How WEIRD are positive psychology interventions? A bibliometric analysis of randomized controlled trials on the science of well-being

@article{Hendriks2019HowWA,
  title={How WEIRD are positive psychology interventions? A bibliometric analysis of randomized controlled trials on the science of well-being},
  author={Tom Hendriks and Meg Aum Warren and Marijke Schotanus-Dijkstra and Aabidien Hassankhan and Tobi L. G. Graafsma and Ernst T. Bohlmeijer and Joop de Jong},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  year={2019},
  volume={14},
  pages={489 - 501}
}
ABSTRACT The past two decades have witnessed a rapid rise in well-being research, and a profusion of empirical studies on positive psychology interventions (PPIs). This bibliometric analysis quantifies the extent to which rigorous research on PPIs that employ randomized controlled trials (RCTs) reaches beyond Western Educated Industrialized Rich Democratic (WEIRD) populations. A search was conducted through databases including PubMed, PsycINFO, and Scopus for studies from 1998 to 2017. In total… Expand
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