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

Jordan Peterson, author of the best-selling 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, may be one of the most famous... See more
Join an intimate conversation on modern racism, hate, and the growing alt-right social movement with one of America’s... See more
Clothing and recreational equipment company Patagonia has sued the Trump administration over its resolution to reduce... See more
True, sustainable social change is difficult to achieve, and historically very few donors have been willing to make big... See more
Many of us fear that sooner or later we’ll be considered disposable, that our absence won’t be noticed, that our... See more
Institutions and communities across America are divided over politics, culture, identity, and the overall direction of... See more

Pages