The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos The Man Who Invented Happiness Science: Marty Seligman

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When Marty Seligman started his long scientific career, psychologists concentrated on studying “misery and suffering” and what made people sad. But Marty wanted to discover what made happy people, well, happy. His research laid the foundations of “positive psychology” and the happiness science you hear week after week in this podcast.

Dr Laurie Santos talks to Professor Seligman about his decades of research; the power of optimism; and how he became less of a “grouch” to improve his own personal happiness.

Marty’s latest book, TOMORROWMIND: Thriving At Work – Now and in an Uncertain Future, is OUT NOW.

The Host

Dr. Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is Professor of Psychology and Head of Silliman College at Yale University. Professor and podcast host Dr. Laurie Santos is an expert on human cognition and the…