The Science & Economics of Happiness

This page is for those thinkers who approach happiness as a science. It is, for them, something to be defined and measured, so that its various causes (psychological, neurological) can be studied. Other authors are interested in using happiness as an alternative measure of well-being or in looking at the effects of happiness on economics.

Stumbling on Happiness - In this book, Dan Gilbert uses experimental psychology to explain why he thinks achieving happiness is so difficult. 

The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Achor introduces the field of positive psychology.

Gross National Happiness - In this book Arthur C Brooks analyzes numerous happiness surveys to distill what factors are associated with being happier.