Happiness & SWB

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

Philosophy of Happiness

The Philosophy of Happiness in Life (+ Aristotle’s View)

Happiness. It is a term we throw about without much thought these days… my guess is that, actually, you think you know what is meant [...]

Life satisfaction theory

Life Satisfaction Theory & 4 Contributing Factors (+ Scale)

If you’re a bit confused about the many, many terms being thrown around related to happiness, wellbeing, and life satisfaction, you’re not alone! There are [...]

Positive aging

10 Psychological Predictors of Happiness Across the Lifespan

We are bombarded almost daily by social media and emails telling us how to be happy. Much of the advice is contradictory and seldom based [...]

Pollyanna Principle: The Psychology of Positivity Bias

Pollyanna Principle: The Psychology of Positivity Bias

When you think of “bias” you probably think of it in terms of something negative. For example, you might think of being biased against a [...]

Parenthood paradox

Why You Should Have Never Had Kids (If You Want To Be Happy, That Is)

Update September 2019: Wow. It’s been two years since I published this post and the comments are still pouring in. Reading these comments will teach [...]

Seligman’s PERMA+ Model Explained: A Theory of Wellbeing

The pursuit of happiness is one that humans have been working toward since the beginning of time. Yet the concept of “happiness” is often hard [...]


The Science of Happiness in Positive Psychology 101

Happiness has been a human pursuit for as long as we can remember, and positive psychology has taken this concept into the realm of scientific [...]

Headonic treadmill

How to Escape the Hedonic Treadmill and Be Happier

Be honest: For how long does a new coat, handbag, car, or even a promotion or success at work make you genuinely happy? If these [...]

the good life

What Is The Good Life & How To Attain It

There has been a great deal written and said about how to live The Good Life. Yet with more than 8 billion people on this [...]

3 Happiness Exercises Pack [PDF]