Books, Handbooks, and Textbooks

 

Some Positive Psychology Handbooks and Textbooks:

 

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, by Christopher Peterson & Martin E.P. Seligman

A Primer in Positive Psychology, by Christopher Peterson (Textbook)

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Editor: Shane Lopez

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, Editors: Shane Lopez and Rick Snyder

Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology, Editors: Ed Diener and Michael Eid

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology (Series in Positive Psychology), by Anthony Ong & Manfred Van Dulmen

Positive Neuroscience, Editors: Joshua Greene, India Morrison, Martin E.P. Seligman

 

Some Positive Psychology Books:

 

Argyle, Michael

The Psychology of Happiness

Aspinwall, Lisa

A Psychology of Human Strengths

Baumeister, Roy

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Ben-Shahar, Tal

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment

The Pursuit of Perfect: How to Stop Chasing Perfection and Start Living a Richer, Happier Life

Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to Happiness

Biswas-Diener, Robert

Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

The Upside of your Dark Side

Bolt, Martin

Pursuing Human Strengths: A Positive Psychology Guide

Bryant, Fred

Savoring: A New Model of Positive Experience

Buckingham, Marcus

First, Break All the Rules

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Go Put Your Strengths to Work

Cameron, Kim

Positive Organizational Scholarship

Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance

Carr, Alan

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths

Cloninger, C. Robert

Feeling Good: The Science of Well Being

Compton, William

Introduction to Positive Psychology

Cooperrider, David

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience

Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning

Creativity: The Psychology of Discovery and Invention

Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life

Diener, Ed

The Science of Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener (Social Indicators Research Series)

Well-Being: The Foundations of Hedonic Psychology

Culture and Subjective Well-Being

Well-being for Public Policy

Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

Handbook of Multimethod Measurement in Psychology

Duckworth, Angela

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Dutton, Jane

Energize Your Workplace: How to Create and Sustain High-Quality Connections at Work

How to Be a Positive Leader

Dweck, Carol

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Emmons, Robert

Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier

Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity

Easterbrook, Gregg

The Progress Paradox: How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse

Fredrickson, Barbara

Positivity: Groundbreaking Research Reveals How to Embrace the Hidden Strength of Positive Emotions, Overcome Negativity, and Thrive

Love 2.0: Creating Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection

Frisch, Michael

Quality of Life Therapy: Applying a Life Satisfaction Approach to Positive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy

Gilbert, Daniel

Stumbling on Happiness

Gillham, Jane

The Optimistic Child

The Science of Optimism and Hope

Haidt, Jonathan

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived

Haybron, Daniel

Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being

Huppert, Felicia

The Science of Well-Being

Wellbeing: A Complete Reference Guide, Interventions and Policies to Enhance Wellbeing

Joseph, Stephen

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Therapy

Kahneman, Daniel

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kashdan, Todd

Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Keltner, Dacher

Born to Be Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life

Understanding Emotions

Keyes, Corey L.M.

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived

King, Laura

Experience Psychology

Layard, Richard

Happiness: Lessons from a New Science

Linley, P. Alex

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Therapy

Loehr, Jim

The Power of Full Engagement

Lomas, Tim

Applied Positive Psychology: Integrated Positive Practice

Lopez, Shane

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

The Psychology of Courage: Modern Research on an Ancient Virtue

Positive Psychological Assessment: A Handbook of Models and Measures

The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others

Positive Psychology: Exploring the Best in People

Lykken, David

Happiness: What Studies on Twins Show Us about Nature, Nurture, and the Happiness Set Point

Lyubomirsky, Sonja

The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want

The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, but Does

Positively Happy: Routes to Sustainable Happiness

McCullough, Michael

Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct

To Forgive is Human: How to Put Your Past in the Past

McMahon, Darrin

Happiness: A History

Murray, Charles

Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950

Myers, David

Pursuit of Happiness

Ong, Anthony

Oxford Handbook of Methods in Positive Psychology

Pawelski, James

The Eudaimonic Turn: Well-Being in Literary Studies

On Human Flourishing: A Poetry Anthology

Peterson, Christopher

A Primer in Positive Psychology

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Pursuing the Good Life: 100 Reflections on Positive Psychology

Railton, Peter

Facts, Values, and Norms: Essays toward a Morality of Consequence

Rath, Tom

StrengthsFinder 2.0

Strengths Based Leadership

Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life

Reivich, Karen

The Resilience Factor: Seven Essential Skills for Overcoming Life's Inevitable Obstacles

The Optimistic Child

Schwartz, Barry

The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less

Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality, and Modern Life

Seligman, Martin E.P.

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-Being

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

The Optimistic Child

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment

Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification

Homo Prospectus

Shatté, Andrew

The Resilience Factor: Seven Essential Skills for Overcoming Life's Inevitable Obstacles

Sheldon, Kennon

Optimal Human Being: An Integrated Multi-Level Perspective

Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Snyder, C.R.

The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology

Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths

Steinberg, Laurence

The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting

Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence

Lifespan Development: Infancy Through Adulthood

Vaillant, George

Aging Well: Surprising Guideposts to a Happier Life from the Landmark Harvard Study of Adult Development

Adaptation to Life

Wright, Robert

Non Zero: The Logic of Human Destiny