Theory & Books

Here you will find theoretical positive psychology articles, book summaries, and reviews that explain scientific concepts and findings in the field for the sake of understanding and mastering these topics.

Science of Spirituality (+16 Ways to Become More Spiritual)

When plagues hit, people turned to religion. When war hits, people pray for and depend on one another. When terror tries to steal life from [...]

Operant Conditioning Theory (+ How to Apply It in Your Life)

Operant conditioning is a well-known theory, but how do you put it into practice in your everyday life? How do you use your knowledge of [...]

15 Must-Watch TED Talks on Positive Psychology

TED talks have been around for over 30 years now, and since they’ve been online, thousands of them have been uploaded for viewers like you [...]

What are Mental Health Theories

What Are Mental Health Theories? (Incl. List)

Have you ever met with a counselor or therapist and thought, “This is not a good fit“? It might have had something to do with [...]

What Is the Mental Health Continuum Model?

When a person behaves oddly or deviates from the societal standards of normality, we might describe them in many ways: depressed, anxious, moody, suicidal, and [...]

Appreciative Inquiry Books

The 20 Best Books on Appreciative Inquiry

Appreciative inquiry is a strength-based approach addressing change and is considered a constructive alternative to traditional problem-solving approaches. The intention in this process is to [...]

positive psychology and mental health

The Connections Between Positive Psychology & Mental Health

In the past, many therapists focused primarily on challenges and symptoms of mental health disorders – how to treat “problems.” The focus of mental health [...]

positive psychology books

88+ Must-Read Positive Psychology Books

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 [...]

environmental psychology

What is Environmental Psychology?

The term “environmental psychology” might be a bit ambiguous or confusing to you; if it is, you’re certainly not alone. It’s not a very large [...]

Attention Restoration Theory

What is Kaplan’s Attention Restoration Theory (ART)?

Spending time in nature, by watching a sunset, gazing at the ocean or mountains, sitting in a park, escaping to the countryside or a nature [...]