The Science of Joy

Premiere DateAug 3, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
01:04 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Science behind the smile
03:37 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Defining Happiness
05:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Testing Happiness
10:20 The Daily Beat Outro
10:29 Play Grooms
15:19 Finish

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This week on The Daily Beat: We look into everything you need to know behind the science of happiness.

Today on the Daily Beat, Monday August 3, 2015: Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. Originally from Russia, she received her A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology from Stanford University.

Lyubomirsky has focused on developing a science of human happiness. To this end, her research addresses three critical questions:

1) What makes people happy?
2) Is happiness a good thing?
3) How can we make people happier still?

She has been conducting research on happiness for 23 years and has published widely in the area.


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…