I am broadly interested in questions related to positive psychology, political psychology & the study of ethnopolitical warfare, and moral psychology. My current research interests include well-being and post-traumatic growth among populations in Rwanda and Sri Lanka, the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of positive psychology, the effect of monetary incentives on judgments of moral offenses, and friendship patterns that promote well-being.
Psych 166: Positive Psychology
Psych 270: Political Psychology
Psych 270: Well-Being & Public Policy (Spring 2010)
Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., Goonasekera, M.A., & Foa, E.B. (2009). Distress, Well-Being and War: Qualitative Analysis of Civilian Interviews From North-Eastern Sri Lanka. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 7 (3), 204-222
Jayawickreme, N., Jayawickreme, E., Goonasekera, M.A., & Foa, E.B. (2009). Distress, Well-Being and War: Qualitative Analysis of Civilian Interviews from North-Eastern Sri Lanka and Validation of Culturally-Sensitive Measures of Well-Being and Distress. Well-Being and Development. Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo/ SPARC.
Jayawickreme, E., Pawelski, J. & Seligman, M.E.P. (in press). Happiness: Positive Psychology and Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach. In R. Auxier (Ed.). Library of Living Philosophers: The Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum. (Chicago: Open Court)
Jayawickreme, E & Chemero, A. (2008). Ecological Moral Realism: An Alternative Theoretical Framework for Moral Psychology. Review of General Psychology, 12 (2), 118-126