Open Access Well-being Research: The International Journal of Well-Being
The International Journal of Wellbeing was launched on 31st January 2011 in order to promote interdisciplinary research on wellbeing. The editorial team are dedicated to open access for academic research, and to making the journal’s content permanently free for all readers and authors.
This is a fabulous free resource for anyone who takes their well-being research seriously. Issue 1 includes articles on trust, measuring well-being for public policy and savouring. Issue 2 focusses on ‘Felicitators’, i.e. the people, places, ideas and institutions that have made and can make the world a happier place.
10 Positive Psychology Research Papers
New positive psychology research is being published in journals all the time, however, only the International Journal of Well-Being (above) is open access, so unless you work in academia or can afford to pay an annual subscription you cannot read them. For copyright reasons we usually cannot publish them on this website.
But you can now download ten Dec 2009 papers from some of the best-known Positive Psychology researchers including Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ed Diener, Antonella Della Fave and the UK’s Stephen Joseph. See the Table of Contents below. Thanks to Ingrid Brdar for the link.
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|Ingrid Brdar, Editorial
|Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, The Promise of Positive Psychology
|Ed Diener & William Tow, Well-Being on Planet Earth
|Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness Tool for Dealing with the ‘Data-Deluge’
|Randy Larsen, The Contributions of Positive and Negative Affect to Emotional Well-Being
|Kennon M. Sheldon, Providing the Scientific Backbone for Positive Psychology: A Multi-Level Conception of Human Thriving
|Antonella Delle Fave, Optimal Experience and Meaning: Which Relationship?
|Todd B. Kashdan &, Patrick E. McKnight, Origins of Purpose in Life: Refining our Understanding of a Life Well Lived
|Ingrid Brdar, Majda Rijavec & Dubravka Miljkovic, Life Goals and Well-Being: Are Extrinsic Aspirations Always Detrimental to Well-Being?
|Stephen Joseph, Growth Following Adversity: Positive Psychological Perspectives on Post-traumatic Stress
|Márta Fülöp, Happy and Unhappy Competitors: What Makes the Difference?
In addition some positive psychology researchers and writers publish some of their articles on their websites, so we have collected a list of their links below - you can also use them to find out more about their areas of expertise.
Where we have managed to find web links to journal articles which are not breaching copyright, we have included them too.
Ilona Boniwell – Time perspectives
Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi – flow
Carol Dweck – mindsets
Barbara Fredrickson – the broaden and build theory of positive emotion
Jonathan (Jon) Haidt – moral elevation, admiration and awe
Stephen Joseph: post-traumatic growth
Sonja Lyubomirsky: happiness, positive emotion, well-being
Martin Seligman: Authentic happiness – University of Pennsylvania
Philip Zimbardo: Time perspectives