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

19 Best Positive Psychology Interventions + How to Apply Them

Positive Psychology resources curated by LoLo Cherif (in English+French)

Lots of free Positive Psychology-based questionnaires from Martin Seligman

Massive database of Positive Psychology articles, questionnaires, toolkits

Questions to reflect on gratitude from UCLA’s Mindfulness Lab

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

5 Positive Psychology PDFs by top researchers


New evidence that optimists live longer

At Least Two Hours A Week In Nature Is Good For You

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.

The Positive Psychology Podcast with Kristen Truempy


8 Factors Of Happiness – sketchnote by Tanmay Vora ~ QAspire.com ~ @tnvora

Growth vs Fixed mindsets infographic – Carol Dweck’s work on ‘growth’ vs ‘fixed’ mindsets, illustrated by Nigel Holmes


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