The Science of Happiness

What makes happy people, happy?

Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Cheeriness is linked to living longer, how hard we work, physical function as we age, and an improved immune system, among other health benefits.

After researching the “Science of Happiness” we found a few helpful takeaways that we’d like to share with you:

Courses & Interesting Sites

Greater Good Science Center

Based at the University of Berkeley, California studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.

The Science of Happiness Course

First MOOC to teach positive psychology. Learn science-based principles and practices for a happy, meaningful life.

Positive Psychology Center

Scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive. The field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.

Authentic Happiness Website

Website providing free resources where people can learn about Positive Psychology through readings, videos, research, opportunities, conferences, questionnaires with feedback and more.

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