Friday, August 10, 2007

The Science of Happiness

Wouldn't you like to know what makes people happy? Well Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Jeanne Nakamura certainly do! The two psychology professors from Claremont Graduate University even started a new doctoral program dedicated to this research. Yesterday's Los Angeles Times article "The lowdown on upbeat," by Stuart Silverstein, discusses man's age-old question...what makes people happy?

The rising popularity of positive psychology studies human happiness and its correlation to quality of life. The studies will be conducted by monitoring hundreds of people over a week and paging them at random times in the day to see how they are feeling and what they are doing at that moment. The emergence of positive psychology is groundbreaking because never before has psychology bothered with topics concerning philosophy, theology, and art.

Click here to read the article!

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