Science

Learn about the science of happiness, also known as positive psychology, and the scientists and psychologist behind the science.

Positive Psychology

The Promise of Positive Education

Should character strengths like grit and resilience in the classroom? Schools around the country are trying it, with positive results.

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Positive Psychology

The New Definition of Happiness

Positive psychology experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain that our preception of happiness may depend largely on how we define it.

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News & Trends

The Universal Language of Happiness

The Live Happy team was out in full force at the United Nations’ 2nd Annual International Day of Happiness.

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Research

Celebrations of Happiness Past

Professor Darrin McMahon provides a historical perspective on the celebration of happiness.

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Positive Psychology

The Science of Post-Traumatic Growth

Post-traumatic growth is the phenomenon of people becoming stronger and creating a more meaningful life in the wake of staggering tragedy or trauma. They don’t just bounce back, they bounce higher than they ever did before.

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Positive Psychology

The Flow in All of Us

For decades now, scientists have found that being in flow translates to accelerated performance, a shortcut on the path to mastery....

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Research

Top 10 Happiest Major Market Cities

Whether it’s family, finances or football, what makes Americans happy is literally all over the map.

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Positive Psychology

The New Pursuit of Happiness

After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to do with whatever you like. You want,...

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Positive Psychology

Gene therapy

Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications for our physical health.

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Education

Positive Education: The School of Wellbeing

Positive education is about developing your child’s sense of well-being and social responsibility.

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