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The Positivity Company is based on the thinking and research of many good people. We have met and talked with most and are indebted to them and their great work. Here is a list so you can “dive deeply” into the research behind our approach.
Csikszentmihalyi, M. 1990 Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. Harper/Collins, New York: Harper/Collins.
Fredrickson, B. The role of positive emotions in positive psychology. American Psychologist, March 2001, 218-225.
Seligman, M. E. P. 2002 Authentic Happiness: Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential for lasting fulfillment. New York:Free Press.
Buckingham, M. & Clifton, D. O. 1990 First Break all the Rules: What the world’s best managers do differently. , New York: Simon & Schuster.
Buckingham, M. & Clifton, D. O. 2001 Now, discover your strengths. New York:Free Press.
Clifton, D. & Anderson, E. 2001 Strengthsquest: Discover and develop your strengths in academics, career, and beyond. Gallup Press.
Coyle, Daniel 2009 The talent code: Greatness isn’t born it’s grown. Here’s how. New York Bantam Books.
Peterson, C. & Seligman, M. E. P. 2004 Character Strengths and Virtues: A handbook and classification. Oxford University Press.
Other Positive Psychology Topics:
Csikszentmihalyi, M. 1993 The Evolving Self: A psychology for the third millennium. New York: Harper/Collins.
Easterbrook G. 2003 The Progress Paradox: How life gets better while people feel worse. , New York: Random House.
Greenleaf, R. K. 1996 On Becoming a Servant-Leader. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Keyes, C. L. M. & Haidt, J. 2003 Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Lopez & Snyder, C.R. 2003 Positive Psychological Assessment: A handbook of Models and Measures. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2003.
Prochaska, J. O., Norcross, J. C. 1995 Changing for good. Quill.
Rath, T. & Clifton, D. O. 2004 How full is your bucket? New York: Gallup Press.
Reivich, K & Shatte, A.2002The resilience factor; 7 essential skills for overcoming life’s inevitable obstacles. New York: Broadway Books, New York.
Seligman, M. E. P. 1990 Learned Optimism: How to change your mind and your life. New York: Pocket Books.