Science

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

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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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The President’s Address by Martin Seligman

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

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Profiles

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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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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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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Positive Psychology

Happiness Revolution

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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