Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness | Tal Ben-Shahar

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness | Tal Ben-Shahar

October 4th, 2006
Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness
Tal Ben-Shahar, Professor of psychology, Harvard

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.

PBS | NPR Forum Network program with the Museum of Science, Boston


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