Positive Interventions: More Evidence of Effectiveness
Summary: Satisfaction with life went up and depressive symptoms went down among almost 200 people who did the positive psychology interventions in my Authentic Happiness Coaching course, and let us measure the effects.
Choice and Happiness: Swarthmore Last Collection
Summary: Too much freedom can be bad for well-being. Why you should limit your options, settle for good enough, and not try to always make the best choice. Barry Schwartz, best-selling author of "The Paradox of Choice", is our guest for this issue.
A National Well-Being Index
Summary: Domestic policy makers need more than just economic indicators of what's working and what's not.
Love and Positive Events
Summary: Shelly Gable turns marriage research on its head and finds that couples who report an active/constructive mate are more in love, are more committed, and have more marital satisfaction.
Happiness: The Three Traditional Theories
Summary: Which of the three theories of happiness you believe has implications for how you lead your life.
Testing Positive Interventions
Summary: It's not enough to think it should work. We're after hard evidence of what makes people happier.
Positive Psychology Goes to College
Summary: Can happiness be taught? Early results from a class of 120 college students suggest that it's possible.
Does Suffering Trump Happiness?
Summary: Positive Psychology doesn't replace psychology-as-usual, but adds something important even to those who are suffering.
Positive Psychology for Ninth Graders
Summary: New study underway to explore ways to teach positive psychology in high school and measure the results.
Pleasure, Meaning & Eudaimonia
Summary: New findings indicate that pursuing pleasure does not bring happiness.