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More than 20 conferences beginning in 2007 are listed on our conferences page, along with links to the summaries we’ve posted whenever we had someone there to report.

Organizers of positive-psychology-related conferences, we are happy to list your conference here along with a link to your registration information. Contact the editor.

Recommendations for a Positive Psychology Bookshelf

This is the definitive MUST READ: Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman   Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar
This is where a lot of the original research came from: Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman   The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz

This is like the non-textbook textbook: A Primer in Positive Psychology by Chris Peterson   Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain by Sharon Begley
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi   The Resilience Factor by Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatte
The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt   Aging Well by George Vaillant

Books Reviewed on this site

The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Review by Kathryn Britton.
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge Review by Denise Clegg.
Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener & Robert Biswas-Diener. Review by Doug Turner.
Spiritual Evolution: A Scientific Defense of Faith. Review by Senia Maymin
Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande. Review by Kathryn Britton.
New Passages by Gail Sheehy. Aren Cohen article.
Educating People to Be Emotionally Intelligent by Reuven Bar-On, J.G. Maree, and Maurice Jesse Elias, eds. Dave Shearon book note
Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients by Robert Biswas-Diener and Ben Dean. Review by Emma Judge.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. Nick Hall discussion


Highly recommended and more academic books:
* Handbook of Positive Psychology edited by C.R. Snyder and Shane J. Lopez
* The Appreciative Inquiry Summit by James Ludema et al.

Where have our authors given talks?

Where have our authors been published?

International Coaching Psychology Review – special issue: Positive Psychology (March, 2007)

  • Sulynn and Kathryn Britton
  • Jordan Silberman
  • Dana Arakawa and Margaret Greenberg

Britton, K. (2008). Increasing job satisfaction: Coaching with evidence-based interventions. Coaching: An International Journal of Research, Theory, and Practice, 1(2), 176-185.

Where have our Positive Psychology News Daily articles been reprinted?

On this links page, we will also be featuring our authors’ favorite links! Coming soon … including Author Websites, Positive Psychology sources of information, and Banners to link back to PPND.

Positive Psychology-related websites that our authors recommend:

http://www.goodworkproject.org/ (recommended by Miriam Ufberg)

Good News Network (recommended by Senia)
http://www.happinessclub.com/ (recommended by Senia)
Novgorod Psychological Portal (recommended by Senia)

Gratitude Club (recommended by Caroline)
No Regrets Zone (recommended by Caroline)

HAPPIER.com (recommended by Senia)

All Author Websites:

More Information:

Tal Ben-Shahar speaks about his most popular class at Harvard undergrad on the Diana Rehm show (6-21-07): link.