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Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, & Csikzsentmihalyi, Isabella Selega (Eds.). (1988). Optimal experience: Psychological studies of flow in consciousness. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York, NY: Harper and Row.


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. New York, NY: Harper Perennial.


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, & Csikzsentmihalyi, Isabella Selega (Eds.). (2006). A life worth living: Contributions to positive psychology (Series in Positive Psychology). New York: Oxford University Press.


Diener, E. and Rober-Biswas Diener (2008) Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth. Blackwell: Oxford University Press.


Donaldson, S., & Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Nakamura, J. (2011). Applied positive psychology: Improving everyday life, schools, work, health, and society. New York: Routledge.


Duckworth, A. (2016). Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. Scribner: New York.


Dutton, J.E. (2003). Energize your work: How to create and sustain high quality relationships at work. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.


Giacalone, R.A., & Jurkiewicz, C.L., (Eds.), (2005). Positive psychology in business ethics and corporate responsibility. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.


Huppert, F., & Linley, P.A. (2011). Happiness and well-being (Vols. 1-4). Oxford: Routledge.


Karasek, R., & Theorell, T. (1990). Healthy work: Stress, productivity, and the reconstruction of working life. New York: Basic Books.


Knoop, H. H., Henrik, H., & Fave, A. D. (Eds.), Well-being and cultures: Perspectives on positive psychology. New York: Springer.


Lopez, S. J., & Snyder, C. R. (2003). Positive psychological assessment: A handbook of models and measures. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Luthans, F., Youseef, C.M., & Avolio, B.J. (2007). Psychological capital: Developing the human competitive edge. Oxford: Oxford Press.


Luthans, F., Youssef-Morgan, C. M., & Avolio, B. J. (2015). Psychological Capital and Beyond. Oxford University Press.


Peterson, C. (2006). Primer in positive psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.


Quinn, R. E. (2015). The positive organization: Breaking free from conventional cultures, constraints, and beliefs. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.


Seligman, M. (2011). Flourishing: A visionary new understanding of happiness and well-being. New York: Free Press.


Seligman, Martin (2002). Authentic Happiness. New York, NY: Free Press.


Snyder, C. R., (1994). The psychology of hope: You can get there from here. New York: Free Press.