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Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

A psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being. His theory of learned helplessness is popular among scientific and clinical psychologists. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002 is the father of the scientific study of happiness, or positive psychology. Wikipedia

Best Seller: Authentic Happiness

Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D.

A social psychologist and writer. He is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and is the author of the international bestseller Stumbling on Happiness, which has been translated into more than 30 languages and won the 2007 Royal Society Prizes for Science Books. He has also written essays for several newspapers and magazines, hosted a non-fiction television series on PBS, and given three popular TED talks. Wikipedia

Best Seller: Stumbling on Happiness

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.

A professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness: A Scientific Approach to Getting the Life You Want, a book of strategies backed by scientific research that can be used to increase happiness. She is often quoted in news articles about positive psychology and happiness. Lyubomirsky is also an associate editor of the Journal of Positive Psychology. Wikipedia

Best Seller: The How of Happiness

Edward Diener, Ph.D.

A psychologist, professor, and author. Diener is a professor of psychology at the University of Utah and the University of Virginia, and Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois, as well as a senior scientist for the Gallup Organization. He is noted for his research over the past thirty years on happiness, including work on temperament and personality influences on well-being, theories of well-being, income and well-being, cultural influences on well-being, and the measurement of well-being. Wikipedia

Best Seller: Happiness

Michael W. Fordyce, Ph.D.

Fordyce was a psychologist and a pioneer researcher in the field of empirical happiness measurement and intervention. As a forerunner who approached "happiness" as an applied science, he ushered-in the modern academic branch of Positive Psychology. Fordyce contributed a happiness-measurement article to the journal Social Indicators Research, which ranked in the journal's top 2.4% most-cited articles. He demonstrated that happiness can be statistically measured and willfully increased. Wikipedia

Best Seller: Human Happiness

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