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Articles chop up your topic into little, narrow questions. If you find 5 articles, each presenting a narrow study, it's often hard to see how they fit together and what question they are all trying to answer. But encyclopedias and handbooks
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Annual Reviews in Clincial Psychology
Authentic Happiness is Martin Seligmann's website for Positive Psychology. Sign up to review and take tests as part of his research on users' satisfaction with life and ways of enhancing their life. Includes tons of information and research on positive psychology.
Elsevier Dictionary of Psychological Theories by
Describes psychological theories in all fields of psychology -- statistical, family therapy, personality, etc. The preface states that the book contains both good and "not so good" theories, expecting the descriptions to aid the reader in deciding which type of theory is encountered. Includes references to the original proposals and to later analyses and reviews.
Encyclopedia of Counseling by
Publication Date: 2008
Articles on positive psychology, self-efficacy, hope and leaders in positive psychology (Seligman, Deci and Csikszentmihalyi). Each article includes a list of 10-15 references fro further study
BBC's Program on Happiness
Analytical Overviews of Positive Psychology -- Pros and Cons
Annual Reviews: Positive psychology in clinical practice
Duckworth, A. L., Steen, T. A., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2005). Positive psychology in clinical practice. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 1, 629-651. doi:10.1146/annurev.clinpsy.1.102803.144154
Dreaming the American dream: Individualism and Positive Psychology
Becker, D. and Marecek, J. (2008), Dreaming the American Dream: Individualism and Positive Psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2: 1767–1780. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00139.x
Positive Psychology in Cancer Care
Coyne, J. C., & Tennen, H. (2010). Positive Psychology in Cancer Care: Bad Science, Exaggerated Claims, and Unproven Medicine. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39(1), 16-26. doi:10.1007/s12160-009-9154-z
Review Articles on Positive Psychology