Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing

Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2019)
Published October 7, 2019
Journal of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing (JPPW) is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering positive psychology and provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the science of positive psychology and wellbeing. It is an open-access journal that publishes research outcomes with significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of positive psychology. The Journal is devoted to basic research and professional application on states of optimal human functioning and fulfillment, and the facilitation and promotion of well-being. The JPPW brings together leading work in positive psychology and wellbeing undertaken by researchers across different sub-disciplines within psychology (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, health, organizational), as well as across other social and behavioral disciplines (e.g., education psychology, sociology, family studies, neuroscience, philosophy, medicine, organizational sciences). The purpose of the journal is to expand the knowledge and practice of positive psychology and well-being in school, home, and community settings, with a focus on comprehensive outcomes in the lives of children, adolescents, and adults. Topics appropriate for the JPPW include original research on human strengths and virtues, personal and social well-being, as well as applications to psychotherapy and counseling. Special emphasis is placed on new theoretical and methodological approaches that advance both the science and practice of positive psychology and wellbeing. The Journal publishes peer-reviewed original research reports, briefer empirical reports, and theoretical and review articles provided the latter represent a new and original contribution.


Scopus Index

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing (ISSN: 2587-0130) has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus. 

November 13, 2019

Call for Papers: Positive Psychology in Education and Schools

Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing is seeking manuscript for an upcoming issue (April 2020) on positive psychology in education and schools for happy students.

September 3, 2019

TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Social Sciences Database (TR Index)

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Positive Psychology & Wellbeing (ISSN: 2587-0130) has been accepted into the TÜBİTAK ULAKBİM Social Sciences Database (TR Index). 

July 19, 2019

Research Articles

Gratitude for Better or Worse: Differential Predictors and Affective Outcomes of State Gratitude in Positive and Negative Contexts
Adam P McGuire, Thane M Erickson, Christina M Quach, Brittany Willey
| Abstract : 481 |
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Types of Subjective Well-Being and Their Associations with Relationship Outcomes
Shannon Moore, Ed Diener
| Abstract : 796 |
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Development and Validation of the Japanese version of the Savoring Beliefs Inventory (SBI-J)
Atsushi Kawakubo, Fred B Bryant, Erika Miyakawa, Takashi Oguchi
| Abstract : 583 |
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Transitions to Older Adulthood: Exploring Midlife Women’s Narratives Regarding Purpose in Life
Han-Jung Ko, Karen Hooker, Margaret M Manoogian, Dan P McAdams
| Abstract : 466 |
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Self-Regulation Mechanisms Explain How Dispositional Mindfulness Promotes Well-Being
Christie Lundwall, Sara Fairborn, Laura Quinones-Camacho, Justin Estep, Elizabeth Davis
| Abstract : 409 |
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Resilience, Grit, and Hardiness: Determining the Relationships amongst these Constructs through Structural Equation Modeling Techniques
Vasiliki Georgoulas-Sherry, Dennis Kelly
| Abstract : 653 |
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Hedonic and eudaimonic motives toward university studies: How they relate to each other and to well-being derived from school
Arthur Braaten, Veronika Huta, Lorrain Tyrany, Andrew Thompson
| Abstract : 599 |
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