“Must” Reads in Positive Psychology


    Aspinwall, L.G., & Staudinger,
U.M (Eds.) (2002). A psychology of human strengths fundamental questions
and future direction for a positive
psychology. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.


Heppner, P. Paul, Witty, T.E., & Dixon, W.A. (2004) Problem-solving appraisal and human adjustment: A review of 20 years of research using the Problem Solving Inventory. The Counseling Psychologist, 32, 344-427.

Keyes, C.L.M, Haidt, J. (Eds.) & Seligman, M. (2003). Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Linley, A. & Joseph, S. (2004). Positive Psychology in Practice. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ

Lopez, S. J., & C. R. Snyder (Eds.) (2003). Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures. Washington, D. C.: American
Psychological Association.

Peterson, C. & Seligman, E.P. (2004). Character strengths and virtues: A handbook and classification. New York: Oxford University Press.

Seligman, M.E.P, & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, Special Issue 55.

Sheldon, K.M. & King, L. (2001). Why Positive psychology is necessary. American Psychologist, 56 (3), 216-217. (and related articles in this same issue)

Snyder, C. R., & Lopez, S. J. (Eds.) (2002). The handbook of positive psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Snyder, C.R., & McCullough, M.E. (2000). Classical sources of human strength: Revisiting and old home and building a new one. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 19, 1-10. (and related articles)

Super, D. E. (1955). Transition: From vocational guidance to counseling psychology. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2, 3-9.

Walsh, W. B. (Ed.) (2003). Counseling psychology and optimal functioning. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Publishers.