Robert Biswas-Diener: Happiness and Psychological Wealth

August 29, 2008

It seems as if everywhere you look there’s a new book being published or a new “expert” on the talk show circuit telling us how to find happiness in our lives. Indeed, the “feel good” industry is flourishing and sales of self-help books and CDs that promise a more fulfilling life have never been higher. However, few researchers have devoted their entire careers to scientifically exploring exactly what it is that promotes “subjective well-being” in humans.

In this podcast, we speak with Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, Program Director at the Center for Applied Positive Psychology (UK) and co-author of Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth. Robert and his father Dr. Ed Diener, who collaborated on this publication, are two of the world’s foremost experts on the science of happiness.

Be sure to join us as we take an in-depth look at the components that make up true psychological wealth in humans. The real key to having a truly happy and fulfilling life will definitely surprise you.