Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in social psychology from Stanford University. Her research - on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness -- has been honored with a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation grant, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, and a million-dollar grant from NIMH.
Lyubomirsky's 2008 book, The How of Happiness: A New Approach to Getting the Life You Want (Penguin Press) has been translated into 19 languages, and her most recent book, The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does, was released in January, 2013.
She gave this talk at UC San Diego a few days ago.
Published on Apr 4, 2014
What makes people happy? Is happiness a good thing? How can we make people happier still? Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, examines happiness and how we can use our minds as well as coping tools better handle life's challenges. Series: "Stein Institute for Research on Aging" [4/2014]