Module 1 – Understanding Wellbeing and Resilience

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Martiny-Huenger, T., Bieleke, M., Oettingen, G., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2016). From thought to automatic action: Strategic and spontaneous action control by if-then planning. In Reflective and impulsive determinants of behavior (pp. 69–84).

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Oettingen, G., Marquardt, M. K., & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2012). Mental contrasting turns positive feedback on creative potential into successful performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48(5), 990–996.

Oettingen, G., & Mayer, D. (2002). The motivating function of thinking about the future: Expectations versus fantasies. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83(5), 1198–1212.

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Wu, G., Feder, A., Cohen, H., Kim, J. J., Calderon, S., Charney, D. S., & Mathé, A. A. (2013). Understanding resilience. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(February), 1–15.

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