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We are misnamed. We call ourselves Homo sapiens, the “wise man,” but that’s more of a boast than a description. What makes us wise? What sets us apart from other animals?

The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, will be released today at the United Nations at an event celebrating International Day of Happiness.

2nd Festival of Positive Education + Appreciative Inquiry Summit
Where Inspration Meets Action

June 25-28, 2018
Fort Worth Convention Center

In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Dr. Angela Duckworth shows parents, students, educators, athletes, and business people that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit."

A new book by William Damon and Anne Colby - The Power of Ideals: The Real Story of Moral Choice - explores the nature and uses of authentic humility, along with other essential virtues that support a fulfilling moral life.

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.