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Anderson, E. (1991). What would we do if we really loved the students? In G.L. Berry and J. K. Asamen (Eds.), Black Students. Newbury Park: Sage Publications.

Argyle, M. (1987). The psychology of happiness. London & NY: Methuen & Co. LTO.

Armstrong, T. (1993). Seven kinds of smart. New York: Penguin Books.

Arnold, K. (1994). Lives of promise: What becomes of high school valedictorians. CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Baltes, P.B., & Staudinger, U.M. (2000). Wisdom: A metaheuristic (pragmatic) to orchestrate mind and virtue toward excellence. American Psychologist, 55(1), 122-136.

Bandura, A. (1986). Social foundations of thought and action: A social cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Inc.

Bandura, A. (Ed.). (1995). Self-efficacy in changing societies. Australia: Cambridge University Press.

Bandura, A. (1997). Self-efficacy: The exercise of control. New York: W.H. Freeman.

Beechner, M. (1995). Developing the gifts and talents of all students in the regular classroom. CT: Creative Learning Press.

Bendnar, R., & Peterson, S. (1995). Self-esteem: Paradoxes and innovations in clinical theory and practice. Wash. D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Bloom, B.S. (1985). Developing talent in young people. NY: Ballantine Books

Bouffard, T., Boiusvert, J., Vezeau, C., & Larouche, C. (1995). The impact of goal orientation on self-regulation and performance among college students. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 65, 317-329.

Brunstein, J. C. (1993). Personal goals and subjective well-being: A longitudinal study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65(5), 1061-1070.

Buckingham, M., & Clifton, D. (2001). Now, discover your strengths
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Buechner, F. (1982). The sacred journey. San Francisco: Harper.

Buechner, F. (1983). Now and then: A memoir of vocation. San Francisco: Harper.

Buss, D.M. (2000). The evolution of happiness. American Psychologist, 55(1), 15-23.

Cassidy, S. (2000). Learning style, academic belief systems, self-reported student proficiency and academic achievement in higher education. Educational Psychology, 20(3), 307-323.

Cervone, D. (2000). Thinking about self-efficacy. Behavior Modification, 24 (1), 30-57.

Chang, E. (Ed.). (2001). Optimism and pessimism: Implications for theory, research and practice. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Clifton, D., & Nelson, P. (1992). Soar with your strengths. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell.

Cushman, P. (1990). Why the self is empty. American Psychologist, 45 (5), 599-611.

Cushman, P., & Gilford, P. (2000). From emptiness to multiplicity: The self at the year 2000. The Psychohistory Review, 15-31.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1990). Flow: The psychology of optimal experience. NY: Harper and Row.

Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1993). The evolving self: A psychology for the third millennium. New York: Harper Perennial.

Dember, W. N., & Brooks, J. (1989). A new instrument for measuring optimism and pessimism: Test-retest reliability and relations with happiness and religious commitment. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 27(4), 365-366.

Diener, E. (1984). Subjective well-being. Psychological Bulletin, 95 (3), 542-575.

Diener, E. (2000). Subjective well-being: The science of happiness and a proposal for a national index. American Psychologist, 55(1), 34-43.

Dymond, S., & Barnes, D. (1997). Behavior-analytic approaches to self-awareness. Psychological Record, 47 (2) 181-201.

Edwards, L. (1988). Discerning your spiritual gifts. Cowley Publications.

Emmons, R. A. (1992). Abstract versus concrete goals: Personal striving level, physical illness, and psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 62 (2), 292-300.

Ferrari. M., & Sternberg, R. (Ed.) (1998). Self-awareness: Its nature and development. New York: The Gilford Press.

Freedman, J., Spar, P., & Washer, H. (1995). Actualized talent:A lifelong process. New York: Cassell.

Gardner, H. (1993). Multiple intelligences. New York: Basic Books/Harper Collins.

Gist, M.E., & Mitchell, T.R. (1992). Self-efficacy: A theoretical analysis of its determinants and malleability. Academy of Management Review, !7 (2), 183-211.

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.

Guinness, O. (1998). The call: Finding and fulfilling the central purpose of your life. Nashville, TN: Word Publishing.

Gysbers, N.C., Heppner, J., & Johnston, A. (1998). Career counseling: Processes issues and techniques. Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon.

Hardy, L. (1990). The fabric of this world: Inquiries into calling, career choice, and the design of human work. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing.

Harju, B.L., & Bolen, L. M. (1998). The effects of optimism on coping and perceived quality of life of college students.Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13 (2), 185-201.

Holland, J. (1985). Making vocational choices: A theory of vocational personalities and work environment. New Jersey: Prentice Hall Inc.

Holland, J.L., & Astin, A.W. (1962). The prediction of the academic, artistic, scientific, and social achievement of undergraduates of superior scholastic aptitude. Journal of Educational Psychology, 53(3), 132-143.

Isaacson, L.E. and Brown, D. (1997). Career information, career counseling, and career development. Massachusetts: Allyn and Bacon.

Janis, I. And Mann, L. (1977). Decision making: A psychological analysis of conflict, choice and commitment. NY: The Free Press.

Johnson, E. (1984). Raising children to achieve. NY: Walker and Co.

Judge, T. A., Higgins, C. A., Thoresen, C. T.,& Barrick, M. R. (1999). The big five personality traits, general mental ability and career success across the life span. Personnel Psychology, 52, 621-652.

Kidd, S. (1990). When the heart waits: Spiritual direction for life's sacred questions. San Francisco: Harper Row.

Larson, R.W. (2000). Toward a psychology of positive youth development. American Psychologist, 55(1), 170-183.

Leider, R. (1997). The power of purpose: Creating meaning in your life and work. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Leider, R., & Shapiro, D. (2001). Whistle while you work: Heeding your life's calling. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Larkin, K.C. (1986). Self-efficacy in the prediction of academic performance and perceived career options. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 33 (3), 265-269.

Lent, R. W., & Hackett, G. (1987). Career self-efficacy: Empirical status and future direction. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 30, 347-382.

Levoy, G. (1997). Callings: Finding and following an authentic life. New York: Three Rivers Press.

Lewis, R. (1989). Choosing your career, finding your vocation. Paulist Press.

Lubiniski, D., & Benbow, C.P. (2000). States of excellence. American Psychologist, 55(1), 137-150.

Lyubomirsky, S. (2001). Why are some people happier than others: The role of cognitive and motivational processes in well-being. American Psychologist, 56 (3), 239-249.

Magdola, M. (1989). Gender differences in cognitive development. Journal of College Student Development, 30, 213-218.

Masten, A.S. (2001). Ordinary magic: Resilience processes in development. American Psychologist, 56 (3), 227-238.

McCrae, R. R., et. al. (2000). Nature over nurture: Temperament, personality, and life span development. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78(1), 173-186.

Miller, C., Always, M., & McKinley, D. (1987). Effects of learning styles and strategies on academic success. Journal of College Student Development, 28, 399-404.

Mone, M. A. (1994). Comparative validity of two measures of self-efficacy in predicting academic goals and performance. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 54 (2), 516-530.

Murk,, C. (1995). Self-esteem: Research, theory and practice. Wash. D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Myers, D.G. (2000). The funds, friends, and faith of happy people. American Psychologist, 55(1), 56-67.

Myers, D. G., & Diener, E. (1995). Who is happy? Psychological Science, 6 (1), 10-19.

Myers, W. (1994). God's yes was louder than my no: Rethinking the African-American call to ministry. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing.

Nemeck, F., & Coombs, M. (1992). Called by God. The Liturgical Press.

Oettingen, G. (2000). Expectancy effects on behavior depend on self-regulatory thought. Social Cognition, 18(2), 101-129.

Pajares, F. (1996). Self-efficacy beliefs in academic settings. Review of Educational Research, 66 (4), 543-578.

Palmer, P. (September-October, 1996). On minding your call-when no one is calling. Weavings, 31-41.

Palmer, P. (2000). Let your life speak: Listening for the voice of vocation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Perrone, K. M., Perrone, P. A., Chan, F., & Thomas, K. R. (2000). Assessing the efficacy and importance of career counseling competencies. The Career Development Quarterly, 48(3), 212-225.

Pervin, L.A. (Ed.) (1989). Goal concepts in personality and social psychology. New Jersey: Lawerence Erlbaum Associates.

Peterson, C. (2000). The future of optimism. American Psychologist, 55(1), 44-55.

Peterson, S, L. (1993). Career decision-making self-efficacy and institutional integration of underprepared college students. Research in Higher Education, 34(6), 659-685.

Piechowski, M. M. (1998). The self victorious: Personal strengths, chance, and coincidence. Roeper Review, 20(3), 191-199.

Ryan, R.M., & Deci, E.L. (2000). Self-determination theory and the facilitation of intrinsic motivation, social development, and well-being. American Psychologist, 55(1), 68-78.

Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C.S. (1992). Effects of optimism of psychological and physical well-being: Theoretical overview and empirical update. Cognitive Therapy Research, 16(2), 201-228.

Scheier, M.F., & Carver, C. S. (1993). On the power of positive thinking: The benefits of being optimistic. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2(1), 26-30.

Schneider, S.L. (2001). In search of realistic optimism: Meaning, knowledge and warm fuzziness. American Psychologist, 56(3), 250-263.

Seligman, M. E. (1990). Learned optimism. New York: Simon & Shuster.

Seligman, M.E. (1995). The optimistic child. NY: Harper Perennial.

Seligman, M.E. (1998). Building human strength: Psychology's forgotten missionAPA Monitor, 29 (1).

Seligman, M. E., & Csikszantmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology. American Psychologist, 55 (1), 5-14.

Sheldon, K. M., & King, L. (2001). Why is positive psychology necessary? American Psychologist, 56 (3), 216-217.

Simons, J., Dewitte, S., & Lens, W. (2000). Wanting to have vs. wanting to be: The effect of perceived instrumentality on goal orientation. British Journal of Psychology, 91(3), 335-343.

Sinetar, M. (1987). Do what you love, the money will follow: Discerning your right livelihood. Paulist Press.

Sittser, G. (2000). God's will as a way of life: Finding and following the will of God. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.

Solberg, V. S., Brown, S. D., Good, G. E., Fischer, A. R., & Nord, D. (1995). Career decision making and career search activities: Relative effects of career search self efficacy and human agency. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 42(4), 448-455.

Steele, C. (1997). A threat in the air. American Psychologist, 52(6), 613-629.

Sternberg, R., & Spear-Swerling, L. (1998). Personal navigation. In M. Ferrari and R. Sternberg (Eds.), Self-awareness: Its nature and development. New York: Guilford Press.

Tobias, C. (1994). The way they learn. Colorado Spring, CO: Focus on the Family Publishing.

Tuel, B. D., & Betz, N. E. (1998). Relationships of career self-efficacy expectations to the Myers-Briggs type indicator and the personal styles scales. Measurement and evaluation in Counseling and Development, 31(3), 150-164.

Weber, R.J. (2000). The created self. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.

Winner, E. (2000). The origins and ends of giftedness. American Psychologist, 55(1), 159-169.






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