Book Reviews

The latest positive psychology books reviewed and or summarized by positive psychology practitioners, experts, and authors.

The 20 Best Books on Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative Inquiry Books

Appreciative inquiry is a strength-based approach to address changing and is considered a constructive alternative to traditional problem-solving. The intention in this process is to seek and leverage the best in people and place the focus more on what we want and less on what is broken. By changing the […]

Csikszentmihalyi’s Book ‘Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience’


A founding father of Positive Psychology, in his seminal work “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience” (1990), Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi argues that the key to happiness is to strive for ‘flow’ in our lives. Csikszentmihalyi argues that happiness can be achieved by taking control over our consciousness. When I think about […]

10 Must-Read Positive Psychology Books

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As extensive as this list of positive psychology books may be, it will never be ‘finished’ or ‘complete’. To make the list as valuable as possible, your contribution is not only greatly appreciated, but necessary. So in case you know of any positive psychology books that aren’t yet featured in […]

15 Best Happiness Books and Are They Worth Your Time?

Books on Happiness

There is a wealth of material out there about happiness. Perhaps your ‘taste-buds’ have been tempted by reading about happiness – either on this website, in your practice, or forming research. You would have found that there are some fantastic books on what is a very broad topic. But it […]

26 Best Emotional Intelligence Books (Reviews + Summaries)

The Best Books on Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence plays a huge intangible role in helping us understand and manage emotions. We have covered the topic from several different angles already, but if you are keen to read more on EI, look no further than this blog. The manifold applications of Emotional Intelligence range from organizational situations […]

Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

Martin Seligman’s Autobiography: The Hope Circuit

A brief history of psychology, the universe and everything. This is truly an auspicious occasion for the Positive Psychology community. Martin Seligman, the iconic founder of Positive Psychology, has finally published his autobiography, The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist's Journey from Helplessness to Optimism. This is more than just the memoir […]

The Journal of Positive Psychology And Where To Find It

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The Journal of Positive Psychology is the first-ever journal entirely dedicated to positive psychology. It publishes six issues a year and presents the latest scientific findings related to happiness, fulfillment, and flourishing. The Journal of Positive Psychology pools information from a multitude of disciplines that range from psychology to economics. […]

Emotional Agility: Susan David’s 4 Step’s to Thriving with Change

Susan David’s book Emotional Agility is the epitome of positive psychology—empowered navigation of our thoughts, feelings, and narratives as they relate to the various spheres of our lives.  David argues that the way we perceive our inner selves is the determinant of how we live and the successes we incur. […]

Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman (Review + Summary)

Authentic Happiness book review

From the time it was published over a decade ago, the book Authentic Happiness has become a classic book in positive psychology. The author is none other than the founder of positive psychology himself: Martin Seligman. Seligman has written about positive psychology long before this book came to fruition, and is one […]