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. · Go to Tal Ben-Shahar: Posi­tive psychology →