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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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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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Profiles

Profile: Martin Seligman

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

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Profiles

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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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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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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Positive Psychology

3 Ways to Spread Success and Happiness

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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Profiles

Profile: Ed Diener

Ed Diener, Dr. Happiness, has mastered the art and science of putting accurate numbers to the subjective experience of human wellbeing.

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Profile: Barbara Fredrickson

Barbara Fredrickson’s broaden-and-build theory showed conclusively that positive emotions play a critical role in human development.

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