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Welcome to the Authentic Happiness Website!

Here you can learn about Positive Psychology through readings, videos, research, surveys, opportunities and more.

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals and communities to thrive.

International Positive Education Network is Launched

Discover Positive Health

Our health care system has long focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. But health is more than absence of disease. Positive Health focuses on promoting people’s positive health assets—strengths that can contribute to a longer, healthy life.

TANG Foundation awards its inaugural Achievements in Psychology to Dr. Martin Seligman

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) Program

at the University of Pennsylvania


The questionnaires on Authentic Happiness measure character strengths and different aspects of happiness and well-being.  It's free to take our questionnaires, but you'll first need to register.

What Are Your Well-being Scores?

Find out with our Facebook quiz!
And contribute to well-being research.

Facebook Well-Being Quiz

Get your personal PERMA well-being scores! Try our new fun and easy Facebook quiz and participate in social media well-being research!

Positive Psychology Books

Check out the huge variety of books on positive psychology.

MAPP Program

Learn to apply the principles and tools of positive psychology to any professional domain or as preparation for further study in a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. program, in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Theory of Well-Being