Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness



Tal Ben-Shahar discusses current research on the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make a difference in one’s life.

The study of happiness or of enhancing the quality of our lives, has been dominated by pop-psychology (much charisma, but relatively little substance) and academia (much substance, but isolated from most people’s everyday lives). Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human functioning, creates a bridge between the Ivory Tower and Main Street, making rigorous academic ideas accessible to all. Tal Ben-Shahar, instructor of the most popular course at Harvard University, discusses the findings of current research on the science of happiness and introduces ideas and tools that can actually make a difference in one’s life.

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April 29, 2014 / 17 Comments / by / in
  • After all that and we basically just end up with "smell the roses".

  • Definitely worth watching. These are the six topics he discusses:
    1. Permission to be Human
    2. Simplify
    3. Meaning and Pleasure
    4. Cultivating Healthy Relationships
    5. Mind-Body Connection
    6. Focus on the Positive

  • i LOVE THIS IT IS LONG BUT TAKE YOUR TIME IT IS WORT THIS TIME TO WATCH

  • Thats a belief. We were not ''made'' to specifically ''do'' anything (physically OR mentally) including exercise. The belief of many may support that but its not universally ''true'' as everything is true 😉

  • – very wise man, and he is very serious about happiness. Which in itself "could be" and oxymoron…

  • Happiness is for children, there is another level.

  • I'm Czech and I'm very spokojená 😀

  • This guy reminds me of the medic from Team Fortress 2.

  • great stuff

  • 💓

  • watching 2 hours video to learn how to be happy?
    ain't no body got time for that

  • Awesome video!!

  • This deserves a standing ovation. Wow

  • This is a universal quest. the root of all desires. thank you for presenting this.

  • thanks for making me fall asleep

  • Well worth the two-hour to be reminded of the wisdoms in life.

  • I am grateful for the friend who noted "nothing in particular" (1:33:05) during a walk in the woods. What a gift that modest observation has given us.

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