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Psychology of Well-Being

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  1. Content type: Research

    While music-making interventions are increasingly recognised as enhancing mental health, little is known of why music may engender such benefit. The objective of this article is to elucidate the features of a ...

    Authors: Rosie Perkins, Sara Ascenso, Louise Atkins, Daisy Fancourt and Aaron Williamon

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:11

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  2. Content type: Research

    With the increasing quality of smartphone cameras, taking photos has become ubiquitous. This paper investigates how smartphone photography can be leveraged to help individuals increase their positive affect.

    Authors: Yu Chen, Gloria Mark and Sanna Ali

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:8

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  3. Content type: Research

    Pride is one of the most meaningful experiences in daily life. Many psychological studies emphasize self-oriented and event-based achievements as the main sources of pride, whereas work from organizational man...

    Authors: Yichen Lu and Virpi Roto

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:6

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  4. Content type: Research

    Previous research has shown that gratitude positively influences psychological wellbeing and physical health. Grateful people are reported to feel more optimistic and happy, to better mitigate aversive experie...

    Authors: Asma Ghandeharioun, Asaph Azaria, Sara Taylor and Rosalind W. Picard

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:9

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research

    We used a computational method to quantitatively investigate the relationship between personality and written narratives of life events. Agentic (i.e., self-directedness), communal (i.e., cooperativeness), and...

    Authors: Danilo Garcia, Henrik Anckarsäter, Oscar N. E. Kjell, Trevor Archer, Patricia Rosenberg, C. Robert Cloninger and Sverker Sikström

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:8

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Content type: Research

    The Dualistic Model of Passion posits the existence of two types of passion, namely harmonious and obsessive passion. These two types of passion have been assessed through the Passion Scale. This scale has bee...

    Authors: Yaxi Zhao, Ariane St-Louis and Robert J Vallerand

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:3

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  12. Content type: Review

    Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to optimal flourishing in people, groups and organisations. This paper outlines the PROSPER framework, an organising tool for th...

    Authors: Toni Noble and Helen McGrath

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:2

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  13. 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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  14. Content type: Research

    Students with a strong sense of competence in musical skills and control over their physical and psychological well-being enhance their capacity to exceed their average level of performance and achieve an opti...

    Authors: Margaret S Osborne, Don J Greene and Don T Immel

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:18

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  15. Content type: Research

    In this article we consider how the question of what music can or cannot do is linked to the kind of light cast upon musical engagement and its outcomes.

    Authors: Tia DeNora and Gary Ansdell

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:23

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