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

Six Ways to Supercharge Your Productivity – Tony Schwartz

Positive Psychology Resources

Recommended Reading List on

Positive Psychology Book List

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

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