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Bookshelf, page 6 A few books you might want to check out.
Stumbling upon happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Harvard). Gilbert is a master storyteller. He provides lots of information about happiness, psychology and behavior and does it is a delightful way. This book doesn't really provide a holistic model the way some of the other books do, but it is a really enjoyable way to get a lot of information. For a sample of his storytelling, check out the TED.org talk by Gilbert.
Thanks! by Robert Emmons (UC-Davis. Editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology). A full book on "the science of gratitude." He really goes into depth on this key aspect of positive psychology.
Authentic Happiness by Fred Bryant (Loyola University) and Joseph Veroff (late, formerly of University of Michigan). Savoring involves noticing and enhancing experiences in the past and the present (mindfulness) as well as anticipating things in the future. This is a landmark book on the topic
100 Simple Secrets of Happy People by David Niven (Florida Atlantic University). All of the books I've listed on these "bookshelf pages" are accessible. But that is not always the case when you are reading research journals. Niven has written a series of "100 simile secrets..." books (Happy people, great relationships, etc.). Each is essentially a literature review, with the findings explained in an easy-to-understand way. One use of this book it to read the summaries and use them do decide which research articles you want to read in their original form.