A growing collection of free resources to learn about Positive Psychology
This list is continually being added to, so be sure to check back occasionally.
Concepts and Exercises
Martin Seligman’s 3 P’s – our resilience is determined by 3 factors in how we see the world: Personalization, Permanence, Pervasiveness (with accompanying exercise).
The Value Of Positive Emotions by Barbara Fredrickson – accessible article about Fredrickson’s ‘Broaden and Build’ concept (PDF download)
Tools and Interventions
The ‘How of Happiness’ blog from social psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky
Strengths Challenge + some free resources from Michelle McQuaid
Greater Good: The Science Of A Meaningful Life – research-based tips and articles around happiness, wellbeing and psychology from the University of Berkeley
The replication crisis in psychology – a cautionary tale. This resource may look a bit un-positive at first sight. It’s the gift of skepticism! We are only at the beginning of understanding how the mind works.
The ‘Making Positive Psychology Work’ podcast – with Michelle McQuaid. Interviews with thought leaders in positive change methods.
8 Factors Of Happiness – sketchnote by Tanmay Vora ~ QAspire.com ~ @tnvora
Free ebooks on Appreciative Inquiry and Positive Psychology from Michelle McQuaid
Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) – TEDx talk by Alison Ledgerwood
The Yale Happiness Class in under an hour – Professor Laurie Santos delivers the highlights.
There’s More To Life Than Being Happy – TED talk by Emily Esfahani Smith