Academic Articles & Research Papers

General Academic Wellbeing Resources

Baumeister, R. F., Bratslavsky, E., Finkenauer, C., & Vohs, K. D. (2001). Bad is stronger than good. Review of general psychology, 5(4), 323.

Bloom, D.E., Cafiero, E.T., Jané-Llopis, E., Abrahams-Gessel, S., Bloom, L.R., Fathima, S., Feigl, A.B., Gaziano, T., Mowafi, M., Pandya, A., Prettner, K., Rosenberg, L., Seligman, B., Stein, A.Z., & Weinstein, C. (2011). The Global Economic Burden of Noncommunicable Diseases. Geneva: World Economic Forum. 

Deci, E.L., & Ryan, R.M. (1985). Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior. New York: Plenum.

Ryan, R. & Deci, E. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55(1), 68-78.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1991). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience (Vol. 41). New York, NY: HarperPerennial.

Diener, E. (1984). Subjective wellbeing. Psychological Bulletin, 95(3). 542-575.

Diener, E.& Biswas-Diener, R. (2008) Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth. Oxford, UK: Wiley- Blackwell.  

Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. The International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(3), 222-235. doi:10.5502/ijw.v2i3.4

Dweck, Carol S. (2008). Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. New York: Ballantine Books.

Fredrickson, B. (2001). The role of positive emotions in Positive Psychology. The broaden and build theory of positive emotions. American Psychologist, 56(3), 218-226. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.56.3.21

Fredrickson, B. (2008). Promoting positive affect. In M. Eid & R. Larsen, The Science of Subjective Well-being (pp. 449-468). New York: Guilford Press.

Gable, S. L. & Haidt, J. (2005). What (and why) is positive psychology? Review of General Psychology, 9(2), 103-110.

Keyes, C. L. M., & Haidt, J. (Eds.). (2003). Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well lived. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Marcs, N. in Dodge, R., Daly, A., Huyton, J., & Sanders, L. (2012). The challenge of defining wellbeing. The International Journal of Wellbeing, 2(3), 222-235. doi:10.5502/ijw.v2i3.4

Neff, K. D. (2012). The science of self-compassion. In C. Germer & R. Siegel (Eds.), Compassion and Wisdom in Psychotherapy (pp. 79-92). New York: Guilford Press.

Oades, L. (2015, August). Wellbeing literacy: linking tangible learning to broader systems changes. Presentation at the Practicing Positive Education Conference. Sydney, Australia.

OECD. (2011). Health at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators. OECD Publishing. Retrieved from 

Reeve, J. (2002). Self-Determination Theory Applied to Educational Settings. In E. L. Deci & M. Ryan (Eds.), Handbook of Self-Determination. Rochester, NY: The University of Rochester Press.

Robinson, P. L., Oades, L. G., & Caputi, P. (2015). Conceptualising and measuring mental fitness: A Delphi study. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5, 53-73.

Ryff, C. (1989). Happiness is everything, or is it? Explorations on the meaning of psychological wellbeing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 57(6), 1069-1081.

Seligman, M. (2002). Authentic Happiness. New York, NY: Free Press.

Seligman, M. (2011). Flourish: A new understanding of happiness and wellbeing and how to achieve them. London, UK: Nicholas Brealey Publishing.

Sheldon, K.M., & Elliot, A.J. (1999). Goal striving, need satisfaction, and longitudinal wellbeing: The self-concordance model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76(3), 482-497. doi: 0022-3514/99/$3.00

Sheldon, K. M., & King, L. (2001). Why positive psychology is necessary. American Psychologist, 56, 216-217.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). Is it possible to become happier? (And if so, how?). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 129-145.

Sin, N. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). Enhancing wellbeing and alleviating depressive symptoms with Positive Psychology interventions: A practice-friendly meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65 (5), 467–487.

Wong, P. (2010, November 9). The PURE Strategy for Organizational Excellence. Retrieved from

Wong, P. (2011, July 5). The Positive Psychology of Meaning in Life and Well-Being. Retrieved from

World Health Organisation. (2014, May 14). WHO calls for stronger focus on adolescent health. Retrieved from:


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