The Science of Happiness


The Science of Happiness

On this page you will find research, worksheets, and videos that teach the foundations of happiness, including some key ideas. This is a great place to start if you want to begin practicing happiness. 

Filling out the following worksheet will help you identify the pros and cons of
practicing happiness behaviors and lifestyle changes.

Pro and Con Lists of Happiness

Here's a research article describing the
hedonic adaptation phenomenon, or the "new normal".

Hedonic Adaptation and Negative Experiences

Did you know that you are in control of 40% of your happiness?
Read this article by researchers Sonja Lyubomirsky, Kennon Sheldon, and
David Schkade to learn more specifics about how that number was determined. 

Pursuing Happiness


See the videos linked below for further information and examples about the 40% rule and hedonic adaptation. 

Sonja Lyubromirsky: What Determines Happiness

Would winning the lottery make you happier? - Raj Raghunathan

The Hedonic Treadmill, Explained