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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

    It is known that persons with dementia (PWD) suffer a variety of difficulties, with increased agitation as well as lowered mood, focus and lucidity being amongst their greatest challenges. Caregivers are also ...

    Authors: Jane W Davidson and Renita A Almeida

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:24

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  15. Content type: Research

    Musical behavior has been shown to reflect broader individual differences. However, despite the prevalence of music in the lives of young people little is known about the mechanisms through which adolescents’ ...

    Authors: Suvi Saarikallio, Jonna Vuoskoski and Geoff Luck

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:21

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  16. Content type: Review

    There is an expanding field of research into how making or listening to music can improve wellbeing. As a spontaneous, social, creative nonverbal process unfolding in real time, musical improvisation between i...

    Authors: Raymond AR MacDonald and Graeme B Wilson

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:20

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Content type: Research

    Physician well-being has rapidly become an important area of interest given that reduced well-being can have a negative effect on patient outcomes. The majority of studies in this area have focused on impairme...

    Authors: Christopher R Simon and Natalie Durand-Bush

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:19

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  20. Content type: Short report

    Results of a recently published paper from members of the Wellbeing and Poverty Pathways Project team indicated that a seven-domain, intercorrelated-factor model of economic confidence, agency/participation, s...

    Authors: Stanley O Gaines

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:16

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  21. Content type: Research

    Oral narrative strategies have rarely been applied in the positive psychology domain. Traditional folk and fairy tales are concerned with several concepts that are now scientifically investigated by research o...

    Authors: Chiara Ruini, Licia Masoni, Fedra Ottolini and Silvia Ferrari

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:13

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  22. Content type: Research

    Positive psychology interventions have been shown to increase happiness and well-being, and researchers are beginning to speculate on the mechanisms through which these interventions may be effective. People a...

    Authors: Peter Alex Linley, Helen Dovey, Eveline de Bruin, Catherine Transler, Joy Wilkinson, John Maltby and Robert Hurling

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:6

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  23. Content type: Short report

    An epidemiological study in the USA recently reported that variations in the serotonin transporter gene-linked polymorphic region (5HTTLPR) can influence subjective well-being or happiness; specifically, indiv...

    Authors: Masahiro Matsunaga, Tokiko Isowa, Kaori Yamakawa and Hideki Ohira

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:5

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  24. Content type: Research

    Physical activity has been linked to well-being among women. One psychological perspective that can offer insights regarding this relationship is the Dualistic Model of Passion. The model posits that individua...

    Authors: Eva Guérin, Michelle S Fortier and Tamara Williams

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:4

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  25. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to explore the structural and external validity of the recently developed Questionnaire for Eudaimonic Well-Being (QEWB), scrutinising the parcelling approach used by Waterman and col...

    Authors: Lusilda Schutte, Marié P Wissing and Itumeleng P Khumalo

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:3

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  26. Content type: Research

    It has been argued that the quality of daily interactions within organisations effects the wellbeing of both individuals and the broader organisation. Coaching for leadership development is one intervention of...

    Authors: Sean O’Connor and Michael Cavanagh

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:2

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  27. Content type: Research

    Positive associations have been found between quality of life, emotion regulation strategies, and heart rate variability (HRV) in people without intellectual disabilities. However, emotion regulation and HRV h...

    Authors: Adrian Meule, Katharina Fath, Ruben GL Real, Stefan Sütterlin, Claus Vögele and Andrea Kübler

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2013 3:1

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  28. Content type: Research

    As the proportion of elderly people within a population increases there is an accompanying increase in the role of informal caregivers. Many studies on caregivers report negative health outcomes but very few h...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C Sleigh

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:4

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  29. Content type: Research

    The objectives of the study were to explore a self-report measure for psychological well-being and to investigate the relationship between psychological well-being and psychological distress.

    Authors: Helen R Winefield, Tiffany K Gill, Anne W Taylor and Rhiannon M Pilkington

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:3

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  30. Content type: Research

    This study describes the development and validation of an individual-level well-being assessment and scoring method (IWBS) adapted from the population-based Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index across six domain...

    Authors: Kerry E Evers, James O Prochaska, Patricia H Castle, Janet L Johnson, Janice M Prochaska, Patricia L Harrison, Elizabeth Y Rula, Carter Coberley and James E Pope

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:2

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  31. Content type: Research

    Using the Dualistic Model of Passion (DMP), the purpose of the present paper is to show the role of passion for activities in sustainable psychological well-being. Passion is defined as a strong inclination to...

    Authors: Robert J Vallerand

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012 2:1

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  32. Content type: Review

    How is happiness generated via brain function in lucky individuals who have the good fortune to be happy? Conceptually, well-being or happiness has long been viewed as requiring at least two crucial ingredient...

    Authors: Kent C Berridge and Morten L Kringelbach

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2011 1:3

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  33. Content type: Editorial

    Authors: Dianne Vella-Brodrick and Nikki Rickard

    Citation: Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2011 1:1

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