Happiness

Happiness

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 151 , Segment 1

Episode: Happiness, "Without You There is No Us"

  • Oct 2, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 50:13 mins

Guest: Ed Diener, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Utah and University of Virginia, Author of “Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth”  The US and many other countries obsessively track interest rates, employment and economic output as a sign of national health. They measure disease and death rates to track individual health. After decades of research, psychologist Ed Diener has become convinced countries should also be measuring the happiness of their people, and taking steps to boost it. What would that entail? Distributing anti-depressants? Sending people on vacations? Handing out cash? What is happiness and what causes it?