018 What is Happiness?
This week we’re looking at the science of happiness – what does it mean to be happy? Who has studied happiness? And is there a way you can assure happiness?
Kern, M. L., Waters, L. E., Adler, A., & White, M. A. (2015). A multidimensional approach to measuring well-being in students: Application of the PERMA framework. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10(3), 262–271
Seligman, M. E. P., & Csikszentmihalyi, M. (2000). Positive psychology: An introduction. American Psychologist, 55(1), 5-14
Books and Further Reading:
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realise your Potential for Lasting Fulfilment – Martin Seligman (2011)
Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life – Paul Dolan (2014)
Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life – Marting Seligman (2018)
Sane New World: Taming the Mind – Ruby Wax (2013)
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