Happiness & SWB

Interesting articles about happiness as a branch of positive psychology, as well as important research findings about happiness and subjective wellbeing.


What is Eudaimonia? Aristotle and Eudaimonic Wellbeing

There are a million different ways to define happiness. Especially in the field of psychology, where operational definitions are a constant work in progress. Eudaimonia [...]


19 Cliché Happiness Quotes – Are They Science-Based?

You don’t have to look very far to find some of the many, many quotes on happiness that exist. But do you ever wonder how [...]

How to Find True Happiness (According to Psychology)

What does it mean to be truly happy? There are many philosophical schools of thought regarding the concept of happiness and its cultivation. For instance, [...]

Is happiness genetic

Is Happiness Genetic? An Update on Recent Research

We all seem to know someone who appears to have a constant and endless sunny disposition, whatever the “weather.” Are they born happy? Is it [...]

What is Happiness

What Is Happiness and Why Is It Important? (+ Definition)

What is happiness? It seems like an odd question, but is it? Do you know how to define happiness? Do you think happiness is the [...]

Psychology of happiness

Psychology of Happiness: A Summary of the Theory & Research

I will admit that when I learned that I was to write an article on the psychology, theory, and science of happiness, I thought “easy!”. [...]

Success versus happiness

Success Versus Happiness: What Is More Important?

What is more important to you, happiness or success? According to psychologist Daniel Gilbert, who is a psychology professor at Harvard, happiness is the ultimate [...]

Best Happiness Books

15 Best Happiness Books and Are They Worth Your Time?

There is a wealth of material out there about happiness. Perhaps your ‘taste-buds’ have been tempted by reading about happiness – either on this website, [...]

Happiness at Work

3 Secrets to Happiness at Work According to Research

Organizations are investing increasing amounts of money and resources in improving happiness at work, from team-building exercises and fun consultants to Google’s Chief Happiness Officer [...]

Inner Peace and Happiness

How to Find Inner Peace and Happiness (Incl. Mantras)

Inner peace is closely related to happiness. From Buddhist philosophy to Mahatma Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, they have all been strong proponents of inner [...]

3 Happiness Exercises Pack [PDF]