Positive Psychology Research

What separates Positive Psychology from conventional self-help advice, “life hacks”, and management lore, is the fact that it is grounded in science. Some of the world´s foremost researchers in the field of psychology, such as Martin Seligman, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Christopher Peterson, Ed Diener, Edward Deci, Richard Ryan, Roy Baumeister, Barbara Fredrickson, Jonathan Haidt, Adam Grant, Angela Duckworth, Richard Layard, as well as Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton have contributed to the field.

In the submenu, you´ll find a) a list of groundbreaking or otherwise important research papers that have helped to define the field; and b) a list that links to research papers that have introduced constructs and questionnaires that are often used in Positive Psychology research.