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Positive psychology and well-being - creating sustained impact

Positive psychology, or the science of flourishing and optimal functioning provides a new approach to creating positive change. This thematic series is concerned with showcasing leading research and practice which contributes to our understanding on how to create sustained improvements in well-being across a wide range of life domains.

  1. Content type: Research

    Well-being program evaluations mostly focus on identifying effective outcomes rather than measuring the actual extent to which program participants may apply learned skills in subsequent everyday lives. This s...

    Authors: TanChyuan Chin, Nikki S. Rickard and Dianne A. Vella-Brodrick

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:1

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    This practice paper explores the intersection of school studio-music pedagogy and positive psychology in order to enhance students’ learning and engagement. The paper has a practitioner focus and puts forward ...

    Authors: Tim Patston and Lea Waters

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:10

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  3. Content type: Research

    School climate has often been described as the “quality and character of school life”, including both social and physical aspects of the school, that can positively promote behaviour, school achievement, and t...

    Authors: Leanne Lester and Donna Cross

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:9

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  4. Content type: Research

    Studies have found that job crafting and employee well-being are correlated. Less is known, however, about the contextual variables that support or thwart job crafting within an organization. The present study...

    Authors: Gavin R. Slemp, Margaret L. Kern and Dianne A. Vella-Brodrick

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:7

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  5. Content type: Research

    Developing employee wellbeing has recently been recognized as an important way to improve organizational performance. Sloan’s (1987) dual-intervention approach suggests that employee wellbeing can be developed...

    Authors: Paige Williams, Margaret L Kern and Lea Waters

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:5

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  6. Content type: Research

    Growing evidence is linking gratitude with well-being, yet insufficient scholarly attention has been given to how it is defined, understood and measured. To address this issue, gratitude and gratefulness can b...

    Authors: Reuben D Rusk, Dianne A Vella-Brodrick and Lea Waters

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:1

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