The new science of happiness


For the last century or more,
psychology has focussed on mental illness. It’s challenge has been to help
people with their problems, and to bring them back to ‘normality’ – whatever
that is!

It wasn’t until the late-90s
that psychologists studying the science of happiness started to hit the
headlines. Time magazine describes some of their surprising findings. One of my
favourites is the idea that pleasure is not actually an important component of
About the author

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.