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Resource Guide:
Positive Psychology

Digital Open Education Resources

Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.

Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • Positive psychology
  • Positive psychology -- Case studies
  • Happiness
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Operant behavior
  • Self-efficacy
  • Motivation (Psychology)
  • Quality of life
  • Self-realization
  • Optimism
  • Values (Ethics)
  • Individual development
  • Life skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Attention OR Mindfulness
  • Habit
  • Habit breaking
  • Self-control OR Will
  • Goal (Psychology)
  • Mental health

Research Databases

Online Journals

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. You can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • The Journal of Positive Psychology
  • Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
  • Applied Developmental Science
  • Health & Quality of Life Outcomes
  • Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal
  • PLoS One
  • Indian Journal of Positive Psychology
  • Journal of Happiness Studies
  • Journal of Clinical Psychology

Print Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
The Best Within Us: Positive Psychology Perspectives on EudaimoniaBF 204.6 .B477 201
Choose the Life You Want: The Mindful Way to HappinessBF 575 .H27 B444 2014
Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive ChangeBF 575 .H27 A267 2013
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and BusinessBF 335 .D76 2012
Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-BeingBF 204.6 .S45 2011
Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human StrengthBF 623 .B292 2011
Oxford Handbook of Positive PsychologyBF 204.6 .O95 2009
Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of ControlBF 637 .S38 B36 1997
Healthy Habits Suck : How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life… Even If You Don't Want ToeBook 2019
Positive Organizational Psychology : Advances in Creating Improved Workplaces and Employee Well-BeingeBook 2015
Enabling Positive Change : Flow and Complexity in Daily ExperienceeBook 2014
Optimal Human Being : An Integrated Multi-level PerspectiveeBook 2004
The 15-second Principle : Short, Simple, Steps to Achieving Long-term GoalseBook 2004