Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

WED, OCT 4, 2006 (1:58)

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.

Partner
Museum of Science, Boston
Series
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: The Lobotomist Series
Cambridge Science Festival: Science in Everyday Life Series
Depression: Out of the Shadows Series
Ken Burns: Seeing, Searching, Being Series
Mental Health Month Series
Pursuit of Happiness Series
Romance and the Brain