New Zealand 

Association of 

Positive Psychology

Useful Links

Executive Picks

Entry Level Books

  • The how of happiness: a new approach to getting the Life you want (Sonja Lyubomirsky)
  • Authentic Happiness (Martin Seligman)
  • The Happiness Advantage (Shawn Achor)
  • Happier: Learn the secrets to daily joy and lasting fulfillment (Tal Ben-Shahar)
  • Positive Psychology Theory, Research and Applications (Boniwell & Tunariu, 2nd edition)
  • Flourishing: Positive psychology and the life well-lived (Keyes & Haidt)
  • Positive Psychology In a Nutshell (Boniwell)
  • The Science of Happiness Learned Optimism (Martin Seligman)
  • A Primer in Positive Psychology (Chris Peterson)

Nuanced books

  • Positive Psychology Coaching in Practice (Edited by Suzy Green & Stephen Palmer)
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (Angela Duckworth)
  • The wild edge of sorrow (Frances Weller)
  • The Resilience Factor, (Karen Reivich)
  • The Upside of your Downside (Todd Kashdan)
  • Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths (Snyder & Lopez) 
  • The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 3rd Ed.
  • Social (Matthew Lieberman) 
  • Your Brain at Work (David Rock) 
  • Willpower (Roy Baumeister)
  • Thinking Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)

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