Suggested Resources


Creating Your Best Life by Caroline Adams Miller and Michael Frisch



Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney


Brain Science of Love:

Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow by Marnia Robinson

Wired for Intimacy by William Struthers

Love Sense by Sue Johnson


Developing a Powerful Mind:

The Whole-Brained Child by Daniel Siegel

Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel

Anatomy of the Soul by Curt Thompson


Meaningful Life:

The Exceptional Seven Percent by Gregory Popcack


Workbook to increase meaningful value-driven goals:


Love Sense by Sue Johnson

Wired for Love by Stan Tatkin Dr. Todd Bowman, PhD


Counselor specializing in marriage/family counseling and sexual addiction


Natural Hormone Balance:

Body logic website:

Look up teachers and doctors to manage fertility and hormonal health naturally:


Positive and Productive Emotion:

The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard Davidson and Sharon Begley

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson


Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives On Homeostasis:

Archer, D.F., Thomas, M.A., Conard, J., Merkatz, R.B., Creasy, G.W., Roberts, K., . . . Sitruk-Ware R. (2016). Impact on hepatic estrogen-sensitive proteins by a 1-year contraceptive vaginal ring delivering Nestorone® and ethinyl estradiol. Contraception, 93(1), 58-64.

Kirschbaum, C., Kudielka, B.M., Gaab, J., Schommer,  N.C., & Hellhammer,  D.H. (1999). Impact of gender, menstrual cycle phase, and oral contraceptives on the activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis. Psychosomatic Medicine, 61(2), 154-162. Kumsta,  R., Entringer, S., Hellhammer, D.H., & Wüst, S. (2007). Cortisol and ACTH responses to psychosocial stress are modulated by corticosteroid binding globulin levels. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 32(8-10), 1153-1157.

Lucis, O.J., & Lucis, R. (1972). Oral contraceptives and endocrine changes. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 46(4), 443–450.

Mawet, M., Maillard, C., Klipping, C., Zimmerman, Y., Foidart, J.M., Coelingh-Bennink, H.J. (2015). Unique effects on hepatic function, lipid metabolism, bone and growth endocrine parameters of estetrol in combined oral contraceptives. The European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care, 20(6), 463-475.

Sitruk-Ware, R., & Nath, A. (2011). Metabolic  effects of contraceptive  steroids. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 12(2), 63-75.


Fertility Management Systems/Natural Birth Control:

Frank-Herrmann, P., Heil, J., Gnoth, C., Toledo,  E., Baur, S., Pyper, C., . . . Freundl, G. (2007). The effectiveness of a fertility aware- ness based method to avoid pregnancy in relation to a couple’s sexual behaviour during the fertile time: a prospective longitudinal study. Human Reproduction, 22(5), 1310-1319.

Pallone, S.R., & Bergus, G.R. (2009). Fertility awareness-based methods: another option for family planning. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 22(2), 147-157. 

Weschler, T., (2015)  Taking  charge  of your fertility. New York, NY: William Morrow Paperbacks. 

Winston, M. (2003). Your fertility signals: Using them to achieve or avoid pregnancy, naturally. St. Louis, MO: Smooth Stone Press.


Productive Emotion:

Ochsner, K.N., & Gross, J.J. (2008). Cognitive emotion regulation  insights from social cognitive and affective neuroscience. Cur- rent Directions in Psychological Science, 17(2), 153-158. 

Davies,  S. (2013). Laughology: improve your life with the science of laughter. Carmarthen, Wales: Crown House Pub Ltd. Fredrickson, B.L. (2009). Positivity: top-notch research reveals the upward spiral that will change your life. New York, NY: Crown Publishing Group. 

Davidson, R.J. (2013). The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel and live--and how you can change them. New York, NY: Penguin Publishers.

Hilgers, T.W. (2004). The medical and surgical applications  of NaPro TECHNOLOGY. Omaha, NE: Pope Paul VI Institute. Kligler, B., & Lee, R. (2004). Integrative medicine:  Principles for practice (1st ed.). New York, NY: McGraw  Hill Companies. Knobil, E. (1980). The neuroendocrine control of the menstrual cycle. Recent Progress in Hormone Research, 36, 53-58. 

Ma, C., Xie, J., Huang, X., Wang, G., Wang, Y., Wang, X., & Zuo, S. Thyroxine alone or thyroxine plus triiodothyronine  replacement therapy for hypothyroidism. Nuclear Medicine Communications, 30(8), 586-593.

Schwartz, E. (2002). The hormone solution: Naturally alleviate symptoms of hormone imbalance from adolescence through menopause. New York, NY: Warner Books. 

Stanford, J.B., Parnell, T.A., & Boyle,  P.C. (2008). Outcomes from treatment of infertility with natural procreative technology in an Irish general practice. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 21(5), 375-384. 

Wade, M.E., McCarthy, P., Braunstein,  G.D., Abernathy, J.R., Suchindran, C.M., Harris, G.S.,  . . . Uricchio, W.A. (1981) A randomized prospective study of the use-effectiveness  of two methods of natural family planning. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 141(4), 368-376. 

Werbach, M., & Moss,  J. (1999). Textbook of nutritional medicine.  Tarzana,  CA: Third Line Press.



Freeman, E.W., Sammel, M.D., Lin, H., Rickels, K., & Sondheimer, S.J. (2011). Clinical subtypes of premenstrual syndrome and responses to sertraline treatment. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 118(6), 1293-1300. 

Halbreich, U., O’Brien,  P.M., Eriksson, E., Bäckström, T., Yonkers, K.A., & Freeman,  E.W. (2006). Are there differential symptom profiles that  improve in response to different pharmacological treatments  of premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder?  CNS Drugs, 20(7), 523-547. 

Imai,  A., Ichigo,  S., Matsunami, K., & Takagi, H. (2015). Premenstrual syndrome: management  and pathophysiology. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 42(2), 123-128. 

Mesen, T.B., & Young, S.L. (2015). Progesterone and the luteal phase  requisite to reproduction.  Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinics of North America, 42(1), 135–151. 

Monteleone P., Luisi, S., Tonetti, A., Bernardi, F., Genazzani, A.D., Luisi,  M., . . . Genazzani, A.R. (2000). Allopregnanolone  concentrations and premenstrual syndrome. European Journal of Endocrinology, 142(3), 269-273. 

Rapkin, A.J., & Akopians, A.L. (2012). Pathophysiology of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Menopause Int., 18(2), 52-59.

Shiah, I.S., & Yatham, L.N. (1998). GABA function in mood disorders: An update  and critical review. Life Sciences, 63(15), 1289–1303. 

Timby, E., Bäckström, T., Nyberg, S., Stenlund,  H., Wihlbäck, A.C. &, Bixo, M. (2016). Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder have altered sensitivity to allopregnanolone over the menstrual cycle compared to controls-a pilot study. Psychopharmacology (Berl), 233(11), 21090-2117. 

Turkmen, S., Backstrom, T., Wahlstrom, G., Andreen, L., & Johansson, I-M. (2011). Tolerance to allopregnanolone with focus on the GABA-A receptor. British Journal of Pharmacology, 162(2), 311–327. 

Wang, M., Seippel, L., Purdy, R.H., Bãckström, T. (1996). Relationship between symptom  severity and steroid variation in women with premenstrual syndrome: study on serum pregnenolone, pregnenolone sulfate, 5 alpha-pregnane-3,20-dione and 3 alpha-hydroxy-5 alpha-pregnan-20-one. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism, 81(3), 1076-1082.


Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives:

Alvergne,  A., & Lummaa, V. (2010).  Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans? Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25(3), 171-179. Grant, E.C. (1985). The bitter pill: How safe is the perfect contraceptive?  London: Transworld Publishers Ltd. Grant, E.C. (1996). Sexual chemistry: Understanding our hormones, the pill and HRT. London: Michelin House. 

Little, A.C., Burriss, R.P., Petrie,  M., Jones, B.C., & Roberts, S.C. Oral contraceptive use in women changes preferences for male facial masculinity and is associated with partner facial masculinity. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 38(9), 1777-1785. 

Pletzer, B.A., & Kerschbaum, H.H. (2014). 50 years of hormonal contraception—time to find out, what it does to our brain. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8, 256. 

Seaman,  B., & Seaman,  G. (1977). Women and the crisis in sex hormones.  Brattleboro,  VT: The Book Press. Seaman, B. (1980). The doctor’s case against the pill. New York, NY: Doubleday and Company, Inc. Vaughan, P. (1970).  The pill on trial. New York, NY: Coward-McCann, Inc. 

Vliet,  E.L. (2001). Screaming to be heard: Hormone connections women suspect and doctors still ignore. New York, NY: M. Evans and Company, Inc. 

Wilks, J. (1996). A consumer’s  guide to the pill and other drugs. Melbourne, Australia: TGB Books.

Hankinson, S.E., & Eliassen, A.H. (2010) Circulating sex steroids and breast cancer risk in premenopausal women. Horm Cancer, 1(1), 2–10. Ho, E. (2004). Zinc deficiency, DNA damage and cancer risk. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 15, 572-578. Kahlenborn, C., Modugno, F., Potter,  D.M., & Severs,  W.B. (2006). Oral contraceptive use as a risk factor for premenopausal breast cancer: A meta-analysis. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 81(10), 1290-1302. 

Key, T., Appleby, P. Barnes, I., Reeves, G., Endogenous Hormones and Breast Cancer Collaborative Group. (2002). Endogenous sex hormones and breast cancer in postmenopausal women: reanalysis of nine prospective studies. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 94(8), 606–616. 

Kumle,  M. Weiderpass,  E., Braaten, T., Persson, I., Adami,  H.O., & Lund,  E. (2002).  Use of oral contraceptives and breast cancer risk: The Norwegian-Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health Cohort Study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, 11(11), 1375-1381. 

Liao,  D.J., & Dickson, R.B. (2002).  Roles of androgens in the development, growth, and carcinogenesis of the mammary gland. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 80(2), 175-189. 

Lund,  E., Meirik,  O., Adami,  H.O., Bergstrom, R., Christoffersen, T., & Bergsjø,  P. (1989). Oral contraceptive use and premenopausal breast cancer in Sweden and Norway: Possible effects of different pattern of use. International Journal of Epidemiology, 18, 527-532. 

Menendez, J.A., Oza, B.P., Colomer,  R., & Lupo, R. (2005). Estrogenic activity of synthetic progestins used in oral contraceptives enhances fatty acid synthase-dependent breast cancer cell proliferation and survival. International Journal of Oncology, 26(6), 1507-1515. 

Mueck,  A.O., Seeger,  H., & Lippert, T.H. (2002). Estradiol metabolism and malignant disease. Maturitas,  43(1), 1-10. 

Olsson, H., Moller, T.R., & Ranstam, J. (1989). Early contraceptive use and breast cancer among premenopausal women: Final report from a study in southern Sweden. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 81, 1000-1004. 

Pike, M.C., Henderson, B.E., Krailo,  M.D., Duke, A., & Roy, S. (1983). Breast  cancer  in young women and use of oral contraceptives: Possible modifying effect of formulation and age at use. The Lancet, 926-929. 

Prema, K., & Ramalakshin, B.A. (1980).  Serum  copper  and zinc in hormonal contraceptive users. Fertility and Sterility, 33, 267-271. 

Rinzler,  C. (1993). Estrogen and breast cancer: A warning to women. New York, NY: McMillan Publishing. 

Sweeney, C., Giuliano, A.R., Baumgartner, K.B., Byers, T., Herrick, J.S., Edwards, S.L., & Slattery, M.L. (2007). Oral, injected and implanted contraceptives and breast cancer risk among U.S. Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women. International Journal of Cancer, 121(11), 2517-2523. 

Webb,  J.L. (1980). Nutritional effects of oral contraceptive  use: A review. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 25, 150-156. William, G., Anderson, E., Howell, A., Watson, R., Coyne, J., Roberts, S.A., & Potten, C.S. (1991). Oral contraceptive (OCP) use increases proliferation and decreases oestrogen receptor content of epithelial cells in the normal human breast. International Journal of Cancer, 48, 206-210. 

Yager, J.D., & Davidson,  N.E. (2006). Estrogen carcinogenesis in breast cancer. The New England Journal of Medicine, 354(3), 270–282. 

Yager, J.D., & Liehr, S.G. (1996). Molecular mechanisms of estrogen carcinogenesis. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 36, 203-232.


The Pill’s Link to Cardiovascular Disease:

Asare, G.A., Santa, S., Ngala, R.A., Asiedu, B., Afriyie, D., & Amoah, A.G. (2014). . Effect of hormonal contraceptives on lipid profile and the risk indices for cardiovascular  disease in a Ghanaian community. International Journal of Women’s Health, 6, 597-603. Nainggolan, L., & Barclar,  L. (2007). Oral Contraceptives Increase Risk of Plaques. Medscape Medical News. Retrieved from 

Olatunji, L.A., Soladoye, A.O., & Adegoke, O.A. (2004).  Effect  of combined oral contraceptive steroids on plasma lipids, lipid peroxidation and nitric oxide biosynthesis in female rats. Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine, 14(3). 

Soska, V., Fiala, J., Nebeskab,  K., Jarkovsky, J., & Hruba, D. (2011). The atherogenic  index of plasma is increased by hormonal contraception. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation, 71(2), 94-100.


Natural Hormone Balance Treatment:

Freundl, G., Godehardt,  E., Kern, P.A., Frank‐Herrmann,  P., Koubenec, H.J., & Gnoth, C. (2003). Estimated  maximum failure rates of cycle monitors using daily conception probabilities in the menstrual cycle. Human Reproduction,  18(12), 2628-2633. Greydanus, D.E., Omar, H.A., Tsitsika, A.K., & Patel, D.R. (2009). Menstrual disorders  in adolescent females: Current concepts. Disease-A-Month, 55(2).



Frankl, V.E. (1984). Man’s search for meaning: An introduction to logotherapy.  New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Kogan, M.  (2001). Where happiness lies: Social scientists  reveal their research  findings in the realm of positive psychology. American Psychological Association, 32(1). 

Matthieu, R. (2013). Altruism: The power of compassion  to change  yourself and the world. New York, NY: Hachette  Book Group. Peterson,  C., & Seligman, M.E.P. (2004). Character  strengths and virtues:  A handbook  and classification. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Popcak, G. (2000). The exceptional seven percent:  The nine secrets  of the world’s happiest  couples. New York, NY: Citadel Press Books. 

Seligman, M.E.P. (2004). Authentic happiness:  Using the new positive psychology to realize your potential  for lasting fulfillment. New York, NY: Atria Books.


Reproductive Hormones and Normal Physiology:

Carr,  B.R., & Blackwell, R.E. (1998). Textbook of reproductive medicine. Stanford, CT: Simon  & Schuster. Chedrese,  P. (2009). Reproductive endocrinology: A molecular approach. Saschatchewan, Canada: Springer. 

Pfaffl,  M.W., Lange, I.G., Daxenberger,  A., & Meyer, H.H.D. (2001). Tissue-specific expression pattern of estrogen receptors (ER): Quantification of ER‐ and ER‐ mRNA with real-time RT-PCR. APMIS, 109, 345-355. 

Scarpin, K.M., Graham, J.D., Mote, P.A., & Clarke, C.L. (2009). Progesterone action in human  tissues: Regulation by progesterone receptor (PR) isoform expression, nuclear positioning and coregulator  expression. Nuclear Receptor Signaling, 7. Published Online. Retrieved from


Hormonal Contraceptives: Three Assumptions:

Barot, S. (2013). In search of breakthroughs: Renewing support  for contraceptive research  and development.  Guttmacher Policy Review, 16(1), 24-30. 

Kost, K., Singh,  S., Vaughan, B., Trussell, J., & Bankole, A. (2008). Estimates  of contraceptive failure from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception,  77(1), 10-21. 

Vaughan, B., Trussell, J. Kost, K., Singh,  S., & Jones, R. (2008). Discontinuation and resumption of contraceptive use: results from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception,  78(4), 271-283.


Pill and Breast Cancer:

Akhter, S., Shamsuzzaman, A.K., Siddiqui, N., & Hossain,  Z. (2005).  Serum  zinc status of rural women taking combined OC. Mymensingh Medical Journal, 14(2), 128-132. 

Anderson, T.J., Battersby, S., King, R.J., McPherson, K., & Going, J.J. (1989). Oral contraceptive use influences resting breast proliferation. Human Pathology, 20, 1139-1144. 

Beji, N.K., & Reis, N. (2007). Risk factors for breast cancer in Turkish women: A hospital-based case-control study. European Journal of Cancer Care, 16(2), 178-184. 

Birrell, S.N., Butler, L.M., Harris, J.M., Buchanan,  G., & Tilley, W.D. (2007). Disruption of androgen receptor  signaling by synthetic progestins may increase risk of developing breast cancer. FASEB  J., 21(10), 2285-2293. 

Brinton, L.A., Daling, J.R., Liff,  J.M., Schoenberg, J.B., Malone, K.E., Stanford, J.L.,  . . . Hoover, R.N. (1995). Oral contraceptives and breast cancer risk among younger women. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 87(11), 827-835. 

Chie,  W.C., Li, C.Y., Huang, C.S., Chang, K.J., Yen, M.L., Lin, R.S. (1998). Oral contraceptives and breast cancer risk in Taiwan, a country of low incidence of breast cancer and low use of oral contraceptives. International Journal of Cancer, 77(2), 219-223. Chilvers, C. (1989). Oral contraceptive use and breast cancer risk in young women. UK National Case-Control Study Group. The Lancet, 973-982. 

Doisneau-Sixou, S.F., Sergio,  C.M., Carroll, J.S., Hui, R., Musgrove,  E.A., & Sutherland, R.L. (2003). Estrogen and antiestrogen regulation of cell cycle progression in breast cancer cells. Endocrine-Related Cancer, 10(2), 179-186. 

Eigeliene, N., Harkonen, P., & Erkkola,  R. (2006).  Effects of estradiol and medroxyprogesterone acetate on morphology, proliferation and apoptosis of human breast tissue in organ cultures. BioMed Central, 6, 246. 

Gupta, M., McDougal, A., Safe, S. (1998). Estrogenic and antiestrogenic activities of 16alpha- and 2-hydroxy metabolites of 17beta-estradiol in MCF-7 and T47D human breast cancer cells. The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 67(5–6), 413–419. 

Xu, X., Brown, L., Aron, A., Cao, G., Feng, T., Acevedo, B., & Weng, X. (2012). Regional brain activity during early-stage  intense romantic love predicted relationship outcomes after 40 months: an fMRI assessment. Neurosci Lett., 526(1), 33-8.


Mindsight Section:

Abbeduto, L., Seltzer, M.M., Shattuck,  P., Krauss, M.W., Orsmond, G. & Murphy, M.M. Psychological well-being and coping in mothers of youths with autism, Down syndrome, or fragile X syndrome. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 109(3), 237-254. 

Baumgardner, S.R., & Crothers, M.K. (2009). Positive Psychology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education. Daly, L.A., Haden,  S.C., Hagins, M., Papouchis, N., & Ramirez, P.M. (2015).  Yoga and emotion regulation in high school students: A randomized controlled trial. Evidence Based Complement  Alternative  Medicine. Published online. 

Gard, T., Noggle, J.J., Park, C.L., Vago, D.R., & Wilson,  A. (2014). Potential self-regulatory mechanisms of yoga for psychological health. Front Hum Neurosci., 8, 770. 

Mackenzie, C.S., Poulin, P.A., & Seidman-Carlson, R. (2006).  A brief mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention for nurses and nurse aides. Applied Nursing Research, 19(2), 105-109. 

Vago, D.R., & Silbersweig, D.A. (2012). Self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-transcendence (S-ART): a framework for understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of mindfulness. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6, 296. 

Wang, Y. & Kong, F. (2014). The role of emotional intelligence in the impact of mindfulness on life satisfaction and mental distress. Social Indicators Research, 116(3), 843–852.



Johnson, S. (2004). The practice of emotionally focused couple therapy: Creating connection. New York, NY: Taylor and Francis Books. 

Levine, A., & Heller, R. (2010). Attached: The new science of adult attachment and how it can help you find and keep love. Lon- don: Penguin Books. 

Solomon, M. & Tatkin,  S. (2011). Love and war in intimate relationships: Connection, disconnection, and mutual regulation in couple therapy. New York, NY: WW Norton Company. 

Tatkin, S. (2011). Wired for love: How understanding your partner’s brain and attachment style can help you defuse conflict and build a secure relationship. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications. 

Siegel, D.J. (2013). Brainstorm: The power and purpose of the teenage brain. New York, NY: The Penguin Group.


Sexual Self-Regulation:

Baumeister, R.F., & Tierney, J. (2011). Willpower: Rediscovering the greatest human strength. New York, NY: Penguin Group. 

Fong, T.W. (2006). Understanding and managing compulsive sexual behaviors. Psychiatry (Edgmont), 3(11), 51–58. 

Nordqvist, C. (2014). What is sexual addiction (compulsive sexual behavior?) What causes sexual addiction? Medical News Today.


Coolidge Effect:

Fernández-Guasti, A., & Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2003). Pharmacological and physiological aspects of sexual exhaustion in male rats. Scand J Psychol., 44(3), 257-263. 

Hood, S.D., Potokar, J.P., Davies, S.J., Hince, D.A., Morris,  K., Seddon,  K.M., . . . Argyropoulos, S.V. (2010). Dopaminergic challenges in social anxiety disorder: evidence for dopamine D3 desensitization following successful treatment with serotonergic antidepressants. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 24(5), 709-716. 

Phillips-Farfán, B.V., & Fernández-Guasti,  A. (2009).  Endocrine, neural and pharmacological aspects of sexual satiety in male rats. Neurosci Biobehav., 33(3), 442-455. 

Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2015). Glutamatergic transmission is involved in the long lasting sexual inhibition of sexually exhausted male rats. Pharmacol Biochem Behav., 131, 64-70.

Stoessel, C., Stiller, J., Bleich, S., Bönsch, D., Doerfler, A., Garcia, M., . . . Forster, C. (2011). Differences and similarities on neuronal activities of people being happily and unhappily in love: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neuropsychobiology, 64(1), 52-60. 

Voon V., Mole, T.B., Banca,  P., Porter,  L., Morris,  L., Mitchell,  S.,  . . . Irvine, M. (2014). Neural Correlates of Sexual Cue Reactivity in Individuals with and without Compulsive  Sexual Behaviours. PLoS ONE, 9(7). 

Gollwitzer, P.M., Fujita, K., & Oettingen, G. (2004) Planning and the implementation of goals. In K. Vohs & R.F. Baumeister (Eds.), Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications (pp. 211-228). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 

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. 

Hagger, M.S., Wood, C., Stiff, C., & Chatzisarantis, N.L. (2010). Ego depletion and the strength model of self-control: a meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 136(4), 495. 

Kay, A.C., Wheeler, S.C., Bargh, J.A., & Ross, L. (2004). Material priming: The influence of mundane physical objects on situational construal and competitive  behavioral choice. Organizational  Behavior and Human  Decision Processes, 95(1), 83-96. Moffitt, T.E., Arseneault, L., Belsky, D., Dickson, N., Hancox, R.J., Harrington, H.,  . . . Caspi, A. (2011). A gradient  of childhood self-control predicts health, wealth, and public safety. PNAS, 108 (7), 2693-2698. 

Muraven, M., & Baumeister, R.F. (2000). Self-regulation and depletion of limited resources: Does self-control resemble a muscle? Psychological Bulletin, 126(2), 247. 

Rahinel, R., Redden, J.P., & Vohs, K.D. (2011). An orderly mind is sensitive to norms. Unpublished manuscript, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 

Seligman, M. E. (2011). Learned optimism: How to change your mind and your life. New York, NY: Random House. 

Tangney, J. P., Baumeister,  R.F., & Boone, A.L. (2004). High self‐control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success. Journal of Personality, 72(2), 271-324.

Ticea, D.M., Baumeister, R.F., Shmuelib, D., & Muravenc, M. (2007). Restoring the self: Positive affect helps improve self-regulation following ego depletion. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(3), 379–384. 

Vohs, K.D., & Baumeister, R.F. (2011). Handbook of self-regulation: Research, theory, and applications (2nd ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 

Webb, T.L., & Sheeran, P. (2003). Can implementation intentions help to overcome ego-depletion? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 39(3), 279–286.



Seligman, M.E.P. (2012). Flourish: A visionary new understanding  of happiness and well-being. New York, NY: Atria Books.

Siegel, D., (2012). The developing mind: How relationships and the brain interact to shape who we are (2nd ed.). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. 

Stevenson, B., & Wolfers, J. (2009). The paradox of declining female happiness. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, 1(2), 190-225.


The Brain “On Love”:

Acevedo, B.P., Aron, A., Fisher, H.E., & Brown, L.L. (2011). Neural correlates of long-term intense romantic love. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7(2), 145-159. 

Evans, S.L., Dal Monte, O., Noble, P., & Averbeck, B.B. (2014) Intranasal oxytocin effects on social cognition: a critique. Brain Res., 1580, 69-77. 

Fernández-Guasti, A., & Rodríguez-Manzo, G. (2003). Pharmacological and physiological aspects of sexual exhaustion in male rats. Scand J Psychol, 44(3), 257-263. 

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