Summary of Evidence

The Benefits of Frequent Positive Affect: Does Happiness Lead to Success?

Sonja Lyubomirsky
University of California, Riverside
Laura King
University of Missouri-Columbia
Ed Diener
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
& The Gallup Organization

Published in ?Psychological Bulletin?, Vol 131 (6), 803-855, 2005

Happiness in Everyday Life: The Uses of Experience Sampling

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi & Jeremy Hunter
The Quality of Life Research Center

Published in ?Journal of Happiness Studies?, Vol 4(2), 185-199, Spring 2003

Health and happiness in young Swiss adults

Thomas V. Perneger
Geneva University Hospitals & University of Geneva
Patricia M. Hudelson
Geneva University Hospitals
Patrick A. Bovier
Geneva University Hospitals

Published in ?Quality of Life Research?, 13(1), 171-178, February 2004

Positive psychology progress: Empirical validation of interventions

Martin E. P. Seligman
University of Pennsylvania
Tracy A. Steen
University of Pennsylvania
Nansook Park
University of Rhode Island
Christopher Peterson
University of Michigan

Published in ?American Psychologist?, 60(5), July-August 2005

Hedonic consequences of social comparison: A contrast of happy and unhappy people

Sonja Lyubomirsky
University of California, Riverside
Lee Ross
Stanford University

Published in ?Journal of Personality and Social Psychology?, 73, 1141-1157, 1997

?Very Happy People?

Ed Diener
University of Illinois
Martin E. P. Seligman
University of Pennsylvania

Published in ?Psychological Science?, 13(1), January 2002

Orientations to happiness and life satisfaction: The Full Life versus the Empty Life

Christopher Peterson, Nansook Park and Martin E. P. Seligman

Published in ?Journal of Happiness Studies?, 6, 25-41, 2005

Maximizing versus satisficing: Happiness is a matter of choice

Barry Schwartz and Andrew Ward
Swarthmore College
John Monterosso
University of Pennsylvania
Sonja Lyubomirsky
University of California, Riverside
Katherine White and Darrin R. Lehman
University of British Columbia