This page has selected press coverage on Positive Psychology. Clicking on the links will take you to the articles.


Resilience Press:

July 31, 2017, NPR Radio Forum KQED, Meeting the Challenges of Midlife

February 11, 2016, The New Yorker, How People Learn to Become Resilient

December 28, 2011, CNN, Making Soldiers Fit in Body and Mind

December 13, 2011, PBS NewsHour, Army Program Aims to Build Troops' Mental Resilience to Stress

July 4, 2011, Washington Post, Army Program Works to Make Soldiers Fit in Body and Mind

August 17, 2009, New York Times, Mental Stress Training Is Planned for U.S. Soldiers

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Positive Psychology for Kids: Teaching Resilience with Positive Education


Prospective Psychology Press:

May 19, 2017, New York Times, We Aren't Built to Live in the Moment

May 7, 2014, New York Times, What a Great Trip! And I'm Not Even There Yet

October 22, 2014, Brookings, Free Will: The Missing Link Between Character and Opportunity

June 12, 2015, Science Daily, How We See the Future Can Make Us Depressed Today

December 2012, YouTube Video, Professor Martin Seligman on Prospecting the Future


World Well-Being Project Press:

July 5, 2017, Penn News, Penn Interactive Map Shows Community Traits Built from More than 37 Billion Tweets

April 22, 2017, Bustle, What Your Facebook Profile Picture Says About Your Personality

November 16, 2016, TechRepublic, Big data can reveal inaccurate stereotypes on Twitter, according to UPenn study

May 28, 2016, The Washington Post, These are the words most associated with men and women, according to Facebook status updates

March 24, 2016, Penn Current, Penn scholars distinguish presidential candidates by analyzing their words

January 21, 2015, Washington Post, Tweets can better predict heart disease rates than income, smoking and diabetes, study finds

January 20, 2015, WHYY Newsworks Tonight radio interview, Word choice on Twitter measures a community’s vital signs

August 18, 2014, The Atlantic, What an Introvert Sounds Like


Science of Imagination Project Press:

May 25, 2017, National Geographic, What Makes a Genius?

January 19, 2017, New York Magazine, Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

September 21, 2016, Physics World, In search of claritons

June 20, 2016, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Imagination Man

May 27, 2016, boingboing, What I learned after spending two days with futurists and positive psychologists

January 21, 2016, Penn Current, Q & A with Scott Barry Kaufman

July 13, 2015, Penn News, Imagination Institute at Penn Awards Nearly $3M to Develop ‘Imagination Quotient’

August 12, 2014, TED, Can Imagination be Measured?


More Press:

November 15, 2017, New York Times, How to Be Happy

July 27, 2017, New York Times, Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests

January 3, 2017, New York Times, The Year of Conquering Negative Thinking

January 25, 2017, New York Times, Get Up and Move. It May Make You Happier

July 22, 2015, New York Times, How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

September 14, 2011, New York Times Magazine, What if the Secret to Success is Failure?

January 13, 2012, New York Times, Perfectly Happy, Even Without Happy Endings

May 16, 2011, New York Times, A New Gauge to See What’s Beyond Happiness

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Positive Psychology: Power of positive thinking is psychology’s latest focus

May 29, 2009, Times Online (UK), Pupils bounce back with ‘happiness lessons’

May 17, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, Happy school

May 9, BBC News, Teachers learn to teach toughness

January 7, 2007, New York Times Magazine, Happiness 101

December 17, 2006, U.S. News & World Report, Get Happy, and You'll Live Longer

November 26, 2006, New York Times Magazine, What it Takes to Make a Student (Cover Story)

November 19, 2006, CNN, Special on Happiness:
Happiness at Work
The Truth about Happiness May Surprise You
Happiness: The Elusive Emotion

September 26, 2006, Wall Street Journal, Therapy That Keeps on the Sunny Side of Life: Rising Number of Therapists Focus on the Positive Instead of Bad Parents, Other Demons

April 30, 2006, BBC, The Science of Happiness (Six-Part TV Series on Happiness)

October 2, 2005, The Sunday Times Magazine, So what do you have to do to find happiness?

January 17, 2005, Time Magazine, The Science of Happiness (Cover Story & Special Issue)

December 24, 2002, The Washington Post, The Happy Heretic

September 3, 2001, U.S. News & World Report, Happiness Explained: How to Make Yourself Happy (Cover Story)

More Press Coverage on Positive Psychology

September 10, 2009, Talk of the Nation, Army to Train Soldiers in Emotional Resiliency

September 9, 2009, CBS, How to de-stress for every work situation

September 6, 2009, Annapolis Capital, Achieving happiness: Why happiness at work is important

September 3, 2009, South Manchester Reporter, ‘Happiness’ classes way forward

September 3, 2009,, When work doesn’t make you happy

August 27, 2009, Success Magazine, Take control of your joy

August 26, 2009, PR Newswire, Australia’s contribution to health and ultra-longevity

August 25, 2009, Boston Globe, Happiness: A buyer’s guide

August 24, 2009, Publishers Weekly, Irrational Exuberance

August 24, 2009, BBC News, Health Check

August 24, 2009, Canada Free Press, Gross national misery: Brought to you by the United States Government

August 23, 2009, Pacific Free Press, Breaking human beings (scientifically)

August 22, 2009, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Combating stress is good for your heart and good for your health

August 20, 2009, Fairfield Minuteman, Unlocking gratitude

August 20, 2009, Medical News Today (UK), American soldiers to undergo mental toughness training

August 19, 2009, Babble Australia, Don’t curb their enthusiasm!

August 18, 2009, Media Newswire (press release), Researcher: Business can survive recession by capitalizing on positivity

August 18, 2009, Wall Street Journal Blogs, More training for soldiers, with feeling

August 18, 2009, FoxNews, Army seeks to mentally toughen up combat troops with resiliency classes

August 17, 2009, New York Times, Army will train soldiers to cope with emotions

August 15, 2009, The Guardian (UK), How to feel up in a downturn

August 15, 2009, The Guardian (UK), How to have happy relationships

August 15, 2009, The Guardian (UK), How to be happy in yourself

August 15, 2009, The Guardian (UK), What makes you happy?

August 11, 2009, Huffington Post, Optimism drives Americans toward the horizon

August 10, 2009, New York Times Blogs, Oh, Sting, Where is thy death?

August 9, 2009, Business Management Daily, Finding the silver lining in a recession

August 6, 2009, Daily Pennsylvanian, Psych center to train military personnel

August 6, 2009, USA Today, Happiness: Staying positive in negative territory

August 5, 2009, United States Army (press release), Army developing master resiliency training

August 5, 2009, Economic Times, Keep moving ahead despite anxieties

August 4, 2009, Fitness Business Pro, Army wellness program to be included in basic training

August 3, 2009, ABC Online, ‘Happiness meter’ analyses, blogs, tweets

August 3, 2009,, 6 ways to be happier at work

August 3, 2009, Shields Gazette, Programme helps needy youngsters

August 2, 2009, Seattle Post Intelligencer, The worry cure

August 2, 2009, Winnipeg Free Press, It’s a theory of here and now…. And it ain’t pretty

July 30, 2009, Newswise (press release), Happiness in turbulent times: Father-son team says positive gains can be made in psychological wealth

July 30, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, Penn center to help Army with stress

July 29, 2009, Los Angeles Times, All right, all right! We’ll try to be happier! Jeesh.

July 28, 2009, Politics Daily, America on the ‘ash heap’: New book says our end is near

July 26, 2009, San Antonio Express, A new take on finding happiness

July 25, 2009, Wall Street Pit, The increasing economic inequality

July 22, 2009, Courier Mail (AU), Boys taught to be sensitive ‘new age’ men,23739,25816755-952,00.html

July 22, 2009, Men’s News Daily, Evil in the name of (drug company) business

July 21, 2009, The Guardian (UK), On the Evolution of God

July 18, 2009, Shanghai Daily, Reaping the bitter harvest of the pursuit of happiness

July 18, 2009, Huffington Post, Is the World Ready for a Positive Psychology?

July 17, 2009, BCLocalNews, We are experts on our own health

July 16, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, Coalition aiding military children meets in Phila.

July 16, 2009, San Francisco Chronicle, The How of Happiness

July 16, 2009, Management Today (UK), How to make your staff more optimistic

July 15, 2009, Washington Post, GERGEN & VANOUREK: Predicting 'healthy aging'

July 12, 2009, National Post (Canada), How to stay happy during the recession

July 9, 2009, Dallas Observer, Come on, get happy: Trading life in the cubicle for “The Life of Enlightenment”

July 8, 2009, Science Daily (press release), Positive emotions increase life satisfaction by building resilience

July 7, 2009, Charleston Post and Courier, Are you happy?

July 6, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, Psychology of thriving

July 4, 2009, (press release), Dr. Andrea Goeglein, expert in happiness, to give Keynote Address

July 2, 2009, The Hindu, Researcher in search of ‘happiness gene’

June 29, 2009, Herald Times Reporter, Tips for unleasing your gratitude guru

June 26, 2009, Business Day, It’s time to put your feet up

June 25, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Using Positive Psychology in your relationships

June 25, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Health Buzz: Feds fight Medicare fraud and other health news

June 25, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, In pursuit of a happiness gene

June 25, 2009, MedIndia, Hunting for ‘Happiness Genes’: Research

June 25, 2009, eMediaWire (press release), The problem with strengths-based leader development

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Positive Psychology for Kids: Teaching resilience with positive education

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, How Positive Psychology can increase your happiness

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Positive Emotional Psychology: Have a ‘daily diet’ of positive emotions

June 24, 2009, U.S. News & World Report, Positive Psychology: Power of positive thinking is psychology’s latest focus

June 21, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, Psychologists converge on Philadelphia to study happiness

June 19, 2009, eMediaWire, Positive music aims to bring hope and build resilience for the children of South Africa

June 18, 2009, eMediaWire, Peak Achievement Training © to introduce new neurovideofeedback

June 18, 2009, PR Newswire (Press Release), First World Congress on Positive Psychology Kicks Off Today With Talks by Two of the World's Most Renowned Psychologists, Martin Seligman and Philip Zimbardo, in Philadelphia, Birthplace of Positive Psychology

June 17, 2009, Chicago Daily Herald, Former Villa Park man publishes book on happiness

June 17, 2009, USA Today, Uplift in good times shows happy couples

June 17, 2009, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thinking positive: Psychologists gather in Philly to take stock of our well-being

June 10, 2009, Times of India, Mind set: Of thank you and sorry

June 3, 2009, TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin, What makes us happy?

May 29, 2009, Times Online (UK), Pupils bounce back with ‘happiness lessons’

May 14, 2009, DoD News Release, Tragedy Highlights Need for Mental Health Help, Casey Says

May 9, 2009, BBC News, Teachers learn to teach toughness

May 6, 2009, PR Web (press release), Hummingbird reinvents life coaching with

May 4, 2009, Express Buzz (India), A different FOCUS

May 3, 2009, Washington Post, A positive spin on life

May 1, 2009,, On a small budget, what can we do to ‘wow’ our clients?

April 30, 2009, Children & Young People Now (UK), Resilience programme improves wellbeing of pupils in trial areas

April 29, 2009, Troy Media Corporation, Volunteering is good for your career

April 29, 2009, Daily Times (Pakistan), Comment: Learned Helplessness

April 27, 2009, The Choate News, Harvard’s anchor preaches happiness at Krause lecture

April 25, 2009, The Times (South Africa), Out of adversity…

April 23, 2009, KFSM, 10 secrets to finding happiness during the recession,0,7292262...

April 22, 2009, New York Times Blogs, The ‘Clockwork Orange’ Approach

April 15, 2009, National Post (Canada), The leader’s edge in tough times

April 12, 2009, Times Online (UK), Open mind: gratitude therapy

April 9, 2009, Globe and Mail, Talk into tune

April 8, 2009, Lake County News, Mendocino College professor to speak at national conference

April 8, 2009, Times Online (UK), Estonia’s Bank of Happiness: Trading good deeds

April 1, 2009, Tribune (UK), BOOKS: Look on the bright side

April 1, 2009, Stars and Stripes, Seminar gives professionals tips to help troubled children

March 29, 2009, Globe and Mail (Canada), Should doctors be able to cherry-pick patients?

March 27, 2009, Mormon Times, Happiness is a learned behavior

March 24, 2009, BYU Newsnet, Seligman shares ways to be happy

March 20, 2009, The National (UAE), You’ve got a hold on me

March 17, 2009, Daily Times (Pakistan), GCU to hold conference on ‘Culture and Mental Health’

March 16, 2009, Maktoob Business (Press Release), Scientific insights from Middlesex University Dubai Psychology Conference

March 15, 2009, Macworld Canada, Happiness is a Warm iPhone

March 15, 2009, Huffington Post, Happiness myth no. 10: It’s selfish to try to be happier

March 12, 2009, Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden), Attvara lycklig är en relative känsla

March 12, 2009, Insciences Organisation (Switzerland), New research suggests key to happiness is gratitude and men may be locked out

March 10, 2009, Expansión & Empleo, El coeficiente de optimism

March 10, 2009, Washington Post, The joy of meaning and purpose

March 10, 2009, Daily Telegraph, Fear of job loss sees workers sent to happiness courses,22049,25161139-5006007,00....

March 9, 2009, Response Source (press release), The UK’s first interactive text-based advice service

March 9, 2009, Newswise (press release), Making a new beginning in the face of global recession

March 9, 2009, Huffington Post, Barry Schwartz on incentives, education and making wise choices

March 8, 2009, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Give yourself 10 minutes a day

March 8, 2009, Investment News, Advisers grapple with stress amid downturn

March 5, 2009, The Santa Barbara Independent, Pages and Sages

March 5, 2009, The Australian, Collateral damage in the quest to accentuate the positive

March 4, 2009, Straits Times (Singapore), Recession Hero

March 3, 2009, (press release), Research investigates Kiwi’s wellbeing

March 1, 2009, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Living well: There’s a downside to positive thinking

March 1, 2009, Daily Telegraph (Australia), Serious business of being happy,22049,25119581-5001030,00....

February 28, 2009, The Australian, How to be happy

February 27, 2009, Geelong Advertiser, MP defends ‘leading edge’ happiness seminar at Geelong Grammar

February 26, 2009, The Australian, Happiness classes for teachers are not a waste, says Julia Gillard

February 26, 2009, Economic Times, How positive psychology can boost your business

February 26, 2009, The Australian, And another thing…

February 26, 2009, Sydney Morning Herald, Government spends $1m on happiness workshops

February 26, 2009, The Australian, $1 million junket to keep federal fat cats happy,25197,25107823-5013871,00.html

February 26, 2009, Herald Sun (Australia), Public servants ‘learn to be happy’ – for $650000,21985,25107635-662,00.html

February 25, 2009, The Australian, Government spends $1m on happiness workshops

February 25, 2009, ABC Online (Australia), Govt defends spending on psychology, leadership courses

February 25, 2009, The West Australian, ‘Happiness’ workshops cost govt $1m

February 25, 2009, Geelong Advertiser (Australia), Geelong Grammar in $1m senate happiness bunfight

February 23, 2009, Huffington Post, Changing the brain’s radio station: From suffering to relief

February 24, 2009, Nanaimo Daily News, In times of disaster we must be ready to look after ourselves

February 22, 2009, The Hindu, Perceptions of failure

February 22, 2009, Diario Vasco, Adiestrarse para ser feliz

February 20, 2009, The Complete Lawyer, Learn happiness strategies and become happier

February 20, 2009, New Statesman (UK), Assisted death 2

February 19, 2009, Penn Current, Penn opens up

February 17, 2009, Delaware County Daily Times, ‘Positive psychology’ has negative results

February 16, 2009, University of Pennsylvania Press Release, World Health Organization chair to deliver inaugural address at Positive Health lecture series

February 16, 2009, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association launches campaign to help lawyers battle depression

February 16, 2009, Business to Business (New Zealand), Ten questions in ten minutes

February 16, 2009, The Age, Mind the children

February 12, 2009, AsiaOne, When times are bad it’s time to be better

February 12, 2009, South Coast Today, LaRoche prescribes laughter for these trying times

February 11, 2009, Providence Journal, Restoration of consumer confidence a necessary ingredient for recovery

February 10, 2009, Customer Think, Customer experience, emotions and the recession

February 10, 2009, Daily Pennsylvanian, Psych students sample Naked Chocolate

February 9, 2009, WFIE-TV, Experiences bring more joy than possessions do

February 8, 2009, Bellingham Herald, Junior achievement finds students ready to learn economic lessons

February 6, 2009, Houston Chronicle, C’mon, get happy

February 5, 2009, Huffington Post, Citizen confidence: are American’s having “honeymoon blues”?

February 5, 2009,, Charlotte hosts happiness professor Tal Ben-Shahar

February 2, 2009,, What do you mean, be happy?

February 2, 2009, AsiaOne (Singapore), Joy to you and me

February 1, 2009, Deseret News, The pursuit of happiness,5143,705281973,00.html

February 2009, American Journal of Psychiatry, Spiritual evolution: A scientific defense of faith

January 29, 2009, Huffington Post, Positive Psychology: Hard core ‘happiness’ nerds – and Goldie Hawn

January 28, 2009, Washington Post, Latch on to the affirmative

January 25, 2009, Annapolis Capital, Achieving Happiness: Being happy up to you

January 25, 2009, Herald Sun (Australia), We pay for a ‘love-in’,21985,24957653-662,00.html

January 23, 2009, New York Magazine, Yes, we (possibly) can!

January 23, 2009, Scotsman, Optimism: Where did it go and can we get it back?

January 22, 2009, Chicago Tribune, Suddenly, an ‘up’ attitude could be downright cool

January 21, 2009, Times Online, Obama may be the ‘no we can’t’ President

January 21, 2009, Economic Times, Confront negative feelings head-on

January 19, 2009, New Zealand Herald, Students download the recipe of happiness

January 18, 2009, The Sunday Times, The Optimist: One man’s Search for the Brighter Side of Life by Laurence Shorter (book review)

January 18, 2009, Annapolis Capital, Achieving happiness: When the going gets tough, the tough get help

January 16, 2009, The Times- Picayune, Making a life list and checking it twice

January 12, 2009, Rocky Mountain News, What price happiness?

January 5, 2009, The Korea Times, ‘Be thankful to be happy’

January 5, 2009, North Star Writers Group, Three questions to get your children really talking

January 5, 2009, Media Newswire (press release), A view on healthy development

January 4, 2009, The Hindu, Through the lens of gratitude

January 3, 2009, Times Online (UK), How to be an optimist

January 3, 2009, Times Online (UK), How to think yourself successful

January 2, 2009, Livemint (India), The science of euphoria

December 31, 2008, Portsmouth Herald News, Creating new habits for the upcoming year

December 30, 2008, PR Newswire (press release), Focus your New Year’s Resolutions on the little things that make you happier

December 28, 2008, El Pais (Spain), La ciencia descubre las claves de la felicidad

December 28, 2008, Annapolis Capital, Achieving happiness: How to survive the painful times of your life

December 27, 2008, Chandigarh Newsline, Psychology professor selected for international project

December 27, 2008, The Daily Sound, The science of happiness

December 26, 2008, Bisnis Indonesia, How far can you go?

December 16, 2008, Huffington Post, 10 Things science says will make you happy

December 16, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Arun Abey: When giving is the best way to get

December 16, 2008, Aberdeen Press and Journal, Relentless pursuit of happiness should ring alarm bells for all

December 11, 2008, Toronto Star, Feel uplifted? There’s a good reason

December 11, 2008,, Science news straight from the source

December 5, 2008, The Week Magazine, Holding on to happiness in hard times

December 4, 2008, Boston Globe, Happiness has its own network

December 3, 2008, Media Newswire (press release), Tuck’s women in Business club and McKinsey focus on creating women leaders

December 2, 2008,, Old and happy? It’s a matter of attitude

November 30, 2008, Irish Independent, Keane on charge

November 28, 2008, United States Army (press release), Warrior Care: Army chief partners with civilian medical community

November 27, 2008, San Francisco Bay Times, The Science of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2008, Men’s News Daily, I’m Positive About Parenting

November 26, 2008, New York Times, Even if You Can’t Buy It, Happiness is Big Business

November 22, 2008, The Australian, How positive thinking can turn a dollar

November 22, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Lady in charge? Join the club

November 20, 2008,, Taming the black dog

November 20, 2008, Kennebec Journal, Wealth redistribution seems a pretty good idea

November 19, 2008, PR Web (press release), Harvard Happiness Professor, Tal Ben-Shahar, Launches ‘Positive Psychology in Difficult Times’

November 19, 2008, PR Web (press release), New Poll Reveals Teens Lack Positive Role Models

November 16, 2008, Huffington Post, Keep Stoking the Positivity

November 16, 2008, San Francisco Chronicle, Happiness and Its Causes conference

November 15, 2008, San Angelo Standard Times, True grit distinguishes military

November 14, 2008, Daily Pennsylvanian, Group gets active about mental health

November 14, 2008, The Phoenix, One Day you’ll learn

November 10, 2008, Writers Group, Revenge Does Not Pay

November 7, 2008,, The knowing/doing gap

November 6, 2008, University of Pennsylvania Press Release, Role of Optimism in Obama’s Election

November 6, 2008, Washington University Record, Understanding People

November 5, 2008, Huffington Post, It’s a Mental Game

November 5, 2008, Cambridge Evening News, Midlife Crisis? What Crisis?

November 2, 2008, Give in to temptation and fail in life

November 1, 2008, Psychology Today, Confessions of a late-bloomer

November 3, 2008, The Australian, Research to reveal roots of temptation

November 3, 2008, The Gazette (Montreal), In the search for happiness the plot often thickens

November 2, 2008, New Zealand Herald, How to be happy

November/December 2008, Psychology Today, The Art of Now - Six Ways to Live in the Moment

October 27, 2008, North Star Writers Group, How to Take the Power Away from Bad Memories

October 26, 2008, Annapolis Capital, Achieving Happiness: Stop comparing yourself to others

October 26, 2008, Huffington Post, Presidential Depression: Dealing With Post-Election Blues

October 24, 2008, Exchange Morning Post, Creativity Fulfillment and Flow

October 23, 2008, Herald Sun (Australia), Civilising kids a bigger picture,21985,24537850-5000117,00.html

October 22, 2008, New York Times, Big ideas, and where they come from

October 21, 2008, Irish Times, Happiness is an instant to catch

October 20, 2008, American Chronicle, What videos are you playing in your mind?

October 20, (Austria), Colleen Cook to speak at The World Congress on Obesity in Washington, D.C.

October 18, 2008, Tehran Times (Iran), Can too much self-esteem be bad for your child?

October 18, 2008, The Economic Times (India), Too positive for one’s own good?

October 14, 2008,, One day university

October 11, 2008, Toronto Star, Research shows gratitude a positive force

October 10, 2008,, Happiness at work- the top 3 issues

October 7, 2008, Washington News Journal (OH), Hospice of Dayton to host Dr. Joan Borysenko

October 5, 2008, Chicago Tribune, Experts try to unlock mysteries of happiness

October 4, 2008, Irish Times, Trying to raise awareness of mental health problems

October 3, 2008, Forbes, Centered leadership: How talented women thrive

October 3, 2008, Tufts Daily, ‘Free Hugs’ campaign underscores importance of social connectedness on the Hill

October 1, 2008, Market Watch, Gordian Health Solutions, Hummingbird Coaching Services Announce Partnership to Provide Online Personal Health Coaching

September 30, 2008, The Telegraph (UK), “Happiness” lessons to be given to schoolchildren

September 29, 2008, Shields Gazette, School always looks on the bright side of life

September 28, 2008, The Washington Times, Positive candidate likely to win race

September 23, 2008, The Manhattan Mercury, KSU to hear from 'positive' psychologist

September 22, 2008, North Star Writers Group, Your Success Mission, Part I: We All Need Help

September 16, 2008, Palo Alto Daily News, Finding out what makes life worth living

September 16, 2008, Globe and Mail (Canada), I grew up in a happy, normal family

September 13, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Smarting can make you smarter

September 12, 2008, Indiana Statesman, California professor tells ICU that lives can change with gratitude journal

September 11, Shields Gazette (UK), Classes to make our kids happy!

September 10, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Call for happiness lessons as teenage depression increases

September 9, 2008, Terre Haute Tribune Star, Program brings visiting scholar to ICU for lectures

September 8, 2008, Daily Mail (UK), The ‘How to be Happy’ classes coming to a school near you

September 8, 2008, Los Angeles Times, The science of happiness,0,3855201....

September 7, 2008, The Sunday Times (London), Pupils taught how to be happy

September 7, 2008, The Sunday Times (London), Aunt Sally: I can’t stand my mother

September 6, 2008, The Australian, Athlete Andrew May leads corporate race

August 28, Har’retz (Israel), Positive Psychology

August 28, 2008,, Be rich and happy!

August 24, 2008, Abilene Reporter-News, Passing on tidbits often hurts--but it doesn’t have to

August 24, 2008, Pensacola News Journal, Women’s day: Solve the happiness equation

August 20, 2008, Business Week, They teach happiness at Harvard

August 19, 2008, Arizona Republic, Studies show aging makes you happier

August 19, 2008, Wall Street Journal Blogs, The key to happiness: Money, family, or positive thinking?

August 18, 2008, The Age (Australia), A positive attitude can help ease the most difficult of times

August 18, 2008, North Star Writers Group, Find your voice by tapping your strengths

August 17, 2008, Taindian News (Thailand), Study casts light on the psychology behind pupils that don’t cheat

August 13, 2008, Scoop (New Zealand), Humor and Positive Psychology shift negativity

August 12, 2008, The Age (Australia), Cracking up with a crack at the top job

August 12, 2008, PNW Local News, Cultivating happiness in everyday life

August 9, 2008, Geelong Advertiser, Positive Psychology talks in Geelong

August 8, 2008, Huffington Post, Want to be happy, dammit?

August 7, 2008, Daily Pennsylvanian, Data opens countless goals

August 6, 2008, Allied News, ‘Positive Psychology’ key to happiness, health

August 6, 2008, Huffington Post, 9 ways to be happy in a high-stress world

August 6, 2008, Market Watch, Fighting trauma and depression in the face of terrorism and war

August 2, 2008, Terre Haute Tribune-Star, In tough times like these, what kinds of people hold up best?

August 1, 2008, Philadelphia Inquirer, It’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel frazzled)

August 2008, Reader’s Digest, The Mandolin Player

August 2008, Vision Insights and New Horizons, Building resilience in a turbulent world

July 31, 2008, Prince George Citizen, Training your child to look at the sunny side of life

July, 2008, Philosophy Now, Happiness, virtue and tyranny

July 27, 2008, Philadelphia Inquirer, ‘New Happiness’ returns to the basics

July 26, 2008, Khaleej Times (UAE), In pursuit of happiness

July 26, 2008, National Post (Canada), Facing the inevitable

July 22, 2008, Birmingham Mail (UK), School became a place to learn not somewhere to mess about

July 22, 2008, Christian Science Monitor, Why your happiness matters to the planet

July 22,2008, Exchange Morning Post, Martin Seligman: Why is psychology good?

July 22, 2008, Ohmy News International (South Korea), The happiness hype

July 21, 2008, Glens Fall Post-Star, Don’t worry, be happy

July 21, 2008, North Star Writers Group, Be TANKful and do happy

July 21, 2008, Worcester Business Journal, The success mind

July 18, 2008, Tehelka (India), Economy of well being

July 18, 2008, Business Week, How to boost your energy on the job

July 17, 2008, Nature, Templeton’s legacy

July 17, 2008, Washington Post, How to get the most from your employees

July 10, 2008, Deccan Herald, Happiness is understandable, attainable, and teachable!

July 9, 2008, Financial Post (Canada), Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work we go

July 8, 2008, Irish Times, Time for a change of targets

July 2, 2008, Taney County Times, The Real Yankov Smirnov

June 30, 2008, The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch (CNBC), The comeback mindset (with Karen Reivich)

June 30, 2008, North Star Writers Group, A gratitude moment: The letter

June 29, 2008, Times Online (UK), Our little emperors: Does worrying do more harm than good?

June 28, 2008, Courier Mail (Australia), You have to smile, kid

June 25, 2008, CBC (Canada), How Buddha got it wrong

June 24, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Will this man make you happy?

June 17, 2008, The Irish Times, Two little words with rewards for all

June 12, 2008, Wall Street Journal, What were we talking about?

June 11, 2008, Same Same (Australia), The cheat’s guide to happiness

June 9, 2008, The Herald (UK), A very modern war that is destroying our children

June 8, 2008, Independent (UK), How to be happy: Be more active to feel better about ageing

June 7, 2008, Deccan Herald, Pursuit of happiness

June 4, 2008, New York Times, Training the mind for resiliency

June 4, 2008, PRWeb, Bringing Positive Psychology to the blogosphere

June 3, 2008, Same Same (Australia), Happy Happy Joy Joy!

June 2, 2008, The Age, Of popcorn and positive thinking

June 2, 2008, Boston Globe, How do you see this glass?

June 2, 2008, Boston Globe, Are you an optimist?

June 2, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Arun Abey: More to chase than money

May 31, 2008, Canberra Times (Australia), One happy hour and this professor makes well beings

May 27, 2007, ABA Journal, How “positive psychology” can help lawyers succeed in practice

May 29, 2008, PRWeb, Effective health coaching depends on convenience, motivation, says Hummingbird Coaching Services

May 30, 2008, Stamford Plus Magazine, Positive psychology for a stressful world

May 26, 208, Hospitality Net, The future is not economics, but happiness

May 26, 2008, North Star Writer’s Group, Focus + Humility + Questions = Momentum

May 24, 2008, South China Morning Post, Count your blessings

May 22, 2008, Deccan Herald (India), What it takes to be really happy

May 21, 2008, Geelong Advertiser, Geelong students trial online drinking abuse program

May 20, 2008, Boston Herald, Emerson grad hunting for happiness on cross-country road trip

May 19, 2008, Cambridge Chronicle, With age come happiness and improved self-esteem

May 19, 2008, Miller-McCune, Should the government make us happy?

May 17, 2008, The Australian, Crackbery addiction a symptom of too-busy syndrome

May 17, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, Happy school

May 14, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, The quest for happiness is no laughing matter

May 13, 2008, Times of India, Move to de-stress, counsel students

May 10, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, Helping others the key to happiness

May 9, 2008,, Resilience is the key to long-term financial success

May 8, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, The pursuit of happiness

May 4, 2008, Times of India, Changing traits

May 3, 2008, Sydney Morning Herald, Putting a smile on their dial

April 30, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Happy Mediums

April 29, 2008, TVNZ (New Zealand), Positive people key to company success

April 29, 2008, Wall Street Journal, If at first you don’t succeed, you’re in excellent company

April 26, 2008, Melbourne Herald Sun, In praise of criticism

April 27, 2008, Ohmy News International (South Korea), A journey of self-discovery

April 25, 2008, The Straits Times (Singapore), Spark thinking? Inject joy into learning

April 24, 2008, PRWeb, Two kinetic sculptures infuse public spaces with a positive psychology

April 23, 2008, Scoop (New Zealand), Politicians told to focus on well being

April 21, 2008, Economic Times (India), Crushing glass cliffs

April 21, 2008, Geelong Advisor (Australia), Geelong grammar health center opened

April 21, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Importance of happiness in the workplace

April 20, 2008, The Straits Times (Singapore), Meet Dr. Happy

April 19, 2008, American Chronicle, Happiness: A new frontier?

April 19, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Anyone can get rhythm

April 19, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Book in for success

April 17, 2008, CBC News (Canada), Tired of looking on the bright side? Me too, I think

April 17, 2008,, Playing to strengths? The brighter side of performance management

April 17, 2008, Forth Leavenworth Lamp, Spouses effect of deployments on children

April 17, 2008, Daily Pennsylvanian, Center encourages people to embrace power of positive thinking

April 16, 2008,, Popular Los Angeles gay psychotherapist and coach launches new websites

April 14, 2008, The Age (Australia), Go with the flow

April 14, 2008, The Age (Australia), Accentuate the positive

April 12, 2008, The Irish Times, A job worth doing

April 12, 2008, PRWeek, A school of goldfish: Pepperidge Farm Goldfish promotes power of positive thinking

April 11, 2008,, Are we a happier society?

April 7, 2008, American Chronicle, Things could be worse. How’s your perspective?

April 7, 2008, Harvard Crimson, Blowout crowd at Shabbat dinner

April 4, 2008, Montreal Gazette, Sadly happy news is scarce

April 3, 2008, The New York Review of Books, Are you happy?

April 2, 2008, Harvard Crimson, Giving money brings joy

April 1, 2008, Green Valley News, Talk of the town: The sunny side of the street

March 29, 2008, Erie Times News, Author to lead panel discussion

March 27, 2008, PR Web, Hummingbird signs on with Virgin HealthMiles as coaching vendor

March 27, 2008, PR Newswire, New opinion poll on character of next president

March 26, 2008, Economic Times, Learn to love reality for happiness

March 21, 2008, Boston Globe, Money makes you happy--if you spend it on others

March 21, 2008, Korea Times, How to be happy the scientific way

March 20, 2008, Globe and Mail (Canada), Money can buy happiness, apparently

March 20, 2008, NBC News, "Sanity Savers" author Dale Atkins and "Happy for No "Reason" author Marci Shimoff speak about satisfaction and being happy

March 15, 2005, The Guardian (UK), This column will change your life

March 12, 2008, CNET, Jane McGonigal at SXSWi: Game developers can induce happiness

March 11, 2008, The Harold, Fortune is fickle, so smile when you can

March 7, 2008, Daily Mail (UK), The great happiness myth: The more we strive to stay happy, the more miserable we are

March 7, 2008, Courier Mail (Australia), Bright or blue is a matter of genes

March 6, Daily Mail (London), Why some of us were just born happy

March 6, Daily Record, Happy families: Joy is in the genes, experts say

March 5, 2008, BBC News, Genes ‘play key happiness role’

March 5, 2008, Business Wire, Research markets: Evidence-based clinical interventions for treating trauma and promoting posttraumatic health

March 1, 2008, Vision Magazine, Living luminaries and the serious business of being happy

March 1, 2008, Chicago Tribune, The right to try to be happy

March 1, 2008, Montreal Gazette, Laugh til it stops hurting

March 1, 2008, The Age (Australia), The happiness addicts missing out on a melancholy miracle

February 29, 2008, The Australian, Thinking positive boosts bottom line

February 28, 2008, Calgary Herald, Finding out what makes kids happy

February 28, 2008, CBC News (Canada), The merchant of melancholy

February 28, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Think positive,,2260325,00.html

February 26, 2008, NYU Washington Square News, Do it like the Danes: How to find true college happiness

February 24, Sunday Mail (Australia), C’mon get happy

February 24, 2008, Annapolis Capital, Achieving happiness: Before all others, love yourself

February 24, 2008, Baltimore Sun, Happiness is…?,0...

February 19, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Can we teach people to be happy?,,2257747,00.html

February 19, 2008, The Times (UK), Smiles better

February 19, 2008, National Post (Canada), Leaps & rebounds

February 18, 2008, Times Online (UK), Teaching happiness: The classes in wellbeing that are helping our children

February 17, 2008, 60 Minutes (CBS), The pursuit of happiness: Denmark ranked happiest country on the planet

February 17, 2008, Sunday Mail (Adelaide), Positive Psychology: Go your own way

February 17, 2008, Annapolis Capital, Achieving happiness: The secret to a happy marriage

February 12, 2008, The Northern Echo, How to be happy

February 11, 2008, The Age (Australia), And the pursuit of happiness…

February 11, 2008, Newsweek, Happiness: Enough already

February 11, 2008, Newshouse News Service, Life coaches teach how to be happy

February 10, 2008, Sunday Herald Sun (Australia), All you need is love

February 9, 2008, The Washington Post, Why Republicans are so darn happy

February 8, 2008, Teacher Magazine, Self-control gap?

February 8, 2008, PRESS TV (Iran), Positive psychology, the science of 'happiology'

February 5, 2008, The Irish Times, Tackling adversity positively

February 4, 2008, New York Times, Happiness at work: Does it matter?

February 3, 2008, Sunday Mail (Adelaide), Positive Psychology: Mental wealth

February 2, 2008, The Guardian (UK), Happy talk

February 2, 2008, The Gazette (Montreal), Learning how to be happy

January 31, 2008, Summit Daily News, How you can become more resilient

January 29, 2008, Market Wire, The self-esteem debate: New ideas about success, failure and self-esteem have not stemmed the rising tide of depression and unhappiness

January 26, 2008, Courier Post, The road to joy

January 26, 2008, Malaysia Star, Put into practice and feel intense bliss

January 26, 2008, New Zealand Herald, Don't worry, be happy in your work

January 24, 2008, New York Times Online, Teaching happiness, on the web

January 20, 2008, Sunday Herald, How to be happy

January 18, 2008, The Times (London), 'Mr Happy' gives lesson from the bright side

January 17, 2008, The Economist, It’s in Iceland: The secret of happiness

January 11, 2008, ABC News, Positive Psychology: The science of happiness

January 11, 2008, 20/20 (ABC), Happiness: Positive Psychology, the science of happiness

January 8, 2008, Birmingham Post, Count your blessings…and get on with life

January 4, 2008, Lawyers Weekly, Lawyers train to build up mind muscles

January 3, 2008, Family Matters, Doing well versus feeling good: The self-esteem debate

January 1, 2008, The Washington Post, The Making, and Breaking, of Resolutions Is Only Human

December 2007-January 2008, Scientific American Mind, The secret to raising smart kids

December 31, 2007, National Public Radio (NPR), The science of happiness

December 29, 2007, The Guardian (UK), Cheer up: Here’s how

December 28, 2007, The Washington Post, Brain turns to positive thoughts when faced with death

December 21, 2007, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Happy Holidays

December 19, 2007, BBC News, HARDtalk: Interview with Dr. Seligman

December 17, 2007, The New Zealand Herald, Monty Python was right: Always look on the bright side

December 4, 2007, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corp.), It’s not the economy stupid

December 4, 2007, Personnel Today, Positive thinking pays off

Winter 2007, Penn Arts and Sciences Magazine, True grit: Young scholar parses how perseverance and passion make for long-term success

November 22, 2007, New York Times, Let us give thanks, in writing

November 20, 2007, The Washington Post, Give thanks, it's good for you

November 18, 2007, The Age (Australia), Get happy!

November 14, 2007, The Hindu (India), Three-day global conference on health psychology begins

November 12, 2007, Chicago Tribune, Your assignment: Be happier

November 12, 2007, New York Times, All they are saying is give happiness a chance

November 11, 2007, New Zealand Herald, The national curse could haunt our netballers too

November 9, 2007, The Wall Street Journal, Except in one career, our brains seem built for optimism

November 7, 2007, The Straits Times (Singapore), Laugh away the blues; No joke, humour can help you see things in perspective

November 2007, APA Monitor on Psychology, Grit: It's what separates the best from the merely good

October 31, 2007, National Post (Canada), Put on a happy face, pile on the profits; Contented staff can make for better bottom line

October 30, 2007, The Guardian (UK), The happiness workout

October 26, 2007, Lawyer Weekly, Putting Positive Psychology to work

October 25, 2007, Los Angeles Times, Older people tend to be happier, study says

October 22, 2007, China View, Let’s measure gross national happiness

October 15, 2007, Los Angeles Times, Aging well: Emotionally, the best may be yet to come,0,...

October 15, 2007, Newsweek, Blissful thinking

October 7, 2007, The Straits Times (Singapore), When affluence means a wealth of opportunities to be relished

October 7, 2007, The Seattle Times, Business coaches can help entrepreneurs stay on task

October 6, 2007, Globe and Mail, This Thanksgiving, try a gratitude intervention

October 5, 2007, The Telegraph (UK), Happiness lessons to cost council £25,000

October 3, 2007, Geelong Advertiser (Australia), Positive voice in life psychology

September 30, 2007, Sunday Times (London), Don’t plod along, enjoy your work

September 24, 2007, Science Daily, Most children with cancer are well-adjusted, psychologist reports

September 23, 2007, The New Zealand Herald, Studying happiness takes serious cash

September 15, 2007, The Western Mail, What makes Welsh people happy?

September 11, 2007, The Evening Standard (London), Make me happy: Is it possible to learn happiness?

September 9, 2007, U.S. News & World Report, It’s tough, but you can do it

September 9, 2007, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Money can't buy happiness, but it sure doesn't hurt any

September 9, 2007, Sunday Times (London), Children: The new battleground

September 5, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald, Clock on with a smile

September 4, 2007, National Public Radio (NPR), Positive Psychology draws acolytes, skeptics

September 1, 2007, Financial Planning, Reasons to be Cheerful: Sometimes success hinges on embracing your good fortune

September 1, 2007, Psychiatric Times, Positive Psychology: A more direct route to happiness?

September 2007, New Zealand Business Magazine, True grit drives success

August 31, 2007, The Australian, Clues to happiness lie beyond notion of wealth

August 30, 2007, Financial Advisor, Being leader of the pack

August 29, 2007, Taipei Times, Science asks what makes up happy

August 28, 2007, National Public Radio (NPR), A list of to-dos before you die

August 28, 2007, Irish Times, The greatness of gratitude

August 26, 2007, Canada East, How happy are we? Danes are an 8.2, but Canadians only a 7.6

August 25, 2007, The Irish Times, The pursuit of happiness

August 25, 2007, USA Today, Researchers: Choices spawn happiness

August 20, 2007, Courier Post, Women and Money: Money equals security, which can lead to happiness

August 17, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald, Goodbye Wealth, Hello Happiness

August 16, 2007, Science Daily, Gratitude is good medicine for organ recipients

August 11, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend Magazine, Happiness 101

August 9, 2007, Gallup Management Journal, It Pays to Be Optimistic: Exploring the connections between optimism and business success

August 9, 2007, The Daily Show, Interview with Tal Ben-Shahar

August 8, 2007, Business Wire, Importance of Positive Psychology's Role in Maintaining Physical Health

August 7, 2007, Personnel Today, You can reap the rewards of positive reinforcement

August 7, 2007, Personnel Today, Performance Management: Play to their Strengths

August 6, 2007, The News & Observer, The virtues of giving

August 2, 2007, Sacramento Bee, Gratitude Is the Path to Happiness

August 1, 2007, Los Angeles Magazine, Come on, get happy

August 1, 2007, Management Today, Your Route to the Top: How to Stop Worrying

August 1, 2007, The Straits Times (Singapore), The Science of Happiness

August 1, 2007, The West Australian, Happy Hunters

July 29, 2007, The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Achieving Happiness: Finding Purpose in Life

July 22, 2007, Centre Daily, Training Wheels Have No Place in Higher Education

July 19, 2007, The Independent (UK), The Pioneering Technique That's Helping to Combat Depression in the Classroom

July 16, 2007, Los Angeles Times, It Seems All those Birthdays May Be Making You Happy: According to “positive psychology,” we get less neurotic as we age and focus more on quality of life

July 10, 2007, Business Wire, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Crackers Continues Its Commitment to Children with City Year Sponsorship

July 9, 2007, The Boston Globe, Finally, a Study Older Folks Can Be Happy About

July 6, 2007, New York Times, College Is Quicker (1 Day) the Second Time Around

July 7, 2007, Cognitive Daily, High IQ: Not as good for you as you thought

July 3, 2007, 6 ABC Action News Online, The Psyche Behind Ambition: Driven or a Little Crazy?

July-August 2007, Harvard Magazine, The Science of Happiness: Psychology explores humans at their best

July 2007, Healthcare Intelligence Network, Teaching Health Coaches to Integrate Positive Psychology with Physical Health to Improve Disease Management Outcomes

Summer 2007, Olympic Coach Magazine, Grit: Perseverance and passion for long term goals

June 30, 2007, The Courier Mail (Australia), Happy yet? You will be,23739,21989884-23272,00.html

June 28, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Happily Ever After

June 28, 2007, Greenwich Post (CT), Most popular Harvard Course Taught to Teens Here

June 25, 2007, Financial Times, Why It Is Worthwhile Teaching Children Well-Being

June 23, 2007, The Globe and Mail (Canada), Happy? How do you know? And does it really matter?

June 14, 2007, Gallup Management Journal, A Positive Approach to Workplace Stress: This world-renowned researcher explores anxiety at work and how support systems can alleviate it

June 10, 2007, Sun Herald (Australia), Happy Hunting Ground

June 9, 2007, Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), Bring Joy to the World

June 9, 2007, National Post (Canada), Science takes on happiness; Researchers ask: Can we make ourselves happier?

June 5, 2007, Business Wire, Positive Psychology Coaching: Putting the Science of Happiness to Work for Your Clients Provides Concrete Language and Interventions for Integrating Positive Psychology Techniques into Any Mental Health Practice

June 5, 2007, The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL), Live Through Strengths to Create Happiness

Summer 2007, Greater Good Magazine, Will Saying Thanks Make Us Happier?

May 27, 2007, The Seattle Times, Health and Happiness go Hand in Hand

May 24, 2007, The Daily Telegraph (UK), Teaching Happiness Is No Laughing Matter

May 23, 2007, Humanist Network News, Positive Psychology: A New Force in Humanistic Psychology

May 11, 2007, The Jerusalem Post, The Secret to Happiness

May 10, 2007, Telegraph (UK), Happiness Lessons to Cost Council £25,000

May 9, 2007, Education Guardian (UK), Teachers visit US to Learn Theory of Happiness,,2075873,00.html

May 9, 2007, BBC News, Teachers Learn to Teach Toughness: Teachers from England are going to the United States for coaching in teaching youngsters to be more resilient

May 8, Manchester Evening News, Lessons on how to be happy

May 2, 2007, New York Times, Handicapping with Optimism

May 1, 2007, New York Times, Handicapping With Optimism

April 20, 2007, The Chronicle, Doctor Feelgood

April 15, 2007, Victorville (CA) Daily Press, Students must lose ‘disposable’ attitude

April 12, 2007, Cato Unbound, The Data Tell a Different Story

April 10, 2007, Cato Unbound, Why Societies Should Pursue Happiness

April 8, 2007, Cato Unbound, The Pursuit of Happiness in Perspective

April 8, 2007, The Geelong Advertiser (Australia), The Happiness Diet

April 4, 2007, American School Board Journal, The search for true grit

April 4, 2007, Philadelphia Weekly, Come on, Get Happy

April 3, 2007, Time Magazine, Getting Serious About Happiness,8599,1606395,00.html

March 30, 2007, Daily Mail, The (Futile) Pursuit of Happiness

March 25, 2007, The Observer (UK), Happy Talk: While experts may have cracked what it is that makes us miserable, psychologists, politicians and scientists are now very much in pursuit of happiness. Phil Hogan tries to look on the bright side and investigates whether wellbeing can be taught,,2040045,00.html

March 20, 2007, Chicago Tribune, Psychiatric Hospital Embraces Positive Psychology Despite Critics

March 18, 2007, The Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL), Researchers Seek Roots of Happiness

March 18, 2007, The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), Deep Thinkers Hoping to Dig up the Roots of Happiness

March 18, 2007, The Wichita Eagle (KS), School Joins the Pursuit of Happiness

March 18, 2007, Houston Chronicle, Psychology Students to Focus on Happiness: Cutting-edge program looks on positive side of life

March 15, 2007, Los Angeles Times, The Lowdown on Upbeat: A university is so serious about what lights us up that it's starting a doctoral program on the mechanism of merriment

March 11, 2007, The Sun (San Bernardino, CA), Gaining Ground in Pursuit of Happiness

March 11, 2007, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Canada), Course Explores Science of Happy

March 8, 2007, The Wichita Eagle (KS), Try a Little Optimism

March 7, 2007, PR Newswire, The Power of Positive Thinking: Pepperidge Farm and Leading Psychology Expert Develop Program to Help Foster Optimism in American Youth

March 5, 2007, NBC Nightly News, What Is the Secret to Happiness? (Ed Diener video)

March 5, 2007, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX), Let the Sun Shine in on Your New Attitude

March 1, 2007, Psychology Today, The boy who wants to live forever and other champions of the lost cause

February 14, 2007, The Independent (UK), Models' mental well-being worse than their peers

February 14, 2007, The Hook (VA), The Brazen Careerist—Happy search: It’s not all about your job

February 10, 2007, El Mundo, Martin Seligman—The Government has the responsibility of guarding the happiness of their citizens.

February 9, 2007, The Geelong Advertiser (Australia), Geelong Grammer plan makes history

February 8, 2007, Education Week, Gender Gap in GPAs Seen as Linked to Self-Discipline

February 7, 2007, The Michigan Daily, Once more, more feeling!

February 5, 2007, Sheffield Today News (UK), Professor’s warning over mental health

February 3, 2007, The Dallas Morning News, Expert to talk about counting blessings, being happier

February 2, 2007, The Times (UK), Thinking about Thinking

February 2, 2007, Kennebec Journal (ME), You might be happier if you were a Republican

February 2, 2007, The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka), Research confirms AIESEC leaders’ unique characteristics

February 2, 2007, The Scotsman (Scotland), How many reasons does Scotland need to be cheerful?

January 2007, Harvard Magazine, The Science of Happiness

January 30, 2007, The Springfield Business Journal, Yakov Smirnoff takes scholarly act to Drury

January 27, 2007, The Economic Times (India), Compassion should begin at home

January 26, 2007, First Science (UK), Happiness in January?

January 16, 2007, The Hartford Courant, Pursue Happiness in Schools

January 14, 2007, Sunday Morning Post (Hong Kong), Scientists Help Unlock the Secret to Happiness

January 7, 2007, New York Times Magazine, Happiness 101

December 19, 2006, The Economist, Special Issue on Happiness (and how to measure it)

December 19, 2006, The Economist, Economics discovers its feelings

December 17, 2006, U.S. News & World Report, Get Happy, and You'll Live Longer

November 27, 2006, MSNBC, Do you have what it takes to lead a happier life? Researchers challenge the notion that it's a futile quest

November 26, 2006, New York Times Magazine, What it Takes to Make a Student (Cover Story)

November 20, 2006, Cambridge University (England), Inauguration of Well Being Institute 

November 19, 2006, CNN, Special on Happiness

September 26, 2006, Wall Street Journal, Therapy That Keeps on the Sunny Side of Life: Rising Number of Therapists Focus on the Positive Instead of Bad Parents, Other Demons

September 18, 2006, Indianapolis Star, Pessimists, it’s time to train that elephant we ride

September 13, 2006, The Economic Times, Focus on traits that promote happiness

September 12, 2006, The Times of India, A Case for celebrating life, not death,curpg-2.cms

September 1, 2006, Boston Magazine, Happiness is None of the Above

August 21, 2006, Bowling Green News, Students need to exercise moral values

August 20, 2006, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, If you’re happy and you know it…

August 20, 2006, The Observer (UK), I’m Proof that academic failure can be good for you,,1854263,00.html

August 19, 2006, The Arizona Republic, Accentuate the Positive

August 19, 2006, The Charlotte Observer, Why Aren’t we Happier?

August 18, 2006, The Los Angeles Times, Get Happy the White House Way

August 16, 2006, The Times of India, Masti Ki Pathshala

August 16, 2006, Wall Street Journal, Money and Happiness: Here’s Why You Won’t Laugh All the Way to the Bank

August 16, 2006, The Press-Enterprise, Go Ahead, Laugh

August 15, 2006, Medical News Today, Change from Pessimism to Optimism: New Book Shows you How

August 15, 2006, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Joke’s on U

August 15, 2006, Times of Oman, Oman 2nd Happiest Country in Region

August 14, 2006, Orange County Register (CA), Life, Liberty and the pursuit of…whatever

August 8, 2006, Exeter News-Letter, Actively create your own happiness

August 6, 2006, USA Weekend, Teach your kids patience, now

August 6, 2006, Detroit Free Press, Money belongs on any list of things needed for happiness

July 30, 2006, The Sunday Times (UK), Coming Soon: The Viking guide to Happiness,,2089-2291533,00.html

July 28, 2006, The European Observer, European countries among happiest in the world

July 21, 2006, The Independent, Why Happiness Lessons are the Cure for Those Teenage Ills

July 18, 2006, The Independent, Happiness Lessons for All

July 10, 2006, Good Morning America, How Happy are You?

July 9, 2006, The Independent, US Guru Who Can Teach Us the 'Good Life'

July 2, 2006, CBS Sunday Morning, The Pursuit of Happiness: A Look This Holiday Weekend at How Americans Attain the Good Life

Summer 2006, The Wilson Quarterly, Who’s in charge here?

June 17, 2006, Canadian TV, CTV Takes a Journey Across Canada In Pursuit Of Happiness (documentary)

June 26, 2006, ASCD, Self-Discipline and Student Academic Achievement

June 14, 2006, The Australian, Willpower is best used with care

June 1, 2006, Detroit Free Press, Researcher is finding tenacity trumps talent

May 27, 2006, CBC Radio One (Quirks and Quarks), The Science of Happiness

May 23, 2006, Newswise, Clinic Investigates Positive Psychology

May 31, 2006, CBS News, Happiness 101

May 27, 2006, Guardian Unlimited (UK), How to be Happy,,1784259,00.html

May 25, 2006, New York Times, Of Love and Money

May 23, 2006, Newswise, Clinic Investigates Positive Psychology

May 18, 2006, YNetNews, Want a Good Relationship? Try Positive Thinking,7340,L-3252464,00.html

May 9, 2006, BBC News, Staying Happier for Longer

May 7, 2006, New York Daily News, Smirnoff’s Raising Spirits

April 30, 2006, BBC, The Science of Happiness (Six-Part TV Series on Happiness)

April 18, 2006, Sydney Morning Herald, The Science of Happiness

April 7, 2006, The Daily Pennsylvanian, The real learning predictor

April 2006, Scientific American, Discipline Pays

March 30, 2006, The Submission Law Journal, The Power of Positive Thinking for Corporate Governance

March 22, 2006, NPR, All Things Considered, Finding Happiness in a Harvard Classroom

March 18, 2006, Wall Street Journal, Happiness Inc.

March 7, 2006, USA Today, For once, blame the student

March 2006, CASEL Connections Newsletter, SEL and High School Achievement

February 27, 2006, The New Yorker, Pursuing Happiness

February 14, 2006, The Harvard Crimson, Psych Courses Draw Full Houses

February 10, 2006, The Submission Law Journal, Less Marble Tiles…More Happy Smiles—Save the Practice of Law

February 9, 2006, Penn Current, Self-discipline pays big dividends in the classroom

February 7, 2006, The Herald (Glasgow), How self-belief can be winning formula…on and off pitch

February 6, 2006, Australian Graduate School of Management, The Voice of Positive Psychology

February 3, 2006,, Kids: love them, splurge on them?

February 2006, Fairlady (Capetown, South Africa), The science behind your smile: A profile of Positive Psychology

February 2006, Psychiatric Services, Recovery and Positive Psychology: Parallel Themes and Potential Synergies

January 24, 2006, Library Journal, The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom, Editor’s Pick.

January 23, 2006, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Got Grit?

January 23, 2006, Detroit News, Girls top in school, then fall: The self-discipline gap and how it carries over into life outside the classroom

January 22, 2006, IndyStar, It’s time to begin living a fulfilling life

January 20, 2006, On Line Opinion (Australia), It’s time for positive politics: A new view of politics inspired by Dr. Seligman’s Positive Psychology work in strength-building

January 19, 2006, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Radiating the happiness within

January 18, 2006, The Sydney Morning Herald, Ironic discovery: the downside of being uplifted

January 17, 2006, Washington Post, Self-Discipline May Beat Smarts as Key to Success

January 17, 2006, Washington Post, The Gender Gap in Good Habits: How self-discipline affects learning abilities in each gender

January 17, 2006, Citizen Times (Asheville, NC), Pursuing happiness poses many questions that ‘happiness researcher’ may answer

January 17, 2006, Mondo Times (Merced, CA), Web site provides bridge to a happier, less depressing life

January 16, 2006, The Today Show, Interview with Dr. Seligman

January 11, 2006, Lansing State Journal, Wishful thinking: Look on the bright side of things—it can’t hurt

January 9, 2006, The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, IN), Is optimism a disease? Tips from Dr. Seligman on how to be a pragmatic optimist

January 7, 2006, The Argus (Bay Area, CA), Seek Joy, not pleasure

December 27, 2005, Ocala Star-Banner (FL), Psychotherapy on the Road to…Where?

December 27, 2005, Asheville Citizen Times (Asheville, NC), Psychologists try focusing on happiness and not the negative

December 20, 2005, St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN), Happy Holidays experts tell us we can control how much joy we bring to the world

December 16, 2005, Fairfield Citizen News (Fairfield, CT), Be Happy Zone

December 14, 2005, Cognitive Daily, High IQ: Not as good for your as you thought: The role of self-discipline in children’s academic achievement

December 9, 2005, British Psychological Society Research Digest, Self-discipline matters more than IQ

December 1, 2005, Tulsa World, The glass is half full

December 2005, Psychology Today, The Winning Edge: How Positive Psychology’s new grit research is changing the ideas of success

November 30, 2005, PR Newswire, New Muhammad Ali Center Inspires Personally Great Coaching

October 18, 2005, PR Newswire, New Web site to help 19 million depressed Americans get happy

October 10, 2005, Muskogee Daily Phoenix & Times (Muskogee, OK), Mental exercises can help build happiness

October 2, 2005, The Sunday Times Magazine, So what do you have to do to find happiness?

September 17, 2005, The Journal News (Hamilton, OH), Renowned psychologist has positive influence, ‘Father of Positive Psychology’ helps social workers, professionals, others improve

August 4, 2005, The Detroit News, Bloomfield Lawyer Comforts Abuse Victims. How positive psychology can be used to overcome trauma

August 2, 2005, Daily Express (Independent National Newspaper of East Malaysia), Single Mums Need Help to Pick up the Pieces. A special report on the need for Positive Psychology technique training for single mothers in Malaysia to combat stresses of working and parenting

August 2, 2005, The Washington Post, Joy . . . or Pain? To Some Extent, How You Feel for the Rest of Your Life Is Under Your Control. Here's What Science Shows Can Boost Your Chances of Living Healthier, Happier and Longer

July 28, 2005, Clinton Recorder, Complaining Can Often Lead to a Lack of Focus

July 20, 2005, Karin Janin Show (New York, NY Local TV), Interview with Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein about her positive psychology approach, The Enchanted Self

July 17, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle, We put on a Happy Face-What Science says about the Illusory Pursuit of Contentment

July 17, 2005, The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Positive Upward Emotions, Spirals

July 14, 2005, 7/7/05, & 6/30/05, The Happiness Show, Interviews with special guest Douglas R. Ramm, developer of a “formula for happiness”

July 4, 2005,, The Power of Optimism

July 4, 2005, Science & Theology News, A Positive First: master’s program in positive psychology

July 1, 2005, eMediaWire Newswire, Interview with Joanna Brandi, one of the first students of Dr. Seligman’s class on Positive Psychology taught to those in professional fields outside academia

June 23, 2005, The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, IN), ‘It’s Good to be Good’, Institutes Continue to Research Perks of Altruism as a Way of Life

June 13, 2005, Long Beach Press Telegram, Learning how to be Happy from the Optimists

June 12, 2005, Mobile Register, Study Plumbs Benefits of Sunny Outlook

May 14, 2005, The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA), Words of faith

May 3, 2005, Hartford Courant, Study looks at power of positivism

May 1, 2005, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, An Education in Motivation

May 2005, The Oprah Magazine, Article on overcoming pessimism and information on “Learned Optimism”

April 26, 2005, Indianapolis Star, Finding Happiness, Research helps to define the often-elusive feeling

April 13, 2005, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Happiness at Work is Attainable

March 14, 2005, KQED-PBS, Dr. Christiane Northrup explains the importance of learned optimism on mother-daughter relationships.

March 3, 2005, The Wichita Eagle, C’mon, Get Happy, Happy People are Healthier, More Productive, Have Longer Marriages and more Friends, Research Shows

March 2005, Inc., Successful yes, But Still Searching for Happiness

March 2005, Worth Magazine, Interview of Dr. Ed Diener on money and happiness

February 20, 2005, The Capital (Annapolis, MD), Achieving Happiness: Train yourself to end your negative thinking

February 14, 2005, National Public Radio, Profile on Positive Psychology

February 8, 2005, Connecticut Post, Happiness is

February 6, 2005, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Don’t Worry, Be Happy

February 6, 2005, Chicago Tribune, Genes take credit for half of our happiness

February 4, 2005, San Francisco Chronicle, Nice Folks Finish last?

February 1, 2005, Post-Tribune, Though difficult, forgiveness might be best medicine

February 1, 2005, Florida Bar News, Boost your health with a big dose of gratitude

February 2005, Psychology Today magazine, “True Happiness” Cover Story

January 26, 2005, The Financial Times, To graft, to earn, to sweat but not to find happiness: Scheherazade Daneshkhu investigates why global growth brings contentment no nearer,ft_acl=.html

January 25, 2005,'s Personality Health Center, from Psychology Today's article on Positive Psychology

January 23, 2005, Toronto Star, Happinessism: It’s genes vs. life

January 21, 2005, The Charlotte Observer, Be Trendy, and Get Happy

January 17, 2005, Time Magazine, The Science of Happiness (Cover Story & Special Issue)

January 17, 2005, The Kansas City Star (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune News Service), Become jolly and live a longer, more hopeful life

January 11, 2005, Depression News, New Website Uses Scientific Testing to Increase Happiness through ‘Positive Psychology’

January 10, 2005, University of New Brunswick – UNB Perspectives, The Power of Positive Psychology

January 10, 2005, The Today Show, Interview with Claudia Wallis, editor-at-large of Time, speaking on 1/17/05 Special Mind & Body Issue

January 10, 2005, The Charlie Rose Show, Interview of Dr. Martin Seligman on “The Science of Happiness”

January 10, 2005, PR Newswire, New Website Uses Scientific Testing to Increase Happiness through Positive Psychology

January 6, 2005, KQED-PBS, Nightly Business Report (feature on developing strengths in the work place)

January 4, 2005, Montana PBS, Introducing Positive Psychology (TV special)

December 26, 2004, Lincoln Journal Star, Is the glass half full? Or half empty?

December 14, 2004, Enlightened Partnership Newsletter, The Search for Authentic Happiness

December 9, 2004, Gallup Management Journal, The Power of Positive Management (Part 2)

December 2, 2004, The New York Times (Health), What makes people happy? TV, Study Says

November 28, 2004, The Washington Post, We’ve gotta have it, Review on wealth vs. happiness (with Diener) cited

November 24, 2004, Daily News (New York), To Build a Better Life, Try Gratitude Adjustment

November 11, 2004, Gallup Management Journal, The Power of Positive Management (Part 1)

November 1, 2004, Physician Executive, Taking positive steps

October 19, 2004, Life Sciences Weekly, Wealth does not create happiness and it doesn’t build a strong country, either

October 2004, Japan Entrepreneur Report, The happiness issue

October 2004, Total Wellness: Becoming a Whole Person newsletter, article on increasing happiness through strengths

September 30, 2004, article on the Positive Psychology national well-being indicator initiative

September 27, 2004, UPI NewsTrack, Psychology urged as new gauge of wellness

September 13, 2004, Newsweek, Round Table: Experts Weigh In

September 9, 2004, Newsweek on Air, Parenting: Just Say No to Generation X-cess