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Publications

Positive Psychology at Melbourne publishes a wide range of written material including scholarly articles, project-based reports and book chapters.

Current publications

2016

Centre for Positive Psychology: Annual Report 2015 (PDF, 1.8 MB)

Waters Lea, (2016). Teaching wellbeing at schools, Pursuit.

Kern, Margaret L., Williams, Paige, Waters, Lea, (2016). Exploring Selective Exposure and Confirmation Bias as Processes Underlying Employee Work Happiness: An Intervention Study, Frontiers in Psychology.

Waters, L. (2016). The Relationship between Parent Mindfulness, Child Mindfulness and Child Stress, Psychology, 7, 40-51.

Park, G., Yaden, D. B., Schwartz, H. A., Kern, Margaret L., Eichstaedt, J. C., Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., Ungar, Lyle H., Seligman, Martin E. P., (2016) Women are Warmer but No Less Assertive than Men: Gender and Language on Facebook

Williams, V., Deane, F.P., Oades, L.G, Crowe, T.P., Ciarrochi, J. & Andresen. R., (2016). Enhancing recovery orientation within mental health services: expanding the utility of values", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 11 Iss: 1, pp.23 – 32.

Brunzell, T., & Stokes, H. & Waters., L. (2016). Trauma Informed Positive Education:  Using positive psychology to repair and strengthen vulnerable students. Contemporary School Psychology, 20, 63-83

Patston, T. & Waters, L. (2016). Positive Instruction in Music Studios: Introducing a New Model for Teaching Studio Music in Schools Based upon Positive Psychology. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1) available on-line (50%).

Jach, H. & Waters, L (2016). Article – Why giving is good for the soul https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/why-giving-is-good-for-the-soul

Waters, L (2016) Article on meditation – Why entrepreneurs and busine4ss owners are doing Vedic Meditation twice a day http://www.smartcompany.com.au/business-advice/64993-why-entrepreneurs-and-business-owners-are-doing-vedic-meditation-twice-daily-trend

Book chapters

Waters, L. (2016). Where is the education in positive education? In Stewart Donaldson and Meghana Rao (Eds.). Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology. Praeger Publishing.

Jan 2016, Margaret L. Kern and Howard S. Friedman, The Oxford Handbook of the Five Factor Model of Personality. Subject: Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Book manuscripts

Waters L (2016) “The Strong Child: Building Optimism and Resilience”

Past publications (2006-2015)

2015

Waters, L. (2015). Strength-Based Parenting and Life Satisfaction in Teenagers, Advances in Social Sciences, 2, 158-173.

Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2015). Positive Education for school Leaders: Exploring the Effects of Emotion-Gratitude and Action-Gratitude. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist.

Waters, L., Barsky, A., Ridd, A. & Allen, K. (2015). Contemplative Education: A Systematic, Evidence-Based Review of the effect of Meditation Interventions in Schools. Educational Psychology Review, 27(1), 103-134.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (August, 2015). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology. In Tim Lomas and Kate Hefferon (Eds). Positive Psychology. SAGE Publications. 978-1-4739-0771-3

Williams, V., Deane, F.P., Oades, L.G, Crowe, T.P., Ciarrochi, J. & Andresen. R. (2015). A cluster-randomised controlled trial of values-based training to promote autonomously held recovery values in mental health workers
Implementation Science, 11: 13.  Published online 2016 Feb 2. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0363-5

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Rickard, N. S., Hattie, J., Cross, D., & Chin, T-C. (November 2015). An Evaluation of Year 10 Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School: Findings from 2014. The University Of Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

P Williams, ML Kern, L Waters (2015). Psychology of Well-Being, A Longitudinal Examination of the Association Between Psychological Capital, Perception of Organizational Virtues and Work Happiness in School Staff. Background Developing employee wellbeing has recently been recognized as an important way to improve organizational performance. Sloan's (1987) dual-intervention approach suggests that employee wellbeing can be developed bottom-up, by improving employee ...

Le Boutillier C, Slade M, Lawrence V, Bird V, Chandler R, Farkas M, Harding C, Larsen J, Oades L, Roberts G, Shepherd G, Thornicroft G, Williams J, Leamy M (2015) Competing priorities: staff perspectives on supporting recovery, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42, 429-438

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2015). Exploring the underlying components of positive psychology interventions: Five domains of positive function. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (2), 141-152
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Kern, M., Waters, L., Adler, A., & White, M. (2015). A multifaceted approach to measuring wellbeing in students: Application of the PERMA framework. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10, 262-271.
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Rusk, R., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2015). Theoretical components of appreciative functioning and how they relate to existing measurement scales. Psychology of Wellbeing: Theory, Research and Practise, 5(1)
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Heled, E., Somech, A., & Waters, L., (2015). Psychological capital as a team phenomenon: Mediating the relationship between learning climate and outcomes at the individual and team levels. Journal of Positive Psychology
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BOOK: White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer Press. Springer Press, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5 (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Building a Positive Institution. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell.., pp. 1-26. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_1 (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

McCall, T., Waters., L., & White, M. (2015). A Comparison Between Theological Christian Approaches to Wisdom and Peterson and Seligman's Classification of Character Strengths and Virtues. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 27-41. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_2 (Lea Waters, Positive Psychology Centre; Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

Waters, L., White, M., Wang, L., & Murray, S. (2015). Leading whole-school change. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 43-63. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_3 (Lea Waters, Positive Psychology Centre; (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

Kern, M., Waters., L., Adler., A., & White, M., (2015). Measuring Whole School Well-being in Students and Staff. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 65-91. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_4 (Margaret Kern, Positive Psychology Centre; Lea Waters, Positive Psychology Centre; Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

Alford, Z., & White, M. (2015). Positive Schools Psychology. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer Press. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 93-109. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_5 (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

Waters, L., & White, M. (2015). Strengths-based approach in the classroom and staffroom. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 111-133. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_6 (Lea Waters; Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

White, M., Vrodos, J., & McNeil, T. (2015). Student Leadership, Well-Being and Service: Integrating Appreciative Inquiry, Strengths and Leadership. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 151-165. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_8 (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

White, M., & Murray, S. (2015). Future Directions in Well-being. In White, M. & Murray, S. (2015). Evidence-based Approaches to Positive Education in Schools: Implementing a Strategic Framework for Well-being in Schools. Springer. Springer Press, Netherlands. Series Editor Ilona Boniwell., pp. 167-175. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9667-5_9 (Mathew White, Honorary Senior Fellow, Positive Psychology Centre)

Waters, L. (2015). The relationship between strength-based parenting with children's stress levels and strength-based coping approaches, Psychology, 6(6), 689-699.

Waters, L., Hall, D., & Briscoe, J. (2015). Protean careers: Existing and emerging evidence. In Ronald J. Burke., Cary L. Cooper & Kathryn M. Page (Eds.), Flourishing in life, work, and careers: Individual wellbeing and career experiences. (pp. 235-260). Edward Elgar Publishing. (Lea Waters, Centre for Positive Psychology)

Waters, L. & Stokes, H. (2015). Positive education for school leaders: Exploring the effects of emotion-gratitude and action-gratitude. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist.
(Lea Waters, Centre for Positive Psychology and Helen Stokes, Youth Research Centre)

Waters, L., & White, M. (2015). Case study of a school wellbeing initiative: Using appreciative inquiry to support positive change. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5(1), 19-32. doi:10.5502/ijw.v5i1.2
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Eichstaedt, J.C., Schwartz, H.A., Kern, M.L., Park, G., Labarthe, D.R., Merchant, R.M., Jha, S., Agrawal, M., Dziurzynski, L.A., Sap, M., Weeg, C., Larson, E.E., Ungar, L.H., & Seligman, M.E.P., (2015), Psychological Language on Twitter Predicts County-Level Heart Disease Mortality, Psychological Science 1-11, doi:10.1177/0956797614557867. PDF available for Download.

2014

Quinlan, D., Swain, N., Cameron, C. & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2015). How 'other people matter' in a classroom-based strengths intervention: Exploring interpersonal strategies and classroom outcomes. The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, 10(1): 77-89.
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Allen, K., Ryan, T., Waters, L., Gray, D. L. & McInerney , D. M., (2014). Social Media Use and Social Connectedness in Adolescents: The Positives and the Potential Pitfalls. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31(1): 18-31.
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Wang, L., Hall, D. T., & Waters, L. (2014). Finding Meaning during the Retirement Process: Identity Development in Later Career Years. In Oxford Handbooks Online. New York: Oxford University Press.
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Randall, W., Vella-Brodrick, D.A., & Rickard, N.S. (2014). Emotional outcomes of regulation strategies used during personal music listening: A mobile experience sampling study. Musicae Scientiae, 18: 275-291.

Vella-Brodrick, D. (2014). Review of The human quest for meaning: Theories, research, and applications. Journal of Psychology in Africa, 24(1): 193-195.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2014) Dovetailing Ethical Practice and Positive Psychology to Promote Integrity, Industriousness, Innovation, and Impact. In: Acacia C. Parks and Stephen Schueller (Eds), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

O'Connor, M., Sanson, A.V., Toumbourou, J.W., Hawkins, M.T., Letcher, P., Williams, P., & Olsson, C., (2014), Positive Development and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood, Oxford Handbooks Online, DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199795574.013.19
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Slemp, G. R., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A., (2013). Optimising Employee Mental Health: The Relationship Between Intrinsic Need Satisfaction, Job Crafting, and Employee Well-Being
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Kern, M. L., Water, L. E., Adler, A. & White, M. A. (2014): A multidimensional approach to measuring well-being in students: Application of the PERMA framework, The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice, DOI:10.1080/17439760.2014.936962
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White, M. (2014). An evidence-based whole-school strategy to positive education. In H. Street and Porter, N. (Eds.), Better than Ok: Helping young people to flourish at school and beyond (1st ed., pp. 194-198). Fremantle: Fremantle Press.

White, M. (2013). Education and Culture: An Australian Coeducational Boarding School as a Crucible for a Culturally Diverse Life as Seen Through the Eyes of the Students Themselves. A Humanistic Sociological Study. In S. Alagumalai, S. Burley & J. P. Keeves (Eds.), Excellence in Scholarship: Transcending Transdisciplinary in Teacher Education. Sense Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 235-266.
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White, M., & Waters, L. (2014). The Good School: A case study of the use of Christopher Peterson's work to adopt a strengths-based approach in the classroom, chapel and sporting fields. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10 (1), 69-76
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Kern, M. L., Waters, L., Adler, A and White, M. (2014). Assessing Employee Wellbeing in Schools Using a Multifaceted Approach: Associations with Physical Health, Life Satisfaction, and Professional Thriving. Psychology, 5, 500-513. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/psych.2014.56060
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Waters, L. (2014). Balancing the Curriculum: Teaching Gratitude, Hope and Resilience. In H. Sykes (Ed.) A love of Ideas. pp. 117-124. Future Leaders Press.
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Waters, L., Briscoe, J., Hall, D., Wang, L. (2014). A dynamic longitudinal approach to understanding the impact of protean career attitude during unemployment and reemployment. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 84(2), 405-419
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Waters L., Barsky A., Ridd A., Allen K. (2014), Contemplative education: A systematic, evidence-based review of the effect of meditation interventions in schools, Educational Psychology Review. 26(1),
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Hall., D., & Waters, L., Briscoe, J. & Wang, L.(forthcoming). Protean Careers: Existing and Emerging Evidence. In Ronald J. Burke., Cary L. Cooper & Kathryn M Page (Eds.). Flourishing in Life, Work, and Careers.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (forthcoming). Exploring the underlying components of positive psychology interventions: Five domains of positive function. Journal of Positive Psychology
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Wang, L., Hall., D., & Waters, L. (forthcoming). Work in Retirement. Oxford handbook Series.

Waters, L. (forthcoming). Positive Psychology and Parenting. In Rosina McAlpine (Ed.) Inspired Children II: How the leading minds of today raise their children. Darlington Press.

2013

Waters, L. (2013). Using positive psychology to foster character strengths and wellbeing in students. Forward Thinking: Emerging Answers to Education's Big Questions. Australian College of Educators, 28-36.

Norrish, J. M., Williams, P., O'Connor, M., & Robinson, J. (2013). An applied framework for positive education. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(2), 147-161. doi:10.5502/ijw.v3i2.2
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Slemp, G. R., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A., (2013). The job crafting questionnaire: A new scale to measure the extent to which employees engage in job crafting. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(2), 126-146.
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Cooperrider, D.L. & McQuaid, M.L. (2013) The Positive Arc of Systemic Strengths: How Appreciative Inquiry and Sustainable Designing Can Bring Out The Best In Human Systems. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 46, 71–102.

Delle Fave, A., Brdar, I., Wissing, M. P., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (in press). Sources and Motives for Personal Meaning in Adulthood. Journal of Positive Psychology.

Delle Fave, A., Wissing, M., Brdar, I., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Freire, T. (2013). Perceived Meaning and Goals in Adulthood: Their Roots and Relation with Happiness. In A. Waterman (Ed.). The Best Within Us. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. http://bib.irb.hr/prikazi-rad?lang=en&rad=537724

Monshat, K., Khong, B., Hassed, C., Vella-Brodrick, D., Norrish, J., Burns, J., & Herrman, H. (in press). A conscious control over life and my emotions: Mindfulness practice and healthy young people. A qualitative study. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Odou, N. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2013). The Efficacy of Positive Psychology Interventions to Increase Well-Being and the Role of Mental Imagery Ability. Social Indicators Research, 110, 111-129.

Page, K. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (in press). The Working for Wellness Program: Examining an Employee Well-being Intervention using RCT. Journal of Happiness Studies.

Read, P. A., Stanley, J. R., Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Griggs, D. J. (in press). Towards a contraction and convergence target based on population life expectancies since 1960. Environment, Development and Sustainability.

Reed, J., Muller, J., & Waters, L. (2013). Importance of latent benefits and meaningful leisure activity in predicting quality of life in Australian retirees. Australian Journal of Career Development, 22,63-71

Rickard, N. S. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (in press). Changes in Well-Being: Complementing a Psychosocial Approach with Neurobiological Insights. Social Indicators Research.

Rusk, R., & Waters, L. (2013). Tracing the size, reach, impact and breadth of positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(3), 207-221.

Seear, K. H. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (in press) Efficacy of Positive Psychology Interventions to Increase Well-Being: Examining the Role of Dispositional Mindfulness. Social Indicators Research.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2013). Positive Psychology interventions – Research evidence, practical utility and future steps. In C. Keyes (Ed.). Mental Well-Being: International Contributions to the Study of Positive Mental Health. Netherlands: Springer publishers.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (in press). Integrity, Industriousness, Innovation and Impact: Guiding principles for the practice of positive psychology. (Chapter to appear in A.Parks-Sheiner, The Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Wiley-Blackwell publishers). http://dx.doi.org/

Waters, L., Briscoe, J., & Hall, D. (2013). Using protean career attitude to facilitate a positive approach to unemployment. In Melinda Coetez (Ed.) Psycho-social career meta-capacities: Dynamics of contemporary career development. Springer International Press.

Yim, L & Waters, L. (2013). The role of interpersonal comfort, attributional confidence, and communication quality in academic mentoring relationships. Education Research and Perspectives: An International Journal, 40, 58-85.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Yim-Waters-_2013_The Role of Interpersonal Comfort, Attributional Confidence.pdf

2012

Toner, E., Haslam, N., Robinson, J., & Williams, P., Character strengths and wellbeing in adolescence: Structure and correlates of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths for Children, Personality and Individual Differences (2012), doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2011.12.014
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McCall, T., Waters, L., & White, M. (2012). Sin & Transcendence: Finding similarities and points of connection between Positive Psychology and Christianity. Dialogue Australasia: Values, Philosophy and Religious Studies, 27, 17-21.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Sin & Transcendence - Finding similarities and points of connection between Positive Psychology and Christianity.pdf

Monshat, K., Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Herman, H., & Burns, J. (2012). Mental health promotion in the Internet age: A consultation with Australian young people to inform the design of an online mindfulness training program. Health Promotion International, 27, 177-186.
Available on-line at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Monshat, Vella-Brodrick, 2012, Mental health promotion in the Internet age.pdf

Muller, J., & Waters, L. (2012). A review of the Latent and Manifest Bests (LAMB) Scale. Australian Journal of Career Development, 56(1), 32-38.
Available on-line at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Muller Waters - LAMB Scale.pdf

Page, K. M. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2012). From non-malfeasance to beneficence: Key criteria, approaches and ethical issues relating to positive employee health and well-being. In N. P. Reilly, M. J. Sirgy, and C. A. Gorman (Eds.). Handbook of Quality-of-Life Programs: Enhancing Ethics and Improving Quality of Life at Work. Netherlands: Springer Publishers.

Quinlan, D., Swain, N. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2012). Character Strengths Interventions: Building on what we know for improved outcomes. Journal of Happiness Studies, 13, 1145-1163.

Serlachius, A., Northam, L., Frydenberg, E. & Cameron, F. (2012). Adapting a generic coping skills program for adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: A qualitative study. Journal of Health Psychology, 17(3), 313-323.

Toner, E., Haslam, N., Robinson, J., & Williams, P. (2012). Character strengths and wellbeing in adolescence: Structure and correlates of the Values in Action Inventory of Strengths for Children. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 637-642.

Vella-Brodrick, D. (2012). From Nonmalfeasance to Beneficence: Key Criteria, Approaches, and Ethical Issues Relating to Positive Employee Health and Well-Being. Work and Quality of Life: Ethical Practices in Organizations. Springer Science+Business Media. 463-489.

Vella-Brodrick, D. (2012). Mental health promotion in the Internet age: a consultation with Australian young people to inform the design of an online mindfulness training programme. Health Promotion International, 27, 177-186.

Waters, L. (2012). Predicting Job Satisfaction: Contributions of individual gratitude and institutionalized gratitude. Psychology, 3(12a), 1174-1176. (Open Access)
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Predicting Job Satisfaction- Contributions of individual gratitude and institutionalized gratitude.pdf

Waters, L., White, M. & Murray, S. (2012). Toward the creation of a positive institution. The International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 14(2), 60-66.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Toward the Creation of a Positive Institution St Peter's College, Adelaide,...pdf

2011

Williams, P., (2011) Pathways to Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School - Integrating Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, AI Practitioner, International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry Vol 13, No 2.
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Delle Fave, A., Brdar, I., Freire, T., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Wissing, M. P. (2011). The Eudaimonic and Hedonic Components of Happiness: Qualitative and Quantitative Findings. Social Indicators Research, 100, 185–207.

Giannopoulos, V. L. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). Effects of positive interventions and orientations to happiness on subjective well-being. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 95-105.

McQuaid, M.L. (2011) What Would You Like To Change And Grow: PricewaterhouseCoopers Explores Positive Conversational Habits. International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(2), 14–18.

O'Connor, M., Sanson, A., Hawkins, M. Toumbourou, J., Letcher, P., & Frydenberg, E. (2011). Differentiating three conceptualisations of the relationship between positive development and psychopathology during the transition to adulthood. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 475-484.

Stanley, J., Hensher, D. A., Stanley, J., Currie, G., Greene, W. H. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). Social Exclusion and the Value of Mobility. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 45, 197-222. Availability online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Social Exclusion and the Value of Mobility.pdf

Stanley, J., K., Hensher, D. A., Stanley, J. R., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2011). Mobility, social exclusion and well-being: Exploring the links. Transportation Research Part A, 45, 789–801.

Stanley, J. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). What Leads to Social Inclusion? An Examination of Trips, Social Capital and Well-being. In G. Currie. New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research. Emerald: UK.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). Contemporary Perspectives on Well-being. In G. Currie. New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research. Emerald: UK.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2011). The moral of the story: The importance of applying an ethics lens to the teaching of positive psychology. Journ al of Positive Psychology, 6, 320-325.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. & Delbosc, A. (2011). Measuring Well-being. In G. Currie. New Perspective and Methods in Transport and Social Exclusion Research. Emerald: UK.

Waters, L. (2011). A review of school-based positive psychology interventions. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 28(2), 75-90.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Waters 2011 PP review of school-based.pdf

Williams, P., (2011). Pathways to Positive Education at Geelong Grammar School: Integrating Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry. The International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 13(2),8-13.

2010

Currie, G., Richardson, T., Smyth, P. Vella-Brodrick, D., Hine, J, Lucas K., Stanley, J. Morris, J. Kinnear, R., & Stanley, J. (2010). Investigating links between transport disadvantage, social exclusion and well-being in Melbourne: Updated results. Research in Transportation Economics, 29, 287-295.

Deans, J., Frydenberg, E., Tsurutani, H. (2010). Operationalising Social and Emotional Coping Competencies in Kindergarten Children 2010. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 13, 113-124.

Firth, N., Frydenberg, E., Greaves, D. (2010). Coping styles and strategies: a comparison of adolescent students with and without learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43(1) 77-85.

Joslin, F., Waters, L., & Dudgeon, P. (2010). Perceived acceptance and work standards as predictors of work attitudes and behavior and employee psychological distress following an internal business merger. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(1), 22–43
Available on-line at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Joslin, F., Waters, L., & Dudgeon, P. (2010). Perceived acceptance and work standards as predictors of work attitudes.pdf

Mitchell, J., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Klein, B. (2010).Positive Psychology and the Internet: A Mental Health Opportunity . E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 6, 30-41.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Positive psychology and the internet_ A mental health opportunity.pdf

Stanley, J. Stanley, J., Vella-Brodrick, D., Currie, G. (2010). The place of transport in facilitating social inclusion via the mediating influence of social capital. Research in Transportation Economics 29, 280-286.

2009

Currie, G., Richardson, T., Smyth, P. Vella-Brodrick, D., Hine, J., Lucas, K., Stanley, J., Morris, J., Kinnear, R., & Stanley, J. (2009). Investigating links between transport disadvantage, social exclusion and well-being in Melbourne - Preliminary results. Transport Policy, 16, 97-105.

Frydenberg, E., & Lewis, R. (2009). The relationship between wellbeing, negative avoidant coping, and active coping in a large sample of Australians adolescents. Psychological Reports, 745-758.

Frydenberg, E. & Lewis, R. (2009). The relationship between problem-solving efficacy and coping amongst Australian adolescents. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 37, 51-64.

Haslam, N., Whelan, J., & Bastian, B. (2009). Big Five traits mediate associations between values and subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 40-42.

Mitchell, J., Stanimirovic, R., Klein, B. & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2009). A randomised controlled trial of a self-guided internet intervention promoting well-being. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 749-760.

Norrish, J. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2009). Positive psychology and adolescents: Where are we now? Where to from here? Australian Psychologist, 44, 270-278.

Page, K. M. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2009). The 'what', 'why' and 'how' of employee well-being: A new model. Social Indicators Research, 90, 441-458.

Stanley, J. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2009). The usefulness of social exclusion to inform social policy in transport. Transport Policy, 16, 90-96.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Page, K. M. (2009). Positive leadership: Accentuating and cultivating human resources. In J. C. Sarros (Ed.) Contemporary perspectives on leadership: Focus and meaning for ambiguous times. Prahran, Vic.: Tilde University Press. http://arrow.monash.edu.au/hdl/1959.1/173698

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Park, N. & Peterson, C. (2009). Three ways to be happy: Pleasure, engagement, and meaning: Findings from Australian and US samples. Social Indicators Research, 90, 165-179.

2008

Firth, N., Frydenberg, E., & Greaves, D. (2008). Perceived control and adaptive coping: Programs for adolescent students who have learning disabilities. Learning Disability Quarterly, 31, 151-165.

Frydenberg, E., Eacott, C., & Clark, N. (2008). Teaching Coping Skills: From Distress to Success. Prevention Researcher, 8-12.

Gallagher, E. N. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2008). Social support and emotional intelligence as predictors of subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1551-1561.

Norrish, J. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2008). Is the study of happiness a worthy scientific pursuit? Social Indicators Research, 87, 393-407.

Waters, L. (2008). From unemployment to re-employment: A literature review and conceptual model of the proposed role of protean career attitude in facilitating psychological health, job search intensity, re-employment quality and job growth (pp. 328-351). In K. Näswall., J, Hellgren., & M, Sverke. (Eds.) The Individual in the Changing Working Life. Cambridge University Press.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2008). Clues for attaining a life filled with purpose and personal growth. Proceeding of the 9th Australian Conference on Quality of Life. Melbourne, November 22, 2007.

Waters, L. (2008). Using human brain dynamics to enhance workplace team dynamics: Evidence from two applied case studies. Neuroleadership Journal, 1, 61-66.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Using Human brain dynamics to enhance workplace team dynamics.pdf

2007

Birrell, S., & Waters, L. (2007). The role of mentoring and peer support in contributing to small business success. International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 12(1), 33-48.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/THE ROLE OF MENTORING AND PEER SUPPORT IN CONTRIBUTING TO PERCEIVED.pdf

Gallagher, E. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2007). What makes people happy? Social support and emotional intelligence as predictors of subjective well-being. Proceedings of the 8th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Melbourne, November 30, 2006.

Joslin, F., Waters, L., & Dudgeon, P (2007). The role of sociocultural adjustment during an internal merger change. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 6(10), 25-40. Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/TheRoleofSocioculturalAdjustmentDuringanInternalMergerChange2_final.pdf

McArdle, S., & Waters, L. (2007). The role of employability in facilitating career transitions. In I. Glendon, B. Myors, & B. Thompson (Eds.) Advances in organizational psychology: An Asia Pacific perspective. Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.

McArdle, S., Waters, L., Briscoe, J., & Hall, D. (2007). Employability during Unemployment: Adaptability, career identity and human and social capital. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 71, 247-264.
Available on-line at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/McArdle, S., Waters, et al Employability during Unemployment.pdf

Newton, F., Ewing, M., Burney, S. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2007). Medical clinic facilities and doctor characteristics: What older rural males value. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 15, 41-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1440-1584.2007.00848.x

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2007). Orientations to happiness as predictors of subjective well-being. Proceedings of the 8th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Melbourne, November 30, 2006.

Waters, L. (2007). Experiential differences between voluntary and involuntary job redundancy on depression, job-search activity, affective employee outcomes, and re-employment quality. Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, 80, 279-299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/096317906X104004

2006

Bernard, M.E. (2006). It's time we teach social-emotional competence as well as we teach academic competence. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 22, 103-119.

Bernard, M.E. (2006). Working with the educational underachiever: A social and emotional developmental approach. In A. Ellis & M.E. Bernard (Eds.), Rational Emotive Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Disorders (pp. 310-366). New York: Springer.

Muller, J., Goddard, R., Creed, P.A., Johnson, K., & Waters, L. (2006). Gender differences in the impact of the 'work for the dole' program on wellbeing and access to latent benefits. Australian Journal of Career Development, 15(1), 46-54.

Murray, K. & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2006). Organisational support and employee conscientiousness as predictors of subjective well-being and organisational citizenship behaviour. Proceedings of the 7th Annual Australian Centre on Quality of Life Conference, Melbourne, November 24, 2005.

Russo, J., & Waters, L. (2006). Workaholic Worker Type Differences in Work-Family Conflict: The Moderating Role of Supervisor Support and Flexible Work Scheduling. Career Development International, 11(5), 418-439.
Avialable online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Russo, J., & Waters, L. (2006). Workaholic Worker Type Differences.pdf

Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2006). Comparison of sociodemographic, personality and social support variables as predictors of quality of life. Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Quality of Life, Melbourne, November 24, 2005.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Comparison of sociodemographic, personality and social support variables_ paper-vella-2005.ppt

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Judd, F., Scannell, E. D., & Burney, S. (2006). Relative contributions of rurality and community connectedness to subjective well-being in Victorian coastal regions. International Journal of Rural Psychology, 6, 1-19.

Past publications (1995-2005)

2005

Muller, J.J., Creed, P.A., Waters, L.E., & Machin, M.A. (2005). The development of a scale to measure the latent and manifest benefits (LAMB) of employment. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 21(3), 191-198.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., Scannell, E., Judd, F. & Burney, S. (2005). Examining quality of life among rural, remote and urban residents of Victoria. Proceedings of the 6th Quality of Life Conference, Melbourne, November, 25, 2004.

2004

Bernard, M.E. (2004). Emotional resilience in children: Implications for Rational Emotive Education. Romanian Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, 4, 39-52.

Bernard, M.E. (2004). The You Can Do It! Early Childhood Education Program: Developing Social-Emotional-Motivational Competencies (4-6 Year Olds). Oakleigh, VIC (AUS): Australian Scholarships Group; Laguna Beach, CA (USA): You Can Do It! Education, Priorslee, Telford (ENG): Time Marque.

Frydenberg, E. (2004). A Universal approach to coping skills development and its application for career teachers. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dell'Orientamento, 5 (2), 3-13.

Frydenberg, E., Lewis, R., Bugalski, K., Cotta, A., McCarthy, C., Luscombe-Smith, N., & Poole, C. (2004). Prevention is better than cure. Educational Psychology in Practice, 20(2), 117-113.

Haslam, N., Bain, P., & Neal, D. (2004). The implicit structure of positive characteristics. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 529-541.

Sargent, L., & Waters, L. (2004). Careers and academic research collaborations: An inductive framework for understanding successful collaborations. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 64, 308-319. Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Sargent, L. D., & Waters, L. E, (2004), Careers and academic research collaborations.pdf

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Macrae, K. (2004). A review of mental imagery scales. Journal of Mental Imagery, 28, 121-148. http://www.journalofmentalimagery.com/backissues1.html#28a

Waters, L. (2004). Protégé-mentor fit in perceptions of the provision of psychosocial support: The role of personality, job involvement, workload, and the mentoring relationship. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 65(3), 519-532.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Waters, L. (2004). Protege--Mentor Agreement about the Provision of Psychosocial Support.pdf

Waters, L & Muller, J (2004), Voluntary and Involuntary Job Redundancy: Hope or Helplessness? Academy of Management Best Conference Paper
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY JOB REDUNDANCY_ HOPE OR HELPLESSNESS_.pdf

Waters, L., & Johnston, C. (2004). Web-delivered, Problem-Based Learning in Organisational Behaviour: A New Form of C.A.O.S. Higher Education Research & Development, 23(4), 413-432 Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Waters, L., & Johnston, C. (2004). Web-delivered, Problem-Based Learning.pdf

2003

Carson, E., Winefield, A., Waters, L., & Kerr, L. (2003). Work for the Dole: a pathway to self-esteem and employment commitment, or the road to frustration? Youth Studies Australia, 22(4), 19-26.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Carson et al Work for the Dole.pdf

Olsson, C. A., Bond, L., Burns, J. M., Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Sawyer, S. M. (2003). Adolescent resilience: A concept analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 26, 1-11.

Waters, L., & Muller, J. (2003). Money or time? An investigation of the Deprivation and Agency theories in explaining psychological well-being of unemployed adults. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55(3), 166-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0004953042000298632

2002

Bernard, M.E. (2002). Energising the personal resources of young people: The You Can Do It! mentoring approach. The Mentor, 4, 16.

Teo, C. & Waters, L. (2002). The role of HR practices in reducing occupational stress and strain: An examination of employees in Singapore. International Journal of Stress Management, 9(3), 207-226. Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Teo, C. & Waters, L. (2002). The role of HR practices in reducing occupational stress and strain.pdf

Waters, L., McCabe, M., Kiellerup, D., & Kiellerup, S. (2002). The role of formal mentoring on business success and self-esteem in participants of a new business start-up program. Journal of Business and Psychology,17(1), 107-121.
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Waters et al The role of formal mentoring on business success and self-esteem.pdf

Waters, L. & Moore, K. (2002). Predicting self-esteem during unemployment: Interactions between gender and employment status on self-esteem. Journal of Employment Counseling, 39(4), 171-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-1920.2002.tb00848.x

Waters, L., & Moore, K. (2002). Reducing latent deprivation during unemployment: The role of meaningful leisure activity. Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology, 75, 15-33.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/096317902167621

Waters, L., & Moore, K. (2002). Self-esteem, appraisal and coping: A comparison of unemployed and re-employed people. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 23, 593-604.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.156

2001

Waters, L., & Moore, K. (2001). Coping with economic deprivation during unemployment. Journal of Economic Psychology, 22(4), 461-482(A).
Available online at http://web.education.unimelb.edu.au/assets/pospsych/Waters Moore Coping with economic deprivation during unemployment.pdf

2000

Bernard, M.E. (2000). How to increase your child's tease tolerance. In M.E. Bernard & J. Wolfe (Eds.), The REBT Resource Book for Practitioners (pp. 39-41). New York: Albert Ellis Institute.

Waters, L. (2000). Coping with unemployment: A literature review and presentation of a new model. International Journal of Management Reviews, 2 (2), 169-182.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-2370.00036

1997

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & White, V. (1997). Response set of social desirability in relation to the Mental, Physical and Spiritual Well-Being Scale. Psychological Reports, 81, 127-130.

1996

Cummins, R., Mc Cabe, M., Romeo, Y., Reid, S., & Waters, L. (1996). An initial evaluation of the Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale - Intellectual Disability. International Journal of Disability Development and Education, 44(1), 7-19.

1995

Rosenthal, D., Waters, L., & Glaun, D. (1995). What do pre-adolescents and adolescents understand about HIV/AIDS? Psychology and Health, 10, 1507-1514.

Vella-Brodrick, D. A., & Allen, F. C. L. (1995). Development and psychometric validation of the Mental, Physical and Spiritual Well-Being Scale. Psychological Reports, 77, 659-674.