The Groundbreaking Journal For Men

Book References

Below is a list of all the research and photography used in the book, This Book Will Make You Stronger by MindJournal.


All the incredible photographs in the book have been kindly provided by Unsplash.


Pennebaker, J. W. (2004). Writing to heal: A guided journal for recovering from trauma and emotional upheaval. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press.

Pennebaker, J.W. & Smyth, J. (2016). Opening Up by Writing it Down: The Healing Power of Expressive Writing (Third edition). New York: Guilford.

Pennebaker, J. W. (1997). Writing about emotional experiences as a therapeutic process. Psychological Science, 8, 162-166.

Mehl, M. R., Vazire, S., Ramirez-Esparza, N., Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Are women really more talkative than men? Science, 317, 82.

Pennebaker, J. W., & Chung, C. K. (in press). Expressive writing: Connections to physical and mental health. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), Oxford handbook of health psychology. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

A Test and Extension of Lane andTerry’s (2000) Conceptual Model of Mood-Performance Relationships Using a Large Internet Sample: Andrew M. Lane, Peter C. Terry, Tracey J. Devonport, Andrew P. Friesen and Peter A. Totterdell. Research Centre for Sport Exercise Performance, University of Wolverhampton, Walsall, UK, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD, Australia, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Janice Ellis (2016). Escape The Matrix of Depression. ECKO Publishing.

Pennie Murray. Giving Myself Permission: Putting Fear and Doubt in Their Place. GMP Publishing, January, 2013.

Brené Brown. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. Avery (2015).

Elizabeth Gilbert. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Riverhead Books (2015).

What Happy People Do Differently: The key to satisfaction is doing things that feel risky, uncomfortable, and occasionally bad.
By Robert Biswas-Diener, Todd B. Kashdan

American Psychiatric Assn. Publishing4 Secrets to Improving our Health and Mental Health By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on April 04, 2017 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk

Beware Of Anger By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain

How to Craft Compelling Goals ... and 4 ways good goals set us up for success. By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D.

Kaufman, S. B. & Gregoire, C. (2015). Wired to create: Unraveling the mysteries of the creative mind. New York, NY: Perigee.

Killingsworth, M. A., & Gilbert, D. T. (2010). A wandering mind is an unhappy mind. Science, 330 (6006), 932.

Somer, Eli. (2002). Maladaptive daydreaming: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. 32:2-3, 197-212.

Jonathan Becher,, “Quotes on Saying No.”

Kathryn J. Lively, Ph.D. Why Women Have a Hard Time Saying No

Susan Albers, Ph.D. 50 More Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food: Mindfulness Strategies to Cope with Stress and End Emotional Eating New Harbinger Publications

Marcia Linehan, Ph.D. DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition Second Edition, and DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheet Edition, Guilford Publishing Co.

Writing a letter as part of your therapy. Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Anne-Marie Alger (Psychotherapist, Counsellor, Supervisor, MA, MBACP).

Jolly, M. (2011) What I never wanted to tell you: therapeutic letter writing in cultural context. Journal of Medical Humanities 32 47-59

Wright, J.K. (2005) Writing Therapy in brief workplace counselling. Counselling & Psychotherapy Research 5(2) 111-119

Rubin Khoddam. The Addiction Connection: The Psychology of Forgiveness. A how-to guide on the science behind learning to forgive.

Granting Forgiveness or Harboring Grudges: Implications for Emotion, Physiology, and Health. Charlotte van Oyen Witvliet, Thomas E. Ludwig, & Kelly L. Vander Laan (2001).

Do Role Models Matter? An Investigation of Role Modeling as an Antecedent of Perceived Ethical Leadership. Michael E. Brown & Linda K. Trevino. Journal of Business Ethics 122 (4):1-12 (2013).

Wheel of Life by Paul J. Meyer.

General Psychology (2013). How can writing improve your health?

Keeping a diary makes you happier. The Guardian, February 15.

Seih, Y. T., Lin, Y. C., Huang, C. L., Peng, C. W., & Huang, S. P. (2008). The benefits of psychological displacement in diary writing when using different pronouns. British Journal of Health Psychology, 13(1), 39-41.

Tony Porter: A call to men. TED Talk. TEDWomen 2010. Filmed December 2010.

10 Ways to Become More Grateful By Robert Emmons. November 17, 2010.

Robert A. Emmons. Gratitude Works!: A 21-Day Program for Creating Emotional Prosperity. Jossey-Bass (April 1, 2013).

Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier Paperback – November 6, 2008 by Robert Emmons.

Howell, R. T, Chenot, D., Hill, G., & Howell, C. J. (2011). Momentary happiness: The role of psychological need satisfaction. Journal of Happiness Studies, 1, 1-15.

A hip-hop state of mind. Akeem SuleEmail the author Akeem Sule, Becky Inkster. Published: 10 November 2014

Sanderson, Helen & Goodwin, Gill (2007): Person Centred Thinking Stockport: HSA Press.

Brown, M. E., & Treviño, L. K. (2013). Do role models matter? An investigation of role modeling as an antecedent of perceived ethical leadership. Journal Of Business Ethics.

Plomin, R. (1990). Nature and nurture. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

The biology of fear- and anxiety-related behaviours.
Thierry Steimer, PhD. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2002 Sep; 4(3): 231–249.

Developing Explana.ons the ‘vulnerability - stress’ model (after: Zubin & Spring 1977).

The stress bucket (based upon: Brabban & Turkington 2002).

Repressed Emotions Can Lead to Dis-Ease: The Mind-Body Connection. December 27, 2016 by Dr. Jessica Peatross.

Sadness and anger: Boys, girls, and crying in adolescence. Santiago-Menendez, Mahal; Campbell, Anne. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, Vol 14(4), Oct 2013, 400-410.

Crying As A Sign Of Weakness By Michael Schreiner | January 22, 2016.

A Crying Shame: When is crying allowed in boys and girls? Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. Posted Nov 04, 2013.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson. HarperOne (17 Nov. 2016).

Why It’s Time You Started a Fuck-It List. Bianca Bass. Aug 9, 2016.

“I Don’t” versus “I Can’t”: When Empowered Refusal Motivates Goal-Directed Behaviour. Vanessa M. Patrick and Henrik Hagtvedt. Journal of Consumer Research. Vol. 39, No. 2 (August 2012), pp. 371-381. Published by: Oxford University Press.

The Power of No by Judith Sills Ph.D., published on November 5, 2013.

The Psychological Cost of Never Saying No By Harley Therapy March 24, 2015.

Benefiting from creative activity: The positive relationships between creative activity, recovery experiences, and performance-related outcomes. Published in Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, v87, pp. 579-598.

Psychology of Procrastination: Why People Put Off Important Tasks Until the Last Minute. Five questions for Joseph Ferrari, PhD by American Psychological Association.

Still Procrastinating?: The No Regrets Guide to Getting it Done. By Joseph R. Ferrar (10 Sep 2010).

Cox, W. M., & Klinger, E. (Eds.) (2011). Handbook of motivational counseling: Goal-Based Approaches to Assessment and Intervention in Addiction and Other Problems (2nd ed.). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Klinger, E. (1990). Daydreaming. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher (Putnam).

Klinger, E. (2013). Goal commitments and the content of thoughts and dreams: Basic principles. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00415.

J. David Creswell, Janine M. Dutcher, William M. P. Klein, Peter R. Harris, John M. Levine. Self-Affirmation Improves Problem-Solving under Stress. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (5): e62593.

Sherman, D. K., & Cohen, G. L. (2006). “The psychology of self-defense: Self-affirmation theory.” In M. P. Zanna (Ed.) Advances in Experimental Social Psychology (Vol. 38, pp. 183-242). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Self-affirmation activates brain systems associated with self-related processing and reward and is reinforced by future orientation. Christopher N. Cascio  Matthew Brook O’Donnell  Francis J. Tinney Matthew D. Lieberman  Shelley E. Taylor  Victor J. Strecher  Emily B. Falk. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci (2016) 11 (4): 621-629. Published: 05 November 2015.

The Psychology of Change: Self-Affirmation and Social Psychological Intervention. Annual Review of Psychology
Vol. 65:333-371 (Volume publication date January 2014) 
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115137.

Positive Self-Statements. Power for Some, Peril for Others
Joanne V. Wood, W.Q. Elaine Perunovic, John W. Lee
First Published July 1, 2009.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend. TED Global 2013 Filmed June 2013.

Does the perception that stress affects health matter? The association with health and mortality. Keller, Abiola; Litzelman, Kristin; Wisk, Lauren E.; Maddox, Torsheika; Cheng, Erika Rose; Creswell, Paul D.; Witt, Whitney P. Health Psychology, Vol 31(5), Sep 2012, 677-684.