Psychology of Well-Being

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  1. Research

    Making music for mental health: how group drumming mediates recovery

    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 ...

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

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:11

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  2. Research

    Form Matters: Design Creativity in Positive Psychological Interventions

    The current article explores the effect of design on the efficacy of behavioural intervention technologies (BITs). With a user-centred design process, colourful key ring coins were created as a means of introd...

    Pieter M. A. Desmet and Maria C. Sääksjärvi

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:7

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  3. Research

    Promoting Positive Affect through Smartphone Photography

    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.

    Yu Chen, Gloria Mark and Sanna Ali

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:8

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  4. Research

    Design for Pride in the Workplace

    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...

    Yichen Lu and Virpi Roto

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:6

    Published on: 4 July 2016

  5. Research

    Technology and Reflection: Mood and Memory Mechanisms for Well-Being

    We report a psychologically motivated intervention to explore Technology Mediated Reflection (TMR), the process of systematically reviewing rich digital records of past personal experiences. Although TMR benef...

    Artie Konrad, Simon Tucker, John Crane and Steve Whittaker

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:5

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  6. Research

    Communication Styles of Interactive Tools for Self-Improvement

    Interactive products for self-improvement (e.g., online trainings to reduce stress, fitness gadgets) have become increasingly popular among consumers and healthcare providers. In line with the idea of positive...

    Jasmin Niess and Sarah Diefenbach

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:3

    Published on: 6 June 2016

  7. Debate

    Why won’t it Stick? Positive Psychology and Positive Education

    Following the launch of the positive psychology movement teachers and educators emerged as early adopters of this fledgling science. This approach was called positive education. It describes scientifically val...

    Mathew A. White

    Psychology of Well-Being 2016 6:2

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  8. Research

    Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are related to the semantic representation of written narratives of positive and negative life events

    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...

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

    Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:8

    Published on: 8 September 2015

  9. Research

    Workplace Well-Being: The Role of Job Crafting and Autonomy Support

    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...

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

    Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:7

    Published on: 25 August 2015

  10. Research

    On the Validation of the Passion Scale in Chinese

    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...

    Yaxi Zhao, Ariane St-Louis and Robert J Vallerand

    Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:3

    Published on: 24 July 2015

  11. Review

    PROSPER: A New Framework for Positive Education

    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...

    Toni Noble and Helen McGrath

    Psychology of Well-Being 2015 5:2

    Published on: 21 July 2015

  12. Research

    What can’t music do?

    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.

    Tia DeNora and Gary Ansdell

    Psychology of Well-Being 2014 4:23

    Published on: 18 December 2014

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