The Science of Happiness in Positive Psychology
Updated: Sep 28, 2022
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 research in hopes of gaining a better understanding of global wellbeing and meaningful living.
Whether on a global or an individual level, the pursuit of happiness is one that is gaining traction and scientific recognition.
There are many definitions of happiness, and we will also explore those in this article. For now, we invite you to think of a time when you were happy. Were you alone? With others? Inside? Outside.
At the end of this article, revisit that memory. You may have new insight as to what made that moment “happy,” as well as tips to train your brain towards more happiness.
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