The professor's Coursera class, which tackles the topic of the psychology of personal happiness, drew 2.2 million people to enroll online.
I asked Santos one of those no-stupid-questions questions: How do I really tell if an activity is making me happier? "One of the interesting things about our emotions is [that] we usually know how they feel, but they're often buried because we don't take time to be mindful or be present with how things are feeling. Everyone struggles with this because mindfulness takes a little bit of work."
2020-01-22 · Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things…
20+ min read · 2019-09-23 · First published Wed Jul 6, 2011; substantive revision Mon Sep 23, 2019 What is happiness? This question has no straightforward answer, because the meaning of the question itself is unclear. What…
5 min read · Apr 15th · The joys of money are nothing without other people.
At low levels, money improves well-being. Once you earn a solid living, however, a billionaire is not likely to be any happier than you are.
Just because most people generally don’t get happier as they get richer beyond a certain point doesn’t mean that they can’t. In fact, no matter where we sit on the income scale, with a little knowledge and practice any of us can use money to bring more happiness.
2 min read · 2020-03-24 · Yale psychology professor Laurie Santos’s course “Psychology and the Good Life” is the most popular class in the history of the university. Now it’s available for anyone to take f…
From 2016 · Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.
3 min read · 2020-04-18 · A study of the history of happiness shows that even nations bounce back.
a measure of subjective well-being computed for each country separately, might also correlate with historical events, such as wars, the Roaring '20s, and other economic indicators, such as gross domestic product (GDP) and longevity.
sentiment tends to be quite resilient over time. People bounce back from wars and fall predictably from highs.