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Positive Psychology Timeline


This positive psychology timeline explains what happened when in the science of happiness.
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What is PERMA?


PERMA is an acronym that stands for the five elements developed by Martin Seligman that account for what makes up the “good life."

Profile: Christopher Peterson


A profile of Christopher Peterson, one of the pioneers in the positive psychology field and director of the Values In Action (VIA) project.
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What is Gross National Happiness?


Gross National Happiness (GNH) is an indicator originally developed in Bhutan to obtain a better understanding of the wellbeing of its citizens.
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Profile: Martin Seligman


Martin Seligman has since become a champion of the positive in an extraordinary range of applications.
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Profile: Sonja Lyubomirsky


More about Sonja Lyubomirsky author of The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, But Doesn’t, What Shouldn’t Make You Happy, But Does.
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The President’s Address by Martin Seligman


Martin Seligman’s American Psychology Association’s President’s Address from 1998.
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Profile: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has dedicated his career to the study of what he calls flow, the state of being fully engaged in the activity of the moment.
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Illustration by Bill Cahalan. © Live Happy Media.

Happiness Revolution

Positive Psychology

Trace the history of positive psychology, from its start as an abandoned research project to the revolution ignited by a few passionate scientists.
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3 Ways to Spread Success and Happiness

Positive Psychology

In this excerpt from his latest book, Before Happiness, Shawn Achor builds on the themes from his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage.


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