Publications and CV

You will find below a list of my publications (you can also consult my Google Scholar Profile). Feel free to email me ( to request copies of articles or chapters.



Lacasse, J. J., Forgeard, M. J. C., Jayawickreme, N., & Jayawickreme, E. (2013). The factor structure of the CES-D in a sample of Rwandan genocide survivors. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Mecklenburg, A. C. (2013). The two dimensions of motivation and a reciprocal model of the creative process. Review of General Psychology, 17, 255-266.  

Forgeard, M. J. C. (2013). Perceiving benefits after adversity: The relationship between self-reported posttraumatic growth and creativity. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7, 245-266.

Jayawickreme, E., Forgeard, M. J. C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2012). The engine of well-being. Review of General Psychology, 16, 327-342. 

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2012). Seeing the glass half full: A review of the causes and consequences of optimism. Pratiques Psychologiques, 18, 107-120.

Jayawickreme, E., & Forgeard, M. J. C. (2011). Insight or data: Using non-empirical sources in teaching positive psychology. Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 499-505.

Forgeard, M. J. C., Haigh, E. A. P., Beck, A. T., Davidson, R. J., Henn, F. A., Maier, S. F., Mayberg, H. S., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Beyond depression: Towards a process-based approach to research, diagnosis, and treatment. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18, 275-299. 

Forgeard, M. J. C. (2011). Happy people thrive on adversity: Pre-existing mood moderates the effect of mood inductions on creativity. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 904-909. 

Forgeard, M. J. C., Jayawickreme, E., Kern, M. L. & Seligman, M. E. P. (2011). Doing the right thing: Measuring wellbeing for public policy. International Journal of Wellbeing, 1, 79-106.  

Forgeard, M., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2010). Pour que le verre soit toujours à moitié plein. Cerveau & Psycho, 37, 48-53.

Hyde, K., Lerch, J., Norton, A. C., Forgeard, M., Winner, E., Evans, A., & Schlaug, G. (2009). Musical training shapes structural brain development. Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 3019-3025. 

Hyde, K., Lerch, J., Norton, A. C., Forgeard, M., Winner, E., Evans, A., & Schlaug, G. (2009). The effects of musical training on structural brain development: A longitudinal study. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169, 182-186. 

Schlaug, G., Forgeard, M., Zhu, L., Norton, A., Norton, A., & Winner, E. (2009). Training-induced neuroplasticity in young children. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169. 205-208. 

Forgeard, M., Winner, E., Norton, A., & Schlaug, G. (2008). Practicing a musical instrument in childhood is associated with enhanced verbal ability and nonverbal reasoning. PLoS One, 3

Forgeard, M., Schlaug, G., Norton, A., Rosam, C., Iyengar, U., & Winner, E. (2008). The relationship between music and phonological processing in normal-reading children and children with dyslexia. Music Perception, 25, 383-390. 

Forgeard, M. (2008). Linguistic styles of eminent writers suffering from unipolar and bipolar mood disorder. Creativity Research Journal, 20, 81-92. 


Forgeard, M. J. C., Mecklenburg, A. C., Lacasse, J. J., & Jayawickreme, E. (in press). “Bringing the whole universe to order:” Creativity, healing, and posttraumatic growth. Invited chapter in J. C. Kaufman (Ed.), New ideas about an old topic: Creativity and mental illnessNew York: Cambridge University Press. 

Blackie, L. E .R., Roepke, A .M., Forgeard, M. J. C., Jayawickreme, E. & Fleeson, W. (in press). Act well to be well: The promise of changing personality states to promote well-being. In A. C. Parks (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychological interventions. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Forgeard, M. J. C., & Eichner, K. V. (in press). Creativity as a target and tool for positive interventions. In A. C. Parks (Ed.), Handbook of positive psychological interventions. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Forgeard, M. J. C., Kaufman, S. B., & Kaufman, J. C. (2013). The psychology of creative writing. In G. Harper (Ed.), Blackwell companion to creative writing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Forgeard, M. J. C. (2011). Mood and creativity: Unpacking the puzzle. Invited chapter in L. Della Pietra (Ed.), Perspectives on creativity (vol. 2, pp. 188-211). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.