The Psychology of Happiness

How do “experience” and “memory” shape well-being? Author Jonathan Haidt talks about three of the ten great truths from his book The Happiness Hypothesis. To be a great truth, it has to arise on multiple continents and multiple eras, but what we tend to find is that these truths occur to everybody who thinks about the human condition.

Does happiness come from the outside or the inside? And what happens when the two conflict?

Festival: 2011

More on this Session

Read transcript now

Watch and Listen: Society

Many patients have said, "Having a heart attack was the best thing that ever happened to me," or "Being diagnosed with... See more
The head of Shambhala (a global network of over 200 meditation and retreat centers) inspires participants by sharing... See more

Pages