Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at UC Riverside and the author of the best-selling books The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness. Dr. Lyubomirsky is a leader in the field of well-being science. Lyubomirsky’s research focuses on the benefits of happiness, why some people are happier than others, and how happiness can be durably increased. A graduate of Harvard and Stanford, Dr. Lyubomirsky has won many honors, including the Faculty of the Year Award (twice) and Distinguished Research Lecturer Award from UC Riverside, a Templeton Positive Psychology Prize, a Science of Generosity grant, and a Psychology & Philosophy grant.
Striving for happiness can backfire sometimes, but that doesn't mean you should give up.
Some critics charge that gratitude is selfish and breeds complacency. But research by Christina Armenta and Sonja Lyubomirsky suggests otherwise.
Sonja Lyubomirsky sheds light on how much of our happiness is determined by our genes, and how much is within our power to control.
Sonja Lyubomirsky shows how a simple reminder to count your blessings can have a profound impact.
Sonja Lyubomirsky discusses research linking happiness to other positive things in life, including health, creativity, and better relationships.
Happiness activities aren't one-size-fits-all, explains Sonja Lyubomirsky: Different exercises are right for different people.
Research from around the world suggests that low expectations and good people are more likely to make us happy than material possessions, explains…
Sonja Lyubomirsky explains how researchers define happiness, and how different cultures define it differently.