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Acacia Parks

Acacia Parks

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Acacia Parks is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Hiram College. Her research focuses on the efficacy of positive interventions, and the psychological and behavioral characteristics of individuals who use them. She is also interested in ambulatory assessment, and in particular, the use of smartphone technology as an assessment and intervention tool. Most recently, she has begun examining the effects of positive interventions on physical activity and sleep quality using actigraphs.

Acacia serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology, where she was guest editor of a special issue on Positive Psychology in Higher Education; the special issue is due to be released as a book by Taylor & Francis in 2012. She is also co-editor of a forthcoming positive psychology teaching activities book, published through APA Press, and sole editor of a volume with Wiley-Blackwell entitled "The Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions." Dr. Parks is an active teacher of both positive psychology and critical writing.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Emotion, Mood, Affect
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being

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Other Files

  • Group Positive Psychotherapy Manual
    • Linked publication: Parks, A.C. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2007). 8-week group Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) Manual. Unpublished manual, available by request.
  • Parks & Biswas-Diener (in press)
    • Linked publication: Parks, A. C., & Biswas-Diener, R. (in press). Positive interventions: Past, present and future. To appear in T. Kashdan & J. Ciarrochi (Eds.), Bridging acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology: A practitioner’s guide to a unifying framework. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Parks et al. (in press)
    • Linked publication: Parks, A. C., Della Porta, M. D., Pierce, R. S., Zilca, R., & Lyubomirsky, S. (in press). Pursuing happiness in everyday life: A naturalistic investigation of online happiness seekers. To appear in Emotion.
    • Linked publication: Parks, A. C., Schueller, S., & Tasimi, A. (in press). Increasing happiness in the general population: Empirically supported self-help? To appear in I. Boniwell & S. David (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Editorial: Special Issue on Positive Psychology in Higher Education
    • Linked publication: Parks, A. C. (Ed.). (2011). Positive psychology in higher education [Special Issue]. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(6).
  • Positive psychotherapy
    • Linked publication: Seligman, M. E. P., Rashid, T., & Parks, A. C. (2006). Positive psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 61, 774-788.
  • Parks & Szanto (2013)
    • Linked publication: Parks, A.C. & Szanto, R.K. (2013). Assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of a positive psychology-based self-help book. Terapia Psicological, 31, 141-149.

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Other Publications:

  • Parks, A.C. & Seligman, M.E.P. (2007). 8-week group Positive Psychotherapy (PPT) Manual. Unpublished manual, available by request.
  • Parks, A. C., Schueller, S., & Tasimi, A. (in press). Increasing happiness in the general population: Empirically supported self-help? To appear in I. Boniwell & S. David (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Happiness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Parks, A. C., & Biswas-Diener, R. (in press). Positive interventions: Past, present and future. To appear in T. Kashdan & J. Ciarrochi (Eds.), Bridging acceptance and commitment therapy and positive psychology: A practitioner’s guide to a unifying framework. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.
  • Parks, A. C. (Ed.). (2011). Positive psychology in higher education [Special Issue]. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6(6).

Courses Taught:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Happiness (Freshman Colloquium)
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Research Methods

Acacia Parks
Department of Psychology
Hiram College
P.O. Box 67
Hiram, OH 44234
United States

  • Work: (330) 569-5229
  • Mobile: (267) 879-8387
  • Fax: (330) 569-5229

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