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  • American Psychiatric Association (2002). Quality indicators: Defining and measuring quality in psychiatric care for adults and children. Washington, DC US: American Psychiatric Association.
  • Andrews, F. M., & Withey, S. B. (1976). Social indicators of well-being: Americans’ perceptions of life quality. New York: Plenum.
  • Argyle, M. (2001). The psychology of happiness, 2nd edition. New York: Routledge.
  • Aspinwall, L. G., & Staudinger, U. M. (Eds). (2003). A psychology of human strengths: Fundamentals questions and future directions for a positive psychology. Washington, DC; American Psychological Association.
  • Baltes, P. B., & Baltes, M. M. (Eds.). (1990). Successful aging: Perspectives from the behavioral sciences. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.Baumeister, R. F. (1991). Meanings of life. New York: Guilford.
  • Baumgardner, S., & Crothers, M. (2009). Positive psychology. Upper Saddle River, NJ US: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education.
  • Belliotti, R.A. (2004). Happiness is overrated. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.
  • Bern,s, G. (2005). Satisfaction: The science of finding true fulfillment. New York: Henry Holt.
  • Ben-Shahar, Tal. (2002). The Question of happiness: on finding meaning, pleasure, and the ultimate currency. Writers Club Pr.
  • Biswas-Diener, R., & Dean, B. (2007). Positive psychology coaching: Putting the science of happiness to work for your clients. Hoboken, NJ US: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
  • Bradburn, N. (1969). The structure of psychological well-being. Chicago: Aldine.
  • Bradburn, N., & Caplovitz, D. (1965). Reports on happiness. Chicago: Aldine.
  • Bornstein, M., Davidson, L., Keyes, C., & Moore, K. (2003). Well-being: Positive development across the life course. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
  • Buckingham, M., & Clifton, D. O. (2001). Now, discover your strengths. New York: Free Press.
  • Campbell, A. (1981). The sense of well-being in America: Recent patterns and trends. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Campbell, A., Converse, P. E., & Rodgers, W. L. (1976). The quality of American Life. New York: Russell Sage.
  • Campbell, A., & Converse, P. E. (Eds.), (1972). The human meaning of social change. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Cantril, H. (1965). The pattern of human concerns. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
  • Carr, A. (2004). Positive psychology: The science of happiness and human strengths. London: Routledge.
  • Christie, I., & Nash, L. eds. (1998). The good life. London: Demos.
  • Clifton, D. O., & Anderson, C. E. (2002). StrengthsQuest: Discover and develop your strengths in academics, career, and beyond. New York: Gallup Press.
  • Compton, W. (2005). Introduction to Positive Psychology. Belmont, CA US: Thomson Wadsworth.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1975). Beyond boredom and anxiety. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. New York: Harper & Row.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., Rathunde, K., & Whalen, S. (1993). Talented teenagers. Cambidge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity. New York: HarperCollins.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1997). Finding flow: the psychology of engagement with everyday life. New York: Basic Books.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Csikszentmihalyi, I. S. eds. (1998). Optimal experience. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., & Csikszentmihalyi, I. S. (Eds). (2006). A life worth living: Contributions to positive psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Csikszentmihalyi, M., Rathunde, K., & Whalen, S. (1993). Talented teenagers. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Diener, E., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2008). Happiness: Unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Diener, E. (Ed). (2009). Assessing well-being: The collected works of Ed Diener. New York, NY US: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Diener, Ed. (Ed). (2009). Culture and well-being: The collected works of Ed Diener. New York, NY, US: Springer Science + Business Media.
  • Diener, E. (Ed.). (2009). The science of well-being: The collected works of Ed Diener. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer
  • Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (Eds.). (2002). Handbook of self-determination theory. Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press.
  • Diener, E. & Suh, E. M. (Eds.). (2001). Culture and subjective well-being. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  • Eid, M. & Larsen, R. J. (Eds.). (2008). The science of subjective well-being. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Elster, J. & Roemer, J. E. (Eds.). (1991). Interpersonal comparisons of well-being. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Emmons, R. A. (1999). The psychology of ultimate concerns: motivation and spirituality in personality. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Emmons, R. A. (2007). THANKS! How the new science of gratitude can make you happier. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Freedman, J. (1978). Happy people: What happiness is, who has it, and why. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
  • Friedman, P. H. (2009). The forgiveness solution: 10 steps to releasing depression, anxiety, guilt, and anger, and increasing peace, love, joy, and well-being in your life. Oakland, CA:
  • New Harbinger Publishers.
  • Frisch, Michael B. (2006). Quality of life therapy: Applying a life satisfaction approach to positive psychology and cognitive therapy. New York: Wiley.
  • Gallup (2005). Clifton youth StrengthsExplorer workbook. Princeton, NJ: Gallup.
  • Gewirth, A. (1998). Self-Fulfillment. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Gilbert, D. (2006). Stumbling on happiness New York: Alfred Knopf.
  • Griffin, J. (1986). Well-being: Its meaning, measurement, and moral importance. Oxford, England: Claredon Press.
  • Haidt, J. (2006). The happiness hypothesis New York: Basic Books.
  • Haight, B., & Haight, B. (2007). The handbook of structured life review. Baltimore, MD: Health Professions Press.
  • Haybron, Daniel M. (2008). The Pursuit of unhappiness: The elusive psychology of well-being. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Headey, B. W., & Wearing, A. (1992). Understanding happiness. Melbourne, Australia: Longman Cheshire.
  • Helton, L., & Smith, M. (2004). Mental health practice with children and youth: A strengths and well-being model. Binghamton, NY US: Haworth Social Work Practice Press.
  • Higgins, G. O. (1994). Resilient adults: Overcoming a cruel past. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Holden, R. (1998). Happiness now. London: Hodder & Stoughton.
  • Huppert, F., Baylis, N., & Keverne, B. (Eds.). (2005). The science of well-being Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kahneman, D., Diener, E., & Schwarz, N. (Eds.). (1999). Well-being: the foundations of hedonic psychology New York: The Russell Sage Foundation.
  • Keyes, C. L. M., & Haidt, J. (Eds.). (2003). Flourishing: positive psychology and the life well lived. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Klemke, E. D. (Ed.). (2000). The meaning of life. (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kashdan, T. (2009). Curious? Discovering the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life. New York, NY US: William Morrow & Co.
  • Lama, D., & Cutler, H. C. (1998). The art of happiness: A handbook for living. New York: Riverhead Books.
  • Layard, R. (2007) Happiness: lessons from a new science New York: The Penguin Press. Linley, A. (2008). Average