Resources

Goal Setting Resources

Habits Can Beat Goals for Improving Performance By Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin on September 16, 2009

Approaching success, avoiding the undesired: Does goal type matter? by  Timothy A. Pychyl

Six Steps That Can Change Your Life – from WebMD

A great outline of Prochaska’s “Stage’s of Change Model” ; explains how to start an exercise routine

The Winning Edge. Psychology Today. Doskoch, P. (2005)

Time Management Resources

Ending Procrastination

Training Wheels for Compulsive Multi-Taskers Marie-Josée

A Practical Plan for When You Feel Overwhelmed by Peter Bregman

http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2010/09/a-practical-plan-for-when-you-1.html

Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity – Tony Schwartz

Positive Psychology Resources

Recommended Reading List on Amazon.com

Positive Psychology Book List

Deb’s Positive Psychology class at Tufts University with resources and activities

http://www.positivepsych.webs.com/

Article on the class from the Tufts Daily News

Positive Psychology News Daily – Easy to read and articles on topics and applications in Positive Psychology.

Positive Psychology – VIA Strength Resources

VIA Survey of Character Strengths (Measures 24 Character Strengths).

The survey can be found under the “Questionnaires” box – scroll down through the survey links in the blue box, and the link is the 6th one down under the sub-heading, “Engagement Questionnaires”.  You will need to create a free account on this University of Pennsylvania website to take the survey; you can easily do so using the “Register” link in the upper left-hand corner of the above URL. You get your results immediately.

Exercises to Build Character Strengths

A short article on how to think about your character strengths –including the strengths you over and underuse -and offers a range of exercises to help you use your strengths more.

340 Ways to Use VIA Character Strengths by Tayyab Rashid & Afroze Anjum

University of Pennsylvania © 2005, Tayyab Rashid

Outlines creative ways to further develop each character strength