention training that is increasingly popular.”

Ruth Baer (2009) Self-focused attention and mechanisms of change in mindfulness-based treatment. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38(S1), 15-20.

Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon & Mark Griffiths (2015) Mindfulness in psychology: a breath of fresh air? The Psychologist, 28(1), 28-31.

Ryan Niemiec & Judith Lissing (2016) Mindfulness-based strengths practice (MBSP) for enhancing well-being, managing problems, and boosting positive relationships. In Itai Ivtzan & Tim Lomas (Eds.) Mindfulness in positive psychology: The science of meditation and wellbeing, 15-36. Routledge .

Anna Kozlowski (2013) Mindful mating: Exploring the connection between mindfulness and relationship satisfaction. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 28(1-2), 92-104.

Maria João Gouveia, Carlos Carona, Maria Cristina Canavarro & Helena Moreira (2016) Self-compassion and dispositional mindfulness are associated with parenting styles and parenting stress: The mediating role of mindful parenting. Mindfulness, 7(3), 700-712.

Alison Christie, Paul Atkins & James Donald (2017) The meaning and doing of mindfulness: The role of values in the link between mindfulness and well-being. Mindfulness, 8(2), 368-378.

Adam Lueke & Bryan Gibson (2015) Mindfulness meditation reduces implicit age and race bias: The role of reduced automaticity of responding. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 6(3), 284-291.

Adam Lueke & Bryan Gibson (2016) Brief mindfulness meditation reduces discrimination. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 3(1), 34.

James Donald, Bajinder Sahdra, Brooke Van Zanden, Jasper Duineveld, Paul Atkins, Sarah Marshall & Joseph Ciarrochi (2019) Does your mindfulness benefit others? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the link between mindfulness and prosocial behaviour. British Journal of Psychology, 110(4).

Megan Reitz & Michael Chaskalson (2016) Mindfulness works but only if you work at it. Harvard Business Review Digital Articles, November 04, 2016.

Luke Wreford & Paula Haddock (2019) Mindfulness and social change. Open Democracy.

2. Open heart – kindness and compassion

Rutger Bregman (2020). Humankind: A hopeful history. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Rutger Bregman (2020) The real story of Lord of the Flies. The Guardian, 9 May 2020.

Felix Warneken & Michael Tomasello (2006) Altruistic helping in human infants and young chimpanzees. Science, 311(5765), 1301-1303.

Rodolfo Cortes Barragan, Rechele Brooks & Andrew Meltzoff (2020) Altruistic food sharing behavior by human infants after a hunger manipulation. Scientific Reports (Nature Publisher Group), 10(1).

Donald Pfaff (2015) The altruistic brain: How we are naturally good. Oxford University Press.

Paul Gilbert (2015) The evolution and social dynamics of compassion. Social and personality psychology compass, 9(6), 239-254.

Tania Singer & Olga Klimecki (2014) Empathy and compassion. Current Biology, 24(18), R875-R878.

Lara Aknin, Christopher Barrington-Leigh, Elizabeth Dunn, John Helliwell, Justine Burns, Robert Biswas-Diener, Imelda Kemeza, Paul Nyende, Claire Ashton-James & Michael Norton (2013) Prosocial spending and well-being: Cross-cultural evidence for a psychological universal. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology104(4), 635-652.

Elizabeth Dunn, Lara Aknin & Michael Norton (2008) Spending money on others promotes happiness. Science, 319(5870), 1687-1688.

Olga Klimecki & Tania Singer (2017). The compassionate brain. In Emma Seppälä, Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Stephanie Brown, Monica Worline, Daryl Cameron & James Doty (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science, 109-120. Oxford University Press.

David Hamilton (2010) Why kindness is good for you. Hay House.

Joseph Chancellor, Seth Margolis, Katherine Jacobs Bao & Sonja Lyubomirsky (2018) Everyday prosociality in the workplace: The reinforcing benefits of giving, getting, and glimpsing. Emotion, 18(4), 507–517.

Kristin Neff (2003) Self-compassion: An alternative conceptualization of a healthy attitude toward oneself. Self and Identity, 2(2), 85–101.

Chris Germer & Kristin Neff (2020) The Near and Far Enemies for Fierce CompassionCenter for Mindful Self-Compassion

3. Clear thinking – informed appraisal

Stella Cottrell (2017) Critical thinking skills: Effective analysis, argument and reflection. Macmillan International Higher Education.

Colin Seale (2020) The Case For Critical Thinking: The COVID-19 Pandemic And An Urgent Call To Close The Critical Thinking Gap In Education. Forbes.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Literacy (2018), Fake news and critical literacy: The final report of the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy in Schools. National Literacy Trust, UK.

Select Committee on Communications, House of Lords (2017) Growing up with the Internet. UK Parliament.

Joel Breakstone, Mark Smith, Sam Wineburg, Amie Rapaport, Jill Carle, Marshall Garland & Anna Saavedra (2019) Students Civic Online Reasoning: A national portrait. Stanford History Education Group

Paul Machete & Marita Turpin (2020) The use of critical thinking to identify fake news: a systematic literature review. In Marié Hattingh, Machdel Matthee, Hanlie Smuts, Ilias Pappas, Yogesh Dwivedi & Matti Mäntymäki (Eds.) Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society 2020: Responsible Design, Implementation and Use of Information and Communication Technology235-246. Springer.

Maura Sellars, Razia Fakirmohammad, Linh Bui, John Fishetti, Sarfaroz Niyozov, Ruth Reynolds, Nisha Thapliyal, Yu-Ling Liu-Smith & Nosheen Ali (2018) Conversations on critical thinking: Can critical thinking find its way forward as the skill set and mindset of the century? Education Sciences, 8(4), 205.

Wise action

Arvin Paul (2021) Aristotle’s Wise Action: Exploring conceptions of wisdom in actionPsychology Today, Feb 17, 2021

Barry Schwartz & Kenneth Sharpe (2010) Practical wisdom: The right way to do the right thing. Penguin.