Top Ten Books in Positive Psychology
As I discuss in the new 6th edition of my book, Therapeutic Recreation Processes and Techniques, (Austin, 2009) positive psychology contains much that can be applied in recreational therapy. If you are curious to learn more about positive psychology you may want to take a look at what follows.
The March "Coaching Toward Happiness" eletronic newsletter contained a list of the top ten positive psychology books. Here they are:
A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson.
Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener
Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson (see yesterday's RT Blog post for more information).
The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want by Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert Emmons.
The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom--Why the Meaningful Life Is Closer Than You Think by Jonathan Haidt.
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert.
Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar.
Happiness: A History by Darrin McMahon.
Quality of Life Therapy: Applying a Life Satisfaction Approach to Positive Psychology and Cognitive Therapy by Michael Frisch.