Members may wish to read more on Positive Psychology, wellbeing science and Positive Education.  We suggest the following publications (listed in author alphabetical order):

Achor, Shawn

Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work

Adam Smith, Jeremy, Newman, Kira M., Marsh, Jason and Keltner, Dacher  (Eds)

The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

Adams, Marilee

Teaching That Changes Lives: 12 Mindset Tools for Igniting the Love of Learning

Allen, Kelly-Ann and Kern, Margaret

Boosting School Belonging

School Belonging in Adolescents: Theory, Research and Practice

Argyle, Michael

The Psychology of Happiness

Ashley, Charles

Outraged: why everyone is shouting and no one is talking

Aspinwall, Lisa

A Psychology of Human Strengths

Baumeister, Roy

Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength

Bear, George R

Improving School Climate

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

Boniwell, Ilona

Positive Psychology in a Nutshell

100 Ways to Happiness: Expert Advice to Feed Your Mind, Body and Soul

Brackett, Marc

Permission to Feel; Unlock the power of emotions to help yourself and your children thriveB

Brown, Brene

Braving the Wilderness

Dare to Lead: Brave Work.  Tough Conversations.  Whole Hearts.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brandon, Catherine

Thinking skills for Peak Performance

Browning, Paul

Principled: 10 leadership practices for building trust

Brun, Pernille Hippe

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change (with David Cooperrider)

Brunzell, Tom and Norrish, Jacolyn

Creating Trauma-Informed, Strengths-based Classrooms: Teacher Strategies: for Nurturing Students’ Healing, Growth, and Learning

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

Cleary, Timothy J.

The Self Regulated Learning Guide

Cloninger, C. Robert

Feeling Good: The Science of Well Being

Compton, William & Hoffman, Edward

Positive Psychology, The Science of Happiness and Flourishing (3rd Ed)

Positive Psychology: A Workbook for Personal Growth and Well-Being

Cooney Horvath, Jared and Bott, David

10 Things Schools Get Wrong

Cooperrider, David

Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change

The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of 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

Darewych, Olena

Positive Psychology Arts Activities: Creative Tools for Therapeutic Practice and Supervision 

David, Susan

Oxford Handbook of Happiness (with Ilona Boniwell and Amanda Conley-Ayers)

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 the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier

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

Words of Gratitude for Mind, Body, and Soul

Easterbrook, Gregg

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

Feldman Barret, Lisa

Seven (and a Half) Lessons About the Brain

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

Froh, Jeffrey

Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character

Activities for Teaching Positive Psychology: A Guide for Instructors

Fuller, Andrew

The A-Z of Feelings

Furlong, Michael

Handbook of Positive Psychology in Schools (Educational Psychology Handbook)

Gilbert, Daniel

Stumbling on Happiness

Gillespie, David

Teen Brain

Gillham, Jane

The Optimistic Child

The Science of Optimism and Hope

Grant, Adam

Think Again

Green, Suzy

Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice

The Positivity Prescription

Greene, Joshua

Positive Neuroscience (with India Morrison and Martin Seligman)

Grenville-Cleave, B et al (eds)

Creating the World We Want to Live In – How Positive Psychology Can Build a Brighter Future

Haidt, Jonathan

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived

Hanson, Rick

Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

Haybron, Daniel

Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being

Hefferon, Kate

Positive Psychology, Theory, Research and Applications (with Ilona Boniwell)

Howells, Kerry

Gratitude in Education: A Radical View

Huffington, Arianna

The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time

Huppert, Felicia

The Science of Well-Being

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

Jacka, Felice

Brain Changer: Good Mental Health Diet

Jefferson, Miranda & Anderson, Michael

Transforming Schools: Creativity, Critical Reflection, Communication & Collaboration

Joseph, Stephen

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Therapy

Kahneman, Daniel

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Kaplan, Janice

The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side Can Transform Your Life

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

Kern, Margaret

Boosting School Belonging

School Belonging in Adolescents: Theory, Research and Practice

Kern, Margaret, Wehmeyer, Michael L (Eds.)

The Palgrave Handbook of Positive Education – open acesss

Keyes, Corey L.M.

Flourishing: Positive Psychology and the Life Well-Lived

King, Laura

Experience Psychology

King, Vanessa

10 Keys to Happier Living

Knowles, Suzanne

Positive Psychology Coaching: Introducing the AIPC (c) Coach Approach to Finding Solutions and Achieving Goals

Kralik, John

A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life

Layard, Richard

Happiness: Lessons from a New Science

Linley, P. Alex

Positive Psychology in Practice

Positive Therapy

The Strengths Book: Be Confident, Be Successful, and Enjoy Better Relationships by Realising the Best of You

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

Mansfield, Caroline (Ed)

Cultivating Teacher Resilience

Mayer, Emeran

The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

McCullough, Michael

Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct

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

McKay, Hugh

The Inner Self

McMahon, Darrin

Happiness: A History

Miller, Caroline Adams

Getting Grit: The Evidence-Based Approach to Cultivating Passion, Perseverance, and Purpose

Murray, Charles

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

Myers, David

Pursuit of Happiness

Newberry, M, Gallant, A and Riley, P (Eds)

Emotion and school: Understanding how the hidden curriculum influences relationships, leadership, teaching and learning

Niemiec, Ryan

Character Strengths Interventions: A Field Guide for Practitioners

The Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief

The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality

Norrish, J.M

Positive education: The Geelong Grammar School journey

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

Quinlan, Denise & Hone, Lucy

The Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing: A Practical Guide to Getting Started, Best-practice Process and Effective Implementation

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

Robinson, Paula

Practising Positive Education: A guide to improve wellbeing literacy in schools

Roffey, Sue

Circle Solutions for Student Wellbeing

Positive Relationships: Evidence Based Practice across the World

Changing Behaviour in Schools: Promoting Positive Relationships and Wellbeing

Ryan, Richard

Self-Determination Theory: Basic Psychological Needs in Motivation, Development, and Wellness

The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation (Oxford Library of Psychology)

Sacks, Oliver


Schleicher, Andreas

World Class: How to Build a 21st-Century School System

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

The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism

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

Steinebach, Chrisoph & Langer, Alvaro

Enhancing Resilience in Youth: Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Positive Environments

Stokoe, Rob

Global Perspectives in Positive Education

Stones, Samuel

Positive Mental Health for School Leaders

Tomasulo, Dan

Learned Hopefulness: The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression

Vaillant, George

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

Adaptation to Life

Waters, Lea

The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish

Wells, Greg

Rest, Refocus, Recharge

White, Mathew; McCallum, Faye

Wellbeing and Resilience Education: COVID-19 and Its Impact on Education

White, Mathew; Murray, Simon (eds)

Evidence-Based Approaches in Positive Education: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Wellbeing

White, Mathew; Slemp, Gavin & Murray, Simon (eds)

Future Directions in Wellbeing: Education, Organizations and Policy

Williams, Paige

Becoming Anti-Fragile: Learning To Thrive Through Disruption, Challenge and Change

Winters, Eric

Swipe Right On Your Best Self