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Identifying Health-Related Discussions of Cannabis Use on Twitter by Using a Medical Dictionary: Content Analysis of Tweets

The cannabis product and regulatory landscape is changing in the United States. Against the backdrop of these changes, there have been increasing reports on health-related motives for cannabis use and adverse events from its use. The use of social …

Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Exploring the Impostor Phenomenon in Evaluation

The impostor phenomenon (IP) is a psychological construct that refers to a range of negative emotions associated with a person’s perceived fraudulent competence in a field, or with the skills necessary to be successful with his or her trade. …

Designing Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions

Positive Organizational Psychology Intervention - Design and Evaluation delivers a concise description and synthesis of positive organizational psychology theory, empirical research, and evidence-based applications. Based on a thorough review of the …

Evaluating Positive Organizational Psychology Interventions

Positive Organizational Psychology Intervention - Design and Evaluation delivers a concise description and synthesis of positive organizational psychology theory, empirical research, and evidence-based applications. Based on a thorough review of the …

The Positive Functioning at Work Scale: Psychometric Assessment, Validation, and Measurement Invariance

The PERMA framework (Seligman 2018) presents five building blocks of well-being - positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment. However, Seligman (2018) suggested the original five building blocks are highly predictive of …

A Brief Measure of Problematic Smartphone Use Among Youth: Psychometric Assessment Using Item Response Theory

The purpose of this study was to use item response theory to assess a brief measure of problematic smartphone use among youth, using the 2017-2018 California Student Tobacco Survey (CSTS) collected from 119,981 students who own a smartphone across …

Examining Building Blocks of Well-Being Beyond PERMA and Self-Report Bias

Recent debates in the Journal of Positive Psychology about the nature and usefulness of PERMA have created confusion about its contribution toward the understanding and prediction of well-being. This empirical study was designed to clarify several …

Evaluating Employee Positive Functioning and Performance: A Positive Work and Organizations Approach

A Positive Work and Organizations (PWO) approach uses scientific methods to improve the understanding of individual, team, and organizational well-being and performance (Warren, et al., 2017). One area of inquiry within the PWO approach involves …

The Effectiveness of Positive Psychology Interventions in the Workplace: A Theory-Driven Evaluation Approach

Positive Work and Organizations (PWO) continues to permeate organizations that desire to improve employee optimal functioning. One aspect of PWO includes positive psychology interventions (PPI’s) at work, which uses the theory and scholarship of …

Reinvigorating Research on Gender in the Workplace Using a Positive Work and Organizations Perspective

Gender inequality is a widespread organizational challenge, however, research on gender in the workplace suffers from stagnation in mainstream management research. A positive work and organizations perspective has the capacity to augment …