• Arch, J. J., Eifert, G. H., Davies, C., Vilardaga, J. C. P., Rose, R. D., & Craske, M. G. (2012). Randomized clinical trial of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for mixed anxiety disorders. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 80(5), 750.

  • Bohlmeijer, E. T., Fledderus, M., Rokx, T. A. J. J., & Pieterse, M. E. (2011). Efficacy of an early intervention based on acceptance and commitment therapy for adults with depressive symptomatology: Evaluation in a randomized controlled trial. Behaviour research and therapy, 49(1), 62-67.

  • Fledderus, M., Bohlmeijer, E. T., Pieterse, M. E., & Schreurs, K. M. G. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy as guided self-help for psychological distress and positive mental health: a randomized controlled trial. Psychological medicine, 42(3), 485-495.

  • Harris, R. (2006). Embracing your demons: An overview of acceptance and commitment therapy. Psychotherapy in Australia, 12(4), 70.

  • Harris, R. (2011). The happiness trap. ReadHowYouWant. com.

  • Harris, R. (2019). ACT made simple: An easy-to-read primer on acceptance and commitment therapy. New Harbinger Publications.

  • Hoffner, M et al. (2003). Valued directions: Acceptance and commitment therapy in the treatment of alcohol dependence. Cognitive and behavioral Practice. 10(4). 378 - 383.

  • Dalrymple, K, L. Herbert, J, D. (2007). Acceptance and commitment therapy for generalized social anxiety disorder: a pilot study. Behavior Modification. 31(5). 543-568.

  • David, D., Cristea, I., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is the Current Gold Standard of Psychotherapy. Frontiers in psychiatry, 9, 4.

  • Cuijpers, Pim & Cristea, Ioana & Karyotaki, Eirini & Reijnders, Mirjam & Huibers, Marcus. (2016). How effective are cognitive behavior therapies for major depression and anxiety disorders? A meta-analytic update of the evidence. World Psychiatry. 15. 245-258. 10.1002/wps.20346. 

​Future goal setting


  • Gray, J. (1982). The neuropsychology of anxiety. New York: Cambridge University Press.; Panksepp, J. (1998). Affective neuroscience. New York: Oxford University Press

  •  Sheldon, K. M., & Houser-Marko, L. (2001). Self-concordance, goal attainment, and the pursuit of happiness: Can there be an upward spiral? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 80 (1), 152-165.

  • Pham, L. B., & Taylor, S. E. (1999). 

  • Bandura, A. (1986). Social foundations of thought and action: A social-cognitive theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall; Bandura, A., & Schunk, D. H. (1981). Cultivating competence, self-efficacy, and intrinsic interest through proximal selfmotivation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 41, 586-598.

  • Cross, A. Sheffield, D. (2019). Mental contrasting for health behaviour change: a systematic review and meta-analysis of effects and moderator variables. Health Psychology Review. 13(2). 209-225.

  • Sevincer, A. T., & Oettingen, G. (2015). Future thought and the self-regulation of energization. In Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation (pp. 315–329). New York, NY: Springer.

  • Gollwitzer, P. M., & Sheeran, P. (2006). Implementation intentions and goal achievement: A meta-analysis of effects and processes. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 38, 69–119. 

  • Sheeran, P., Webb, T. L., & Gollwitzer, P. M.(2005). The interplay between goal intentions and implementation intentions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31(1), 87–98. 



  • Adams, M. A., Sallis, J. F., Norman, G. J., Hovell, M. F., Hekler, E. B., & Perata, E. (2013). An adaptive physical activity intervention for overweight adults: A randomized controlled trial. PLoS ONE, 8, e82901.

  • Kelders, S. M., R. N. Kok, H. C. Ossebaard, and J. E. W. C. Van Gemert-Pijnen. 2012. “Persuasive System Design Does Matter: A Systematic Review of Adherence to Web-Based Interventions.” Journal of Medical Internet Research 14 (6): e152. 

  • Larson, E, L. Patel, S, J. Evans, D. Saiman, L.Feedback as a strategy to change behaviour: the devil is in the details. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 19(2). 230 - 234. 

  • Narcsiss, S et al. (2014). Exploring feedback and student characteristics relevant for personalizing feedback strategies. Computer & Education. 71. 56-76.

  • Timmers, F, C. Braben van der-Broek, J. Van den berg, S. (2013). Motivational beliefs, student effort, and feedback behaviour in computer-based formative assessment. Computers & Education. 60 (1). 25-31.

  • Lee, H. (2016)  Which feedback is more effective for pursuing multiple goals of differing importance? The interaction effects of goal importance and performance feedback type on self-regulation and task achievement. Educational Psychology. 36 (2). 297 - 322.

Behavior Change 


  • Meade, L, B. M, L, Bearne.  Sweeney, L H. Alageel, S, H. Godfrey, E ,L. (2018) Behaviour change techniques associated with adherence to prescribed exercise in patients with persistent musculoskeletal pain: Systematic review. British Journal of Health Psychology. 24 (1). 10-30.

  • Arnautovska, U. O´Callaghan, F. Hamilton, K. (2018). Behaviour change techniques to facilitate physical activity in older adults: what and how. Ageing and Society. 38 (12). 2590 - 2616.

  • Bird, E, L. Panter, J. Baker, G. Jones, T. Ogilvie, D. (2018). Predicting walking and cycling behaviour change using an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour. Journal of Transport and Health.  10. 11-27.

  • Jee-Won Kang, Young Namkung, (2019) "The role of personalization on continuance intention in food service mobile apps: A privacy calculus perspective", International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 31 Issue: 2, pp.734-752

  • Bowie, Christopher & Grossman, Michael & Gupta, Maya & Holshausen, Katherine & Best, Michael. (2016). Action-Based Cognitive Remediation for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses: Effects of Real-World Simulations and Goal Setting on Functional and Vocational Outcomes. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal. 40 (10)1037

  • Winch, Alison & Moberly, Nicholas & Dickson, Joanne. (2014). Unique associations between anxiety, depression and motives for approach and avoidance goal pursuit. Cognition & emotion. 29. 1-11

  • Alfonsson, S., Johansson, K., Uddling, J., & Hursti, T. (2017). Differences in motivation and adherence to a prescribed assignment after face-to-face and online psychoeducation: an experimental study. BMC psychology, 5(1), 3.


  • Zhao J, Freeman B, Li M. Can Mobile Phone Apps Influence People’s Health Behavior Change? An Evidence Review. J Med Internet Res 2016;18(11):e287

  • Schoeppe, S et al. (2017). Apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents: a review of quality, features and behaviour change techniques. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14:83.

  • E.A.Arens.P.Zeier.C.Schwieren.H.Huisgen.The perils of aiming too high: Discrepancy between goals and performance in individuals with depressive symptoms. (2018). Journal of behaviour therapy and experimental psychology. 58. 12-17.

  • Heekerens, J.B. & Heinitz, K. J Happiness Stud (2019) 20: 1379. 

  • Ying Zhang, Jian Zhang, Jingjing Li, (2018) "The effect of intrinsic and extrinsic goals on work performance: Prospective and empirical studies on goal content theory",Personnel Review, Vol. 47 Issue: 4, pp.900-912

  • Bowie, Christopher & Grossman, Michael & Gupta, Maya & Holshausen, Katherine & Best, Michael. (2016). Action-Based Cognitive Remediation for Individuals With Serious Mental Illnesses: Effects of Real-World Simulations and Goal Setting on Functional and Vocational Outcomes. Psychiatric rehabilitation journal. 40 (10)1037

  • Winch, Alison & Moberly, Nicholas & Dickson, Joanne. (2014). Unique associations between anxiety, depression and motives for approach and avoidance goal pursuit. Cognition & emotion. 29. 1-11.

  • Davis, W.E., Kelley, N.J., Kim, J. et al. Motivating the academic mind: High-level construal of academic goals enhances goal meaningfulness, motivation, and self-concordance.Motiv Emot 40, 193–202 (2016)

Wellbeing and technical solutions


  • Bakker, D. Richard, N. (2019). Engagement with a cognitive behavioural therapy mobile phone app predicts changes in mental health and wellbeing: MoodMission. Australian Psychologist. Early View.

  • Bush, N. E., Armstrong, C. M., & Hoyt, T. V. (2019). Smartphone apps for psychological health: A brief state of the science review. Psychological Services, 16(2), 188-195.

  • Katie Morton, Mark Beauchamp, Anna Prothero, Lauren Joyce, Laura Saunders, Sarah Spencer-Bowdage, Bernadette Dancy & Charles Pedlar (2015) The effectiveness of motivational interviewing for health behaviour change in primary care settings: a systematic review, Health Psychology Review, 9:2, 205-223, DOI: 10.1080/17437199.2014.882006

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  • Pavlacic, J. M., Buchanan, E. M., Maxwell, N. P., Hopke, T. G., & Schulenberg, S. E. (2019). A Meta-Analysis of Expressive Writing on Posttraumatic Stress, Posttraumatic Growth, and Quality of Life. Review of General Psychology, 23(2), 230–250. 

  • Reinhold, M, Bürkner, P‐C, Holling, H. Effects of expressive writing on depressive symptoms—A meta‐analysis. Clin Psychol Sci Pract. 2018; 25:e12224

  • Scaling-up treatment of depression and anxiety: a global return on investment analysisChisholm, Dan et al. The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 3, Issue 5, 415 - 424


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