Alex Wood
 
 
   Professor and Director,
Behavioral Science Centre, Stirling Management School,
  
University of Stirling,
   Director, Centre for Graduate Research in Management,
Stirling Management School,
   University of Stirling
,
   Honorary Professor, School of Psychological Sciences and Manchester Centre for Health
   Psychology, University of Manchester.
   Address: 3Y8 Cottrell Building, Stirling Management School, University of Stirling,
   Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA.
   Centre Website: www.bsciencecentre.com 
E-mail: alex.wood@stir.ac.uk.
Mini - Bio

Alex is Professor and Director of the Behavioral Science Centre (www.bsciencecentre.com) at Stirling Management School, University of Stirling, which links the behavioural sciences (such as psychology) with the social sciences (such as economics and management) in order to better understand connections between economic, psychological, and health outcomes and their determinants. Alex is also Director of the Centre for Graduate Research in Management, Stirling Management School, which oversees all aspects of the doctoral training of 80 PhD students across accounting and finance, economics, management, and marketing. He is known internationally for his interdisciplinary research into understanding and fostering well-being, for which he was given an Honorary Chair in Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2013 and the GSOEP award for "Best Paper 2012-2013" (with Christopher Boyce).

Alex completed his BSc in Psychology at the University of Leicester in 2005 and a PhD in Psychology at the University of Warwick in 2008. From 2008 he worked in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, initially as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer, before accepting a Chair (full professorship) at the University of Stirling in 2012 and an honorary Chair at the University of Manchester. In the last 6 years Alex has published over 75 academic papers, attracted over £1 million in research funding, and presented 40+ external seminars, skills classes, workshops, and keynote speeches to conferences, other university departments, and industry partners. Alex currently serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of Research in Personality, having previously been the senior editor of a special issue of Clinical Psychology Review and preformed ad hoc reviewing for over 70 journals, publishers, and funding bodies. He has supervised PhD dissertations in business, economics, medicine, psychology, and social sciences, and teaches on the MBA and the MSc in Behavioral Science for Business at Stirling Management School. His research has been covered in over 50 news outlets, such as Time Magazine and the Financial Times, and is being applied in diverse settings including by schools, businesses, and health care providers. His hobbies include hill/mountain walking, philosophy, reading, and eating curry, but not all at the same time.

Research

Consistent with the work of the Behavioral Science Centre (
www.bsciencecentre.com), which he directs, Alex's personal research is currently mainly aimed at using psychological approaches to inform economics and the social sciences including management and marketing sciences. The unifying theme of Alex's work is a focus on individual differences and well-being, which is the approach he brings to economics and the social sciences.

Integrating Psychology and Economics

The 2002 Nobel Prize in economics was awarded for introducing perspectives from cognitive psychology into mainstream economics, thus initiating the field of behavioral economics. The contribution was to revise economic models of behavior and the design of (e.g., tax compliance) interventions to incorporate psychological models of how people behave irrationally in predictable ways. However, despite the impact of this research, such models still focus on people's reactions to socio-economic events and to interventions "on average" and "in general". As such, prediction of behavior from economic models remains quite poor, and statistically these models are dominated by unexplained "error". This suggests that whilst some people react positively to events others do not, and whilst some people benefit from interventions other are actually harmed. Alex's current research aims to improve economic models of behavior and the design of interventions through linking behavioral economics with a second area of psychology, personality and individual differences, which is inherently concerned with how people differ in their reaction to events. The overall aim is to foster a second wave of behavioral economic research, based on a specific focus on how different types of individual interact with their socio-economic environment and responds to interventions. The ultimate aim is to greatly improve the predictive ability of economic models of behavior, through showing how a given event or intervention impacts strongly on some types of individuals in predictable ways (even whilst it does not for others, potentially leading to the miss-leading conclusion that the impact is small across everyone "on average"). See especially (1, 2, 3). This topic also broadly encompasses Alex's ongoing work into why and to what extent money relates to health and well-being (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4).

Personality and Economics

Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A. M. (2011). Personality prior to disability determines adaptation: Agreeable individuals recover lost life satisfaction faster and more completely. Psychological Science, 22,1397-1402.Download.

Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A. M. (2011). Personality and the marginal utility of income: Personality interacts with increases in household income to determine life satisfaction. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 78, 183-191. Download.

Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A., M., & Brown, G. D. A. (2010). The dark side of conscientiousness: Conscientious people experience greater drops in life satisfaction following unemployment. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 535-539. Download.

Income and Well-Being

Daly, M., Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A. M. (in press). A social rank explanation of how money influence health. Health Psychology.

Ostafo, H., Wood, A. M., Boyce, C. J., & Dunn, G. (in press). An existential-humanistic view of personality change: Co-occurring changes with psychological well-being in a ten year cohort study. Social Indicators Research.

Boyce, C. J., Wood, A. M., Banks, J., Clarke, A. E., & Brown, G. D. A. (2013). Money, well-being, and loss aversion: Does an income loss have a greater effect on well-being than an equivalent income gain? Psychological Science, 24,
2557-2562. Download.

Boyce, C. J., Wood, A. M., & Powdthavee, N. (2013). Is personality fixed? Personality changes as much as "variable" economic factors and more strongly predicts changes to life satisfaction. Social Indicators Research, 111, 287–305. Download.

Wood, A. M., Boyce, C. J., Moore, S. C., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012). An evolutionary based social rank explanation of why low income predicts mental distress: A 17 year cohort study of 30,000 people. Journal of Affective Disorders,136, 882-888. Download.

Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A. M. (2010). Money or mental health: The cost of alleviating psychological distress with monetary compensation versus psychological therapy. Health Economics, Policy and Law, 5, 509-516. Download.

Judgment and Decision Making

This research, consistent with behavioural economics, shows how people's natural ways of processing information lead to mistakes in applied domains. Most of this research focuses on developing and testing a particular model which states that people never judge the magnitude of a stimuli according to its actual objective size, but rather due to its rank (ordinal) position within a set. Thus; (a) the link income and health and well-being isn't due to the actual amount a person earns, but rather the rank of their income in their community; (b) people's judgments of the riskiness of their alcohol consumption doesn't depend on how much they drink, but rather how much they (incorrectly) think they drink relative to others'; (b) student's concerns about their debt are totally driven by how much they think they owe relative to others; and (c) student satisfaction doesn't depend on the quality of the educational provision, but rather how they incorrectly think the provision ranks amongst what is available elsewhere. We also find similar results with subjective interpretation of physical pain, perceived sufficiency of exercise, judgments of others' personality, emotional reaction to events, and self-labeling with psychiatric conditions. The discovery of basic mechanisms underlying judgment is consistent with management science approaches which is one direction this research is heading (hinted at here). Alex's most recent research focuses on how to develop (social) marketing approaches to make use of people's inherent sensitivity to rank to promote healthier food purchase and environmentally friendly behaviour.

Aldrovandi, S., Brown, G. D. A., & Wood, A. M. (in press). Sentencing, severity, and social norms: A rank-based model of contextual influence on judgments of crimes and punishments. Acta Psychologica.

Aldrovandi, S., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., & Brown, G. D. A. (in press). Students' concern about indebtedness: A rank based social norms account. Studies in Higher Education.

Brown, G. D. A., Wood, A. M., Ogden, R., & Maltby, J. (in press). Do student evaluations of university reflect inaccurate beliefs or actual experience? A relative rank model. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.

Daly, M., Boyce, C. J., & Wood, A. M. (in press). A social rank explanation of how money influence health. Health Psychology.

Maltby, J., Day, L., Wood, A. M., Pinto, D. G., & Hogan, R. A. (2013). Beliefs in being unlucky and deficits in executive functioning. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 137-147. Download.

Melrose, K., Brown, G. D. A., & Wood, A. M. (2013). Am I abnormal? Relative rank and social norm effects in judgments of anxiety and depression symptom severity. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26, 174-184. Download.

Watkinson, P., Wood, A. M., Lloyd, D., & Brown, G. D. A. (2013). Pain ratings reflect cognitive context: A range frequency model of pain. Pain, 154, 743-749. Download.

Brown, G. D. A., Wood, A. M., & Chater, N. (2012). Sources of variation within the individual. In P. Hammerstein and J. R. Stevens [Eds], Evolution and Mechanisms of Decision Making (pp. 227-241). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Download.

Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Vlaev, I., Taylor, M., J., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012). Contextual effects on the perceived health benefits of exercise: The exercise rank hypothesis. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 34, 828-841.

Wood, A. M., Boyce, C. J., Moore, S. C., & Brown, G. D. A. (2012). An evolutionary based social rank explanation of why low income predicts mental distress: A 17 year cohort study of 30,000 people. Journal of Affective Disorders,136, 882-888. Download.

Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., & Maltby, J. (2012). Social norm influences on evaluations of the risks associated with alcohol consumption: Applying the rank based Decision by Sampling model to health judgments. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47, 57-62.
Download.

Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., Maltby, J., & Watkinson, P. (2012). How are personality judgments made? A cognitive model of reference group effects, personality scale responses, and behavioral reactions. Journal of Personality, 80, 1275-1311.
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Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., & Maltby, J. (2011). Thanks, but I'm used to better: A relative rank model of gratitude. Emotion, 11, 175-180. Download.

Brown, G. D. A., Stewart, N., & Wood, A. M. (2010). Cognitive science and behavioural economics. In K. Richards (Ed.), The New Optimists (pp. 189-193). Birmingham: Linus Publishing.

Gratitude

Adam Smith, a founding father of economics, considered gratitude to be central to business, social, and economic transactions through motivating the repayment of aid when there are not other economic or legal incentives to do so. There is, however, almost no research testing this hypothesis. Alex has conducted some of the first research into individual differences in gratitude, showing that more frequent and intense experience of gratitude in life is strongly, uniquely, and causally related to well-being, and that simple interventions fostering gratitude improve well-being as well or better than mainstream clinical interventions (see especially his review). His current interest is building on this research to; (a) look at the role of gratitude in employee well-being, motivation, and productivity; (b) examine the potential for workplace interventions to increase gratitude and the viability of these interventions to help the unemployed back to work; and (c) tests whether gratitude influences economic decision making as suggested by Adam Smith. Such work is aimed particularly at human resource management and behavioral economics.

Froh, J. J., Bono, G., Fan, J., Emmons, R. A., Henderson, K., Harris, C., Leggio, H., & Wood, A. M. (in press). Nice thinking! An educational intervention that teaches children how to think gratefully. School Psychology Review [Special Issue], 43, 132-152. Download.Commentry

Wood, A. M. (2014). Gratitude. In A. Michalos [ed.], Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 2609-2611). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Download.

Wood, A. M., Brown, G. D. A., & Maltby, J. (2011). Thanks, but I'm used to better: A relative rank model of gratitude. Emotion, 11, 175-180. Download.

Geraghty, A. W. A., Wood, A. M., & Hyland, M. E. (2010). Attrition from self-directed interventions: Investigating the relationship between psychological predictors, intervention content and dropout from a body dissatisfaction intervention. Social Science & Medicine, 71, 31-37. Download.

Geraghty, A. W. A., Wood, A. M., & Hyland, M. E. (2010). Dissociating the facets of hope: Agency and pathways predict dropout from unguided self-help therapy in opposite directions. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 155-158. Download.


Wood, A. M., Froh, J. J, & Geraghty, A. W. A. (2010). Gratitude and well-being: A review and theoretical integration. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 890-905. Download

Wood, A. M, Joseph, S., Lloyd, J., & Atkins, S. (2009). Gratitude influences sleep through the mechanism of pre-sleep cognitions. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 66, 43-48. Download.

Wood, A. M, Joseph, S., & Maltby, J. (2009). Gratitude predicts psychological well-being above the Big Five facets. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 443-447. Download.


Wood, A. M., Joseph, S., & Maltby, J. (2008). Gratitude uniquely predicts satisfaction with life: Incremental validity above the domains and facets of the five factor model. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 49-54. Download.

Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Gillett, R., Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2008). The role of gratitude in the development of social support, stress, and depression: Two longitudinal studies. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 854-871. Download.

Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Stewart, N., Joseph, S. (2008). Conceptualizing gratitude and appreciation as a unitary personality trait. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 619-630. Download.

Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Stewart, N., Linley, P. A., & Joseph, S. (2008). A social-cognitive model of trait and state levels of gratitude. Emotion, 8, 281-290.Download.


Wood, A. M., Joseph, S, & Linley, P. A. (2007). Coping style as a psychological resource of grateful people. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 1076-1093.Download.

Wood, A. M., Joseph, S, & Linley, P. A. (2007). Gratitude - parent of all virtues. The Psychologist, 20, 18-21. Download.


Conceptualizing and Measuring Well-being and Psychological Characteristics

This research area involves improving the measurement and applied use of scales assessing psychological characteristics, such as attitudes, personality, and well-being (including both "happiness" and psychological dysfunction). This involves both developing a theoretical and philosophical understanding of what should be measured and the creation and evaluation of assessment instruments. The basic principles of measurement are the same irrespective of what is being assessed, and increasingly this program is being focusing on informing economics (particularly with the fields increasing interest in well-being) and focusing on designing occupationally relevant scales for use with human resource management and service evaluation. For example, some of Alex's work is currently being used by several health services to evaluate whether their services are meeting patient defined outcomes as discussed here.

Wood, A. M., & Boyce, C. J. (2014). Personality, an overview. In A. Michalos [ed.], Encyclopedia of Quality of Life Research (pp. 4773-4775). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. Download.

Joseph, S., Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Stockton, H., Hunt, N., & Regal, S. (2012). The psychological well-being post-trauma changes questionnaire (PWB-PTCQ): Reliability and Validity. Psychological Trauma, 4, 420-428. Download.

McAllister, M., Wood, A. M., Dunn, G, Shiloh, S., & Todd, C. (2011). The Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale: A new patient reported outcome measure for clinical genetics services. Clinical Genetics, 79, 413-424. Download.

McAllister, M., Wood. A. M., Dunn, G., Shiloh, S., & Todd, C. (2012). The Perceived Personal Control (PPC) Questionnaire: Reliability and validity in a UK sample. American Journal of Medical Genetics: Part A, 158A, 367-372. Download.

Wood, A. M., Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Kashdan, T. B., & Hurling, R. (2011). Using personal and psychological strengths leads to increases in well-being over time: A longitudinal study and the development of the Strengths Use Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 15-19.Download.

Joseph, S., & Wood, A. M. (2010). Assessment of positive functioning in clinical psychology: Theoretical and practical issues. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 830-838. Download.

Smallman, R., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Barkus, E., Lewis, S., & Rushe, T. (2010). Invariance testing of the 4-factor solution of schizotypal personality questionnaire across age, sex and ethnicity. Schizophrenia Research, 117, 431.


Colley, A., Maltby, J., Mulhern, G., & Wood, A. M. (2009). The Short Form BSRI: Structure among a United Kingdom sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 384-387. Download.

Linley, P. A, Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Osborne, G., & Hurling, R. (2009). Measuring happiness: The higher order factor structure of subjective and psychological well-being measures. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 878-884. Download

Taylor, P., Wood, A. M., Johnson, J., Gooding, P. A., & Tarrier N. (2009). Are defeat and entrapment best defined as a single construct? Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 795-797. Download

Maltby, J., Day, L., Gill, P., Colley, A., & Wood, A. M. (2008). Beliefs around luck: Confirming the empirical conceptualization of beliefs around luck and the development of the Darke and Freedman beliefs around luck scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 655-660. Download.

Wood, A. M., Taylor, P. T., & Joseph, S. (2010). Does the CES-D measure a continuum from depression to happiness? Comparing substantive and artifactual models. Psychiatry Research, 177, 120-123Download.

Wood, A. M., Linley, P. A., Maltby, J., Baliousis, M., & Joseph, S. (2008). The authentic personality: A theoretical and empirical conceptualization, and the development of the Authenticity Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 55, 385-399. Download.

Wood, A. M., & Joseph, S. (2007). Grand theories of personality cannot be integrated. American Psychologist, 62, 57-58.

Mainstream Psychology

As the approach that Alex brings to economics and the managements sciences is grounded in psychology, he continues to conduct basic science research in that field. In particular he researches in; (a) clinical psychology (e.g., 1, 2), where much of basic perspectives on personality and well-being originate; (b) child and educational psychology (e.g., 1, 2), where much of his work has a natural impact in the understanding of individual attainment and through informing the design of interventions; (c) and positive psychology (e.g., 1, 2), a field concerned with optimal well-being to which he takes a critical approach.

Clinical Psychology

See especially 1, 2   

Griffiths, A. W., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Taylor, P. J., & Tai, S. (in press). The prospective role of defeat and entrapment in depression and anxiety: A 12-month longitudinal study. Psychiatry Research.

Siddaway, A. P., & Wood, A. M. (2013). Recommendations for conducting mindfulness based cognitive therapy trials. Psychiatry Research, 30, 229-231. Download.

Johnson, J., Gooding, P. A., Wood, A. M., Fair, K. L., & Tarrier, N. (2013). A therapeutic tool for boosting mood: The broad-minded affective coping procedure (BMAC). Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 61-70. Download.

Kelly, R., Mansell, W., Sadhnani, V., & Wood, A. M. (2012). Positive and negative appraisals of the consequences of activated states uniquely relate to symptoms of hypomania and depression. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 899-906. Download.

Kelly, R., Wood, A. M., Shearman, K., Phillips, S., & Mansell, W. (2012). Encouraging acceptance of ambivalence using the expressive writing paradigm. Psychology and Psychotherapy, 85, 220-228.
Link.

Higginson, S., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. M. (2011). An integrative mechanistic account of psychological distress, therapeutic change and recovery: The perceptual control theory approach.
Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 249-259.
Download.


Johnson, J., Gooding, P., Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2011). Trait reappraisal amplifies subjective defeat, sadness and negative affect in response to failure versus success in non-clinical and psychosis populations. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 922-934.Download.

Johnson, J., Wood, A. M., Gooding, P., & Tarrier, N. (2011). Resilience to suicidality: The buffering hypothesis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 563-591.Download.

Kelly, R., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. M. (2011). Goal conflict and ambivalence interact to predict depression. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 531-534. Download.

Kelly, R., Mansell, W., & Wood, A. M., Alatiq, Y., Dodd, A., & Searson, R. (2011). Extreme positive and negative appraisals of activated states interact to discriminate bipolar disorder from unipolar depression and non-clinical controls. Journal of Affective Disorders, 134, 438-444. Download.


Taylor, P. J., Gooding, P., Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2011). The role of defeat and entrapment in depression, anxiety, and suicide. Psychological Bulletin, 137, 391-420. Download.

Taylor, P. J., Wood, A. M, Gooding, P. A., & Tarrier, N. (2011). Prospective predictors of suicidality: Defeat and entrapment lead to changes in suicidal ideation over time. Suicide and Life Threatening Behaviour, 41, 297-306. Download.


Johnson, J., Gooding, P. A., Wood, A. M., Taylor, P. J., Pratt, D., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Resilience to suicidal ideation in psychosis: Positive self-appraisals buffer the impact of hopelessness. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 883-889. Download.

Johnson, J., Gooding, P. A., Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Resilience as positive coping appraisals: Testing the schematic appraisals model of suicide. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 179-186. Download.

Taylor, P. J., Awenat, Y., Gooding, P. A.,
Johnson, J., Pratt, D., & Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2010). The subjective experience of participation in schizophrenia research: A practical and ethical issue. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 198, 343-348. Download.

Taylor, P. J., Gooding, P. A., Wood, A. M., Johnson, J., Pratt, D., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Defeat and entrapment in schizophrenia: The relationship with suicidal ideation and positive psychotic symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 178, 244-248. Download.

Taylor, P. J., Gooding, P. A., Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Memory specificity as a risk-factor for suicidality in non-affective psychosis: The ability to recall specific autobiographical memories is related to greater suicidality. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 48, 1047-1052.Download

Taylor, P. J, Wood, A. M., Gooding, T., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Appraisals and suicidality: The mediating role of defeat and entrapment. Archives of Suicide Research, 14, 236-247. Download


Wood, A. M., & Joseph, S. (2010). An agenda for the next decade of psychotherapy research and practice. Psychological Medicine, 40, 1055-1056. Download.

Wood, A. M., & Joseph S. (2010). The absence of positive psychological (eudemonic) well-being as a risk factor for depression: A ten year cohort study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 122, 213-217. Download.

Amjad, N., & Wood, A. M. (2009). Identifying and changing the normative beliefs about aggression which lead young Muslim adults to join extremist anti-Semitic groups in Pakistan. Aggressive Behavior, 35, 514-519. Download

Child and Educational Psychology

See especially, 1, 2.

Froh, J. J., Bono, G., Fan, J., Emmons, R. A., Henderson, K., Harris, C., Leggio, H., & Wood, A. M. (in press). Nice thinking! An educational intervention that teaches children how to think gratefully. School Psychology Review [Special Issue], 43, 132-152. Download.

Siddaway, A. P., Wood, A. M., Cartwright-Hatton, S. (in press). Involving parents in cognitive behavioural therapy for child anxiety problems: A case study. Clinical Case Studies.

Taylor, P. J., & Wood, A. M. (2013). Discrepancies in parental and self‐appraisals of prosocial characteristics predict emotional problems in adolescents. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 52, 269-284. Download.

Taylor, P. J., & Wood, A. M. (in press). Psychometric properties and development of the Brief Adolescent Prosocial Perception Scale (BAPPS). Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Proctor, C., Tsukayama, E., Wood, A. M., Maltby, J., Eades, F., & Linley, P. A. (2011). Strengths Gym: The impact of a character strengths-based intervention on the life satisfaction and well-being of adolescent students. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 377-388. Download.

Day, L., Hanson, K., Maltby, J., Proctor, C. L., & Wood, A. M. (2010). Hope uniquely predicts objective academic achievement above intelligence, personality, and previous academic achievement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 550-553. Download.


Positive Psychology

See especially his review. Many researchers would also classify Alex's work on gratitude (see above section) to fall within this field.

Wood, A. M. & Johnson, J. [Eds.] (in production). Positive Clinical Psychology. New York: Wiley.

Kelly, R., Wood, A. M., & Mansell, W. (2013). Flexible and tenacious goal pursuit lead to improving well-being in an aging population: A ten year cohort study. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 16-24.

Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Day, L., & Pinto, D. G. (2012). The position of authenticity within extant models of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 269-273. Download.

Pinto, D. G., Maltby, J, & Wood, A. M., & Day, L. (2012). A behavioural test of Horney's linkage between authenticity and aggression: People living authentically are less-likely to respond aggressively in unfair situations. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 41-44. Download.

Pinto, D. G., Maltby, J., & Wood, A. M. (2011). Exploring the tripartite model of authenticity within Gray's approach and inhibition systems and Cloninger's bio-social model of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 194-197. Download.

Wood, A. M., & Tarrier, N. (2010). Positive Clinical Psychology: A new vision and strategy for integrated research and practice. Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 819-829. Download.

Quoidbach, J., Wood, A. M., & Hansenne, M. (2009). Back to the future: The effect of daily practice of mental time travel into the future on happiness and anxiety. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 349-355.


Linley, P. A, Joseph S., Maltby J., Harrington S., & Wood, A. M. (2009). Positive psychology applications. In S. Lopez [Ed], Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology (pp. 35-49). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Day, L., Kon, T. W. H, Colley, A., & Linley, P. A. (2008). Personality predictors of levels of forgiveness two and a half years after the transgression. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 1088-1094. Download.

Linley, P. A, Maltby, J., Wood, A. M., Joseph, S., Harrington, S., Peterson, C., Park, N., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2007). Character strengths in the United Kingdom: The VIA Inventory of Strengths. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 341-351. Download.

Linley, P. A., Joseph, S., Harrington, S., & Wood, A. M. (2006). Positive psychology: Past, present, and (possible) future. Journal of Positive Psychology,1, 3-16. Download
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External Collaborators
Prof. James Banks (University of Manchester)
Prof. Gordon Brown (University of Warwick)
Prof. Peter Bower (University of Manchester)
Dr Chris Bundy (University of Manchester)
Prof. Rachel Calam (University of Manchester)
Prof. Tarani Chandola (University of Manchester)
Prof. Phillip Corr
(University of East Anglia)
Prof. Graham Dunn (University of Manchester)
Prof. Eamonn Ferguson (University of Nothingham)
Dr Jeff Froh
(Hoffstra University)
Dr Judith Johnson (University of Birmingham)
Prof. Stephen Joseph (University of Nothingham)
Dr Todd Kashdan (George Mason University)
Prof. Alex Linley (Center for Appiled Positive Psychology)
Dr Peter Malinowsky
(Liverpool John Moores University)
Dr John Maltby
(University of Leicester)
Dr Warren Mansell (University of Manchester)
Dr Marrion McAllister
(Cardiff University)
Prof. Paul Mills (University of California, San Diago)
Prof. Lawrence Moore
(Cardiff University)
Dr Simon Moore
(Cardiff University)
Prof. Kevin Munro (University of Manchester)
Dr Simon Murphy
(Cardiff University)
Prof. Nick Powdthavee (London School of Economics)
Dr Laura Redwine (University of California, San Diago)
Dr Jordi Quoidbach
(Harvard University)
Prof. Shoshana Shiloh (Tel Aviv University)
Prof. Constantine Sedikidies (University of Southampton)
Prof. Neil Stewart
(University of Warwick)
Dr Sara Tai
(University of Manchester)
Prof. Nick Tarrier (Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London)
Prof. Chris Todd (University of Manchester)
Dr. Ivo Vlaev (University College London)

Useful Links

These were taken from the Behavioral Science Centre blog and are reproduced here to attract people to that site.The blog is worth monitoring as it includes a wealth of valuable information which is ever growing. Please link to that site not this one. We also maintain a twitter feed commenting on issues in the field. Both were produced and are maintained primarily by Prof Liam Delaney and colleagues at the Behavioral Science Centre.

1) Databased of Nudges

Nudge Database (10 pages; produced by centre member Mark Egan)

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Behavioral Policy Readings

Behavioral Economics and Irish Public Policy

Government and Economists
Book and Journal Club

Readings on the Irish Economy
Social Marketing and Behavioral Economics

Behavioral Economics and E-Commerce

STATA Resources

Resources for microeconometrics

(2) Personality & Economics
 

Personality and Economics

Incorporating Subjective Measures into Economics

(3) Well-being 

Mental Health and the Irish Economy
Measuring diurnal bio-rhythms

Understanding Research Impact

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Research Funding Opportunities Overview

ESRC || Medical Research Council || Nuffield Foundation || Marie Curie Researchers Funding ||
FP7 Ireland || HRB || IRCHSS || SFI || EU Grants || EU Commission || IRCSET || HEA

(5) Online Classes and Learning
Behavioral Economics Courses || Online Resources for Teaching Economics ||
Behavioral Economics TED talks || Open Online Classes

(6) Behavioral Science Centres

Behavioral Science Centre (Stirling, U.K.)

WBS Behavioral Science Group (Warwick, U.K.)

Centre for Decision Research (Leeds, U.K.)

Centre for Behavioral and Experimental Social Science (East Anglia, U.K.)

Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (Nottingham, U.K.)

UCL Behaviour Change Initiative (London, U.K.)

Behavioral and Experimental Economics (UPF, Barcelona)


Economic Psychology Group (Basel, Switzerland)

Thurgau Institute of Economic (Konstanz, Germany)

Center for Adaptive Rationality (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany) 

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, U.S.)

Harvard Decision Science Lab (Harvard, U.S.)

Center for Decision Research (Chicago Booth, U.S.)

Behavioral Economics and Decision Research Center (Cornell, U.S.)

Center for Behavioral Economics (Duke, U.S.)

Decision Research (Oregon, U.S.)

Center for Behavioral Decision Research (Carnegie Mellon, U.S.)

Interdisciplinary Group in Behavioral Decision Making (UCLA, U.S.)

(6) Online Video Resources