*This list is far from being exhaustive. Here, I only included those publications that have played an important role in my development of existential positive psychology and my own publications on this subject matter. I welcome suggestions of additional publications important for this emerging field.
Antonovsky, A. (1987). Unraveling the mystery of health: How people manage stress and stay well. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.
Badhwar, N. K. (2014). Well-Being: Happiness in a worthwhile life. Oxford University Press.
Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: Freeman.
Batthyány A. & Russo-Netzer, P. (Eds.). (2014). Meaning in positive and existential psychology. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Camus, A. (1942/1991). The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (J. O’Brien Trans). Vintage. Books.
Camus, A. (1947/2020). The Plague (S. Gilbert, Trans.). Mercy House.
Delle Fave, A., Brdar, I., Wissing, M. P., Araujo, U., Solano, A. C., Freire, T., Hernández-Pozo, M. D. R., Jose, P., Martos, T., Nafstad, H. E., Nakamura, J., Singh, K. & Soosai-Nathan, L. (2016). Lay definitions of happiness across nations: The primacy of inner harmony and relational connectedness. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(3), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00030
Emmons, R. A. (2003). Gratitude Works: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity. Spirituality and Practice. Retrieved from https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/excerpts/view/24818?fbclid=IwAR0KjiV7uvMLAAgSO8Fk-3Q0yn5FoPKEV9K3ofP9BBdK29IL8SRD1ybZ5eA
Emmons, R. A. (2003). The psychology of ultimate concern. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
Erikson, E. H., & Erikson, J. M. (1998). The Life Cycle Completed: Extended Version. New York, NY: W. W. Norton.
Fowers, B. J., Richardson, F. C., & Slife, B. D. (2017). Frailty, suffering, and vice: Flourishing in the face of human limitations. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Frankl, V. E. (1985). Man’s search for meaning. New York, NY: Washington Square Press.
Frankl, V. (1949/1986). The doctor and the soul: From psychotherapy to logotherapy. New York: Second Vintage Books.
Frankl, V. E. (1988). The Will To Meaning. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
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Haybron, D. M, (2010). The pursuit of unhappiness. Oxford University Press.
Haybron, D. M. (2013). Happiness: A very short introduction. Oxford University Press.
Hall, M. E. L., Langer, R., & Mcmartin, J. (2010). The Role of Suffering in Human Flourishing: Contributions from Positive Psychology, Theology, and Philosophy. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38(2), 111-121. https://doi.org/10.1177/009164711003800204
Hicks, J. A. & Routledge, C. (Eds.). (2013). The Experience of Meaning in Life: Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies. New York, NY: Springer.
Hoffman, L., Yang, M., & Kaklauskas, F. J. (2009). Existential Psychology East-West. Colorado School of Professional.
Jung, C. G. (1933). Modern man in search of a soul. New York: Harcourt.
Jung, C. G. (1957/2006). The undiscovered self: the dilemma of the individual in modern society. Berkley.
Kaufman, S. B., Yaden. D. B., Hyde, E., & Tsukayama, E. (2019). The Light vs. Dark Triad of Personality: Contrasting Two Very Different Profiles of Human Nature. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 467. 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00467
Kaufman, S. B. (2020). Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Tarcher Perigee.
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Maslow, A. H. (1971). The Farther Reaches of Human Nature. New York, NY: Viking Press.
May, R. (Ed.). (1969). Existential Psychology (2nd ed.). McGraw-Hill College.
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Wong, P. T. P. (2007). Viktor Frankl: Prophet of hope for the 21st century. In A. Batthyany & J. Levinson (Eds.), Anthology of Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen Inc.
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