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Positive Psychology and Happiness Research Bibliography

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Nolen-Hoeksema, S., Wisco, B. E., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Rethinking rumination. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 400-424.

Lyubomirsky, S., King, L. A., & Diener, E. (2005). The benefits of frequent positive affect: Does happiness lead to success? Psychological Bulletin, 131, 803-855. Reprinted in: F. Huppert & A. Linley (Eds.) (2010). Happiness and well-being: Critical concepts in psychology. New York: Routledge.

Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L., & Dickerhoof, R. (2006). The costs and benefits of writing, talking, and thinking about life’s triumphs and defeats. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 692- 708.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). The challenge of staying happier: Testing the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention (HAP) model. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Lyubomirsky, S., Boehm, J. K., Kasri, F., & Zehm, K. (2011). The cognitive and hedonic costs of dwelling on achievement-related negative experiences: Implications for enduring happiness and unhappiness. Emotion, 11, 1152-1167.

Parks, A., Della Porta, M., Pierce, R. S., Zilca, R. & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). Pursuing happiness in everyday life: The characteristics and behaviors of online happiness seekers. Emotion.

Chancellor, J., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Happiness and thrift: When (spending) less is hedonically (more). Journal of Consumer Psychology, 21, 131-138.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Boehm, J. K. (2010). Human motives, happiness, and the puzzle of parenthood: Commentary on Kenrick et al. (2010). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 327-334.

Lyubomirsky, S., Dickerhoof, R., Boehm, J. K., & Sheldon, K. M. (2011). Becoming happier takes both a will and a proper way: An experimental longitudinal intervention to boost well-being. Emotion, 11, 391-402.

Boehm, J. K., Lyubomirsky, S., & Sheldon, K. M. (2011). A longitudinal experimental study comparing the effectiveness of happiness-enhancing strategies in Anglo Americans and Asian Americans. Cognition & Emotion, 25, 1263-1272.

S. Lyubomirsky 4 Layous, K., Chancellor, J., Lyubomirsky, S., Wang, L., & Doraiswamy, P. M. (2011). Delivering happiness: Translating positive psychology intervention research for treating major and minor depressive disorders. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 17, 675-683.

Huffman, J. C., Mastromauro, C. A., Boehm, J., Seabrook, R., Fricchione, G. L., Denninger, J. W., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Development of a positive psychology intervention for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. Heart International, 6, 47-54.

Frattaroli, J., Thomas, M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Opening up in the classroom: Effects of expressive writing on graduate school entrance exam performance. Emotion, 11, 691-696.

Sin, N. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). Enhancing well-being and alleviating depressive symptoms with positive psychology interventions: A practice-friendly meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, 65, 467-487.

Reprinted in: F. Huppert & A. Linley (Eds.) (2010). Happiness and well-being: Critical concepts in psychology. New York: Routledge.

Liberman, V., Boehm, J. K., Lyubomirsky, S., & Ross, L. (2009). Happiness and memory: Affective significance of endowment and contrast. Emotion, 9, 666-680.

Sheldon, K. M., Abad, N., Ferguson, Y., Gunz, A., Houser-Marko, L., Nichols, C. P., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2010). Persistent pursuit of need-satisfying goals leads to increased happiness: A 6-month experimental longitudinal study. Motivation and Emotion, 34, 39-48.

Howell, R. T., Kern, M. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). Health benefits: Meta-analytically determining the impact of well-being on objective health outcomes. Health Psychology Review, 1, 83-136.

Boehm, J. K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Does happiness lead to career success? Journal of Career Assessment, 16, 101-116.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2007). Is it possible to become happier? (And, if so, how?). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1, 129-145.

Lyubomirsky, S., Kasri, F., Chang, O., & Chung, I. (2006). Ruminative response styles and delay of seeking diagnosis for breast cancer symptoms. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25, 276- 304.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2006a). How to increase and sustain positive emotion: The effects of expressing gratitude and visualizing best possible selves. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 73-82.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2006b). Achieving sustainable gains in happiness: Change your actions, not your circumstances. Journal of Happiness Studies, 7, 55-86.

Lyubomirsky, S., Tkach, C., & DiMatteo, M. R. (2006). What are the differences between happiness and self-esteem? Social Indicators Research, 78, 363-404.

Tucker, K. L., Ozer, D., & Lyubomirsky, S., & Boehm, J. K. (2006). Testing for measurement invariance in the Satisfaction With Life Scale: A comparison of Russians and North Americans. Social Indicators Research, 78, 341-360.

Tkach, C., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2006). How do people pursue happiness? Relating personality, happiness-increasing strategies, and well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 7, 183-225.

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Lyubomirsky, S., Sheldon, K. M., & Schkade, D. (2005). Pursuing happiness: The architecture of sustainable change. Review of General Psychology, 9, 111-131.
Reprinted in: D. C. Funder & D. J. Ozer (Eds.) (2009). Pieces of the personality puzzle (5th ed.) New York: W. W. Norton.
Reprinted in: F. Huppert & A. Linley (Eds.) (2010). Happiness and well-being: Critical concepts in psychology. New York: Routledge.

Shimai, S., Otake, K., Utsuki, N., Ikemi, A., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2004). Development of a Japanese version of the Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS), and examination of its validity and reliability. Japanese Journal of Public Health, 51, 845-853.

Lyubomirsky, S., Kasri, F., & Zehm, K. (2003). Dysphoric rumination impairs concentration on academic tasks. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 27, 309-330.

Ward, A. H., Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2003). Can’t quite commit: Rumination and uncertainty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 29, 96-107.

Abbe, A., Tkach, C., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2003). The art of living by dispositionally happy people. Journal of Happiness Studies, 4, 385-404.

Schwartz, B., Ward, A. H., Monterosso, J., Lyubomirsky, S., White, K., & Lehman, D. (2002). Maximizing versus satisficing: Happiness is a matter of choice. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 1178-1197.
Reprinted in: F. Huppert & A. Linley (Eds.) (2010). Happiness and well-being: Critical concepts in psychology. New York: Routledge.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2001). Why are some people happier than others?: The role of cognitive and motivational processes in well-being. American Psychologist, 56, 239-249.
Reprinted in: G. J. Boyle & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.) (2003). Individual differences. New York: Sage Publications.
Reprinted in: D. C. Funder & D. J. Ozer (Eds.) (2004). Pieces of the personality puzzle (3rd ed.) New York: W. W. Norton.

Lyubomirsky, S., Tucker, K. L., & Kasri, F. (2001). Responses to hedonically conflicting social comparisons: Comparing happy and unhappy people. European Journal of Social Psychology, 31, 511-535.

Lyubomirsky, S., Casper, R. C., & Sousa, L. (2001). What triggers abnormal eating in bulimic and non-bulimic women?: The role of dissociative experiences, negative affect, and psychopathology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 25, 223-232.

Casper, R. C., & Lyubomirsky, S. (1997). Individual psychopathology relative to reports of unwanted sexual experiences as predictor of a bulimic eating pattern. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 21, 229-236.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Lepper, H. S. (1999). A measure of subjective happiness: Preliminary reliability and construct validation. Social Indicators Research, 46, 137-155.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Ross, L. (1999). Changes in attractiveness of elected, rejected, and precluded alternatives: A comparison of happy and unhappy individuals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 988-1007.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Ross, L. (1997). Hedonic consequences of social comparison: A contrast of happy and unhappy people. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 73, 1141-1157.

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Lyubomirsky, S., & Tucker, K. L. (1998). Implications of individual differences in subjective happiness for perceiving, interpreting, and thinking about life events. Motivation and Emotion, 22, 155-186.

Lyubomirsky, S., Tucker, K. L., Caldwell, N. D., & Berg, K. (1999). Why ruminators are poor problem solvers: Clues from the phenomenology of dysphoric rumination. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1041-1060.

Lyubomirsky, S., Caldwell, N. D., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1998). Effects of ruminative and distracting responses to depressed mood on the retrieval of autobiographical memories. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 166-177.
Reprinted in: D. C. Funder & D. J. Ozer (Eds.) (2001). Pieces of the personality puzzle (2nd ed.) New York: W. W. Norton.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1995). Effects of self-focused rumination on negative thinking and interpersonal problem-solving. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 176- 190.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (1993). Self-perpetuating properties of dysphoric rumination. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 339-349.
Book Chapters

Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Hedonic adaptation to positive and negative experiences. In S. Folkman (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of stress, health, and coping (pp. 200-224). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sin, N. L., Della Porta, M. D., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Tailoring positive psychology interventions to treat depressed individuals. In S. I. Donaldson, M. Csikszentmihalyi, & J. Nakamura (Eds.), Applied positive psychology: Improving everyday life, health, schools, work, and society (pp. 79-96). New York: Routledge.

Kurtz, J. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). Using mindful photography to increase positive emotion and appreciation. In J. J. Froh & A. Parks-Sheiner (Eds.), Positive psychology in higher education: A practical workbook for the classroom. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Kurtz, J. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). Positive psychology. In M. R. Mehl & T. S. Conner (Eds.), Handbook of research methods for studying daily life (pp. 553-568). New York: The Guilford Press.

Jacobs Bao, K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). The rewards of happiness. In I. Boniwell & S. David (Eds.), Oxford handbook of happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Sheldon, K. M., Boehm, J. K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). Variety is the spice of happiness: The hedonic adaptation prevention (HAP) model. In I. Boniwell & S. David (Eds.), Oxford handbook of happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boehm, J. K., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). The promise of sustainable happiness. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Oxford handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed.; pp. 667-677). New York: Oxford University Press.
Reprinted in Martin-Krumm & C. Tarquinio (Eds.) (2011). Traité de psychologie positive (pp. 165-181). Paris: De Boeck.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Dickerhoof, R. (2010). A construal approach to increasing happiness. In J. Tangney & J. E. Maddux (Eds.), Social psychological foundations of clinical psychology (pp. 229-244). New York: Guilford Press.
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Lyubomirsky, S., & Della Porta, M. D. (2010). Boosting happiness, buttressing resilience: Results from cognitive and behavioral interventions. In J. W. Reich, A. J. Zautra, & J. Hall (Eds.), Handbook of adult resilience: Concepts, methods, and applications (pp. 450-464). New York: Guilford Press.

Martin-Krumm, C., Lyubomirsky, S., & Nelson, S. K. (in press). Psychologie positive et adaptation: Quelle contribution? [What is the contribution of research in positive psychology and hedonic adaptation?] In E. Spitz & C. Tarquinio (Eds.), Psychologie de la santé, Théories de l’adaptation. Bruxelles: De Boeck.

Sin, N. L., Jacobs, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). House and happiness: A differential diagnosis. In L. L. Martin & T. Cascio (Eds.), House and psychology (pp. 77-94). New York: Wiley.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2009). Change your actions, not your circumstances: An experimental test of the Sustainable Happiness Model. In A. K. Dutt & B. Radcliff (Eds.), Happiness, economics, and politics: Towards a multi-disciplinary approach (pp. 324-342). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Kurtz, J. L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Towards a durable happiness. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people (Vol. 4, pp. 21-36). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2008). Foreword. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people (pp. ix-xi). Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Sin, N. L. (2009). Positive affectivity and interpersonal relationships. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 1264-1266). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Kurtz, J. L. (2009). Happiness. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), Oxford companion to emotion and the affective sciences (p. 203). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Dickerhoof, R. (2005). Subjective well-being. In J. Worrell (Ed.), Handbook of girls’ and women’s psychological health: Gender and well-being across the life span (pp. 166-174). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sheldon, K. M., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2004). Achieving sustainable new happiness: Prospects, practices, and prescriptions. In A. Linley, & S. Joseph (Eds.), Positive psychology in practice (pp. 127-145). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Tkach, C. (2004). The consequences of dysphoric rumination. In C. Papageorgiou & A. Wells (Eds.), Rumination: Nature, theory, and treatment of negative thinking in depression (pp. 21-41). Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons.

Sousa, L., & Lyubomirsky, S. (2001). Life satisfaction. In J. Worell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of women and gender: Sex similarities and differences and the impact of society on gender (Vol. 2, pp. 667-676). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Other Publications Lyubomirsky, S. (2011, March 17). Holding on to happiness. [Review of the book Flourish: A visionary
new understanding of happiness and well-being]. Nature, 471, 302-303.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2011, July 7). The Longevity Project. [Review of the book The Longevity Project: Surprising discoveries for health and long life from the landmark eight-decade study]. Nature, 475, 32.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Layous, K. (2010, November 10). [Review of the book International Differences in Well-Being]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55.
Lyubomirsky, S. (2006). [Review of the book Happiness: Lessons from a new science]. British Journal of Sociology, 57, 535-536.

Lyubomirsky, S., & Abbe, A. (2003). Positive psychology’s legs. Psychological Inquiry, 14, 132-136. Lyubomirsky, S. (2000). On studying positive emotions. Prevention and Treatment, 3, article 5.
Available on the World Wide Web: http://journals.apa.org/prevention/volume3/pre0030005c.html.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). The future of positive psychology. In R. Biswas-Diener. Positive psychology
as social change. New York: Springer Lyubomirsky, S. (2011). In S. Rowan (Ed.), Brilliant Career Coach – How to find and follow your
dream career. Upper Saddle River, NJ: FT Press. Chancellor, J., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). Sensing happiness: Applying technology to improve lives.
IEEE Spectrum Magazine.

Popular Press/Op-Eds
Lyubomirsky, S. (2005, January 17). Eight steps toward a more satisfying life. Time, 165, A8-A9.

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  1. ivonprefontaine / Jul 24 2012 4:58 pm

    I just finished a course using happiness and some of its research to ground personal ethics. Your bibliography had familiar names and expanded the list for me as settle in and finish the final paper.

    • compassioninpolitics / Jul 25 2012 2:55 am

      Excellent. I’m glad it helped. I had forgotten how focused on the work of Lyubomirsky is was.

      Are you planning on posting it by any chance?

  2. ivonprefontaine / Jul 25 2012 3:01 am

    I can if you would like. It is a review of four books and implications for leadership.

    • compassioninpolitics / Jul 25 2012 3:03 am

      I think that would be cool…

      I don’t know if you want to post it directly on your blog or one of the .doc and PDF sites. For instance DocStoc and then link back to it.

      • ivonprefontaine / Jul 25 2012 3:34 am

        I won’t post it directly, but will get it up there somehow. I have limitations on what I can write about as the professor set the guidelines. The course was Personal Ethics, but he wove a theme of happiness throughout it with his text selection. I am just wrapping up the conclusion and implications of research and traditional view about happiness on leadership.

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