Science

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

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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What is Flow?

Flow is a positive psychology concept that focuses on focus.

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What Does It Mean to Thrive?

People who are thriving tend to live longer and lead healthier lives.

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What is Positive Psychology?

Positive psychologists also focus on the strengths that make life worth living and restoring a healthy balance to wellbeing.

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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.”

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Profiles

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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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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The President’s Address by Martin Seligman

Martin Seligman’s American Psychology Association’s President’s Address from 1998.

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