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    • Happiness

    • Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgements by a person about their overall well-being. A variety of biological, psychological, economic, religious and philosophical approaches ha ... Read »


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    • Ānanda (Hindu philosophy)


    • Ataraxia

    • Ataraxia (ἀταραξία, "not perturbed") is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and subsequently Epicurus for a lucid state of robust equanimity, characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. The ancient Greek author Sextus Empiricus gave this definition: "ataraxia is an untroubled and tranqui ... Read »


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    • Aversion to happiness

    • Aversion to happiness, also called cherophobia or fear of happiness, is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness. One of several reasons that aversion to happiness may develop is the belief that when one becomes happy, a negative e ... Read »


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    • Calmness

    • Calmness is the mental state of peace of mind being free from agitation, excitement, or disturbance. It also refers being in a state of serenity, tranquillity, or peace. Calmness can most easily occur for the average person during a state of relaxation, but it can also be found during much more alert and aware states. ... Read »


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    • Contentment

    • Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one's situation, body and mind. Colloquially speaking, contentment could be a state of having accepted one's situation and is a milder and more tentative form of happiness. Contentment and the pursuit of contentment are possib ... Read »


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    • International Day of Happiness

    • International Day of Happiness

      The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. The International Day of Happiness (“Happiness Day”) was founded by United Nations adviser Jayme Illien on June 28, 2012, when all 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly unani ... Read »


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    • Ecstasy (emotion)

    • Ecstasy (from Ancient Greek ἔκστασις ékstasis) is a subjective experience of total involvement of the subject, with an object of his or her awareness. In classical Greek literature it refers to removal of the mind or body "from its normal place of function". Total involvement with an objec ... Read »


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    • Epiphany (feeling)

    • An epiphany (from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, "manifestation, striking appearance") is an experience of sudden and striking realization. Generally the term is used to describe scientific breakthrough, religious or philosophical discoveries, but it can apply in any situation in ... Read »


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    • ERG theory

    • ERG theory is a theory in psychology proposed by Clayton Alderfer. Alderfer further developed Maslow's hierarchy of needs by categorizing the hierarchy into his ERG theory (Existence, Relatedness and Growth). The existence group is concerned with providing the basic material existence requirements of humans. They incl ... Read »


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    • Eudaimonia

    • Eudaimonia (Greek: [eu̯dai̯mo'níaː]), sometimes anglicized as eudaemonia or eudemonia /juːdᵻˈmoʊniə/, is a Greek word commonly translated as happiness or welfare; however, "human flourishing" has been proposed as a more accurate translation. Etymologically, it consists of the words "eu" (" ... Read »


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    • Euphoria

    • Euphoria (pronunciation: i/juːˈfɔːriə/) is an affective state in which a person experiences pleasure or excitement and intense feelings of well-being and happiness. Certain drugs, many of which are addictive, can cause euphoria, which at least partially motivates their recreational use. Similarly, certai ... Read »


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    • Euthymia (medicine)

    • Euthymia is a normal non-depressed, reasonably positive mood. It is distinguished from hyperthymia, which refers to an extremely happy mood, and dysthymia, which refers to a depressed mood. It is a term used frequently in mental status exams. The term is also sometimes used referring to the neutral mood (absence of a ... Read »


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    • Euthymia (philosophy)

    • Euthymia (Greek: ευθυμία, "gladness, good mood, serenity", literally "good thumos"). Democritus used this term in ancient philosophy to refer to one of the root aspects of human life's goal. Diogenes Laertius records Democritus' position as "The chief good he asserts to be cheerfulness (euthymia); ... Read »


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    • Fun

    • Fun is the enjoyment of pleasure, particularly in leisure activities. Fun is an experience — short-term, often unexpected, informal, not cerebral and generally purposeless. It is an enjoyable distraction, diverting the mind and body from any serious task or contributing an extra dimension to it. Although particula ... Read »


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    • Global Happiness Organization

    • Global Happiness Organization

      Global Happiness Organization (GHO) is an international non-profit organization, founded under the name "Charity International". It is dedicated to the promotion of utilitarian ethics. It was founded in 2007 by a team of Swedish academics, philosophers and animal welfare activists led by Ludvig Lindström. The purpos ... Read »


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    • The good life

    • The good life is a term for the life that one would like to live, or for happiness, associated (as eudaimonia) with the work of Aristotle and his teaching on ethics. Eudaimonia is a term that means happiness and is a central aim of stoic philosophy. A contemporary book by William B. Irvine entitled sums up what 'the ... Read »


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    • Gratification

    • Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. Gratification, like all emotions, is a motivator of behavior and thus plays a role in the entire range of human social systems. The term instant gratification is often used to label the satisfactions ... Read »


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    • Gross National Happiness

    • Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a measurement of the collective happiness in a nation. In the 1970s, developing countries were focused on increasing economic success to help develop prosperity.Bhutan's King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, however, believed an economic approach dehumanized the development process. Wangc ... Read »


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    • Happiness at work

    • Despite a large body of positive psychological research into the relationship between happiness and productivity,happiness at work has traditionally been seen as a potential by-product of positive outcomes at work, rather than a pathway to success in business. During the past two decades, maintaining a level of happine ... Read »


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    • Happiness economics

    • The economics of happiness or happiness economics is the quantitative and theoretical study of happiness, positive and negative affect, well-being, quality of life, life satisfaction and related concepts, typically combining economics with other fields such as psychology, health and sociology. It typically treats such ... Read »


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    • Happiness in Judaism

    • Happiness in Judaism and Jewish thought is considered an important value, especially in the context of the service of God. A number of Jewish teachings stress the importance of joy and demonstrate methods of attaining happiness. There are a number of words in the Hebrew language that denote happiness: The bible l ... Read »


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    • Hedonic treadmill


    • Hygge

    • Hygge is a Danish and Norwegian word with a unique definition (although very similar to the Dutch word Gezelligheid). "Hygge" as a noun includes a feeling, a social atmosphere, and an action. The word is also used in compositions as "Julehygge" (Christmas-hygge). "Hygge" is also a verb e.g. "Lets hygge" and as an adjec ... Read »


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    • Implicit self-esteem

    • Implicit self-esteem refers to a person's disposition to evaluate themselves in a spontaneous, automatic, or unconscious manner. It contrasts with explicit self-esteem, which entails more conscious and reflective self-evaluation. Both explicit and implicit self-esteem are constituents of self-esteem. Implicit self ... Read »


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    • Joie de vivre

    • Joie de vivre (French pronunciation: ​[ʒwa də vivʁ], joy of living) is a French phrase often used in English to express a cheerful enjoyment of life; an exultation of spirit. It "can be a joy of conversation, joy of eating, joy of anything one might do… And joie de vivre may be seen as a joy of e ... Read »


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    • Joy

    • Joy is an emotion in response to a pleasant observation or a remembrance thereof. The reason for a joyful reaction is usually that some expectation or need has been satisfied. Joy is usually expressed as a smile, a laughter or exclamation of joy. Joy differs from happiness in that it is an emotion. Happiness, on the o ... Read »


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    • Life satisfaction

    • Life satisfaction is the way people evaluate their lives and how they feel about their directions and options for the future. It is a measure of well-being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relations with others and with achieved goals, self-concepts, and self-perceived ability to cope with daily ... Read »


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    • Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

    • "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "unalienable rights" which the Declaration says have been given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect. The United ... Read »


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    • Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen!

    • Lucky Go Happy : Make Happiness Happen! is a self-help book about the attainment of happiness, written by Paul van der Merwe, an author, engineer and Guinness world record holder. It conveys a message that there is happiness in every day and that happiness should not be something made conditional on first achieving ... Read »


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    • Maslow's hierarchy of needs


    • Murray's system of needs


    • Negative mental capital

    • Negative mental capital, like positive mental capital, is related to habit formation. According to Ho(2014) "When a bad habit is formed, it becomes a negative mental capital that keeps undermining our wellbeing, because we would then effectively lose control of ourselves, and succumb to the potentially ruinous inertia ... Read »


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    • Peak experience

    • A peak experience is a moment accompanied by a euphoric mental state often achieved by self-actualizing individuals. The concept was originally developed by Abraham Maslow in 1964, who describes peak experiences as "rare, exciting, oceanic, deeply moving, exhilarating, elevating experiences that generate an advanced fo ... Read »


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    • Personal fulfillment

    • Personal fulfilment is achievement of life goals which are important to an individual, in contrast to the goals of society, family and other collective obligations. Personal fulfilment is an ongoing journey for a human individual. It commences when an individual starts becoming conscious of oneself and one's surroundi ... Read »


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    • Philosophy of happiness

    • The philosophy of happiness is the philosophical concern with the existence, nature, and attainment of happiness. Philosophically, happiness can be understood as the moral goal of life or as an aspect of chance; indeed, in most European languages the term happiness is synonymous with luck. Thus, philosophers usually ex ... Read »


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    • Project Happiness

    • Project Happiness is a 2011 documentary film created, narrated, and produced by Randy Taran and directed by John Sorenson. The documentary follows students on three continents as they search for the meaning of "lasting happiness". Project Happiness started as personal story. The film came into being after creator ... Read »


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    • Quality of life

    • Quality of life (QOL) is the general well-being of individuals and societies, outlining negative and positive features of life. It observes life satisfaction, including everything from physical health, family, education, employment, wealth, religious beliefs, finance and the environment. QOL has a wide range of context ... Read »


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    • Reasonable person model

    • The reasonable person model (RPM) is a psychological framework which argues that people are at their best when their informational needs are met. Positing that unreasonableness is not a human trait, but rather the result of environment (context and circumstances), the RPM attempts to define the environments/actions tha ... Read »


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    • Rosenberg self-esteem scale

    • The Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES), developed by sociologist Dr. Morris Rosenberg, is a self-esteem measure widely used in social-science research. It uses a scale of 0-30 where, and a score less than 15 may indicate a problematic low self esteem. The RSES is designed similar to social-survey questionnaires. It is ... Read »


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    • Rush (psychology)

    • In psychology, a rush is an state of euphoria. Psychoactive drugs which enhance dopaminergic neurotransmission in the central nervous system (CNS) are commonly capable of such an event. These drugs include opiates and opioids, such as heroin and morphine, and psychostimulants, such as methamphetamine and cocaine. St ... Read »


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    • Second wave positive psychology

    • Second wave positive psychology (PP 2.0) is concerned with how to bring out the best in individuals and society in spite of and because of the dark side of human existence through the dialectical principles of yin and yang. There has also been a distinct shift from focusing on individual happiness and success to the do ... Read »


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    • Self esteem in communication

    • Self-esteem, in regard to communication, is the evaluative element of the perception of oneself. It is self-appraisal, your perception of self-worth, attractiveness, and social competence. There are three primary influences on self-esteem: reflected appraisal, social comparison, and contingencies of self-worth. Re ... Read »


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    • Self-actualization

    • Self-actualization is a term that has been used in various psychology theories, often in slightly different ways. The term was originally introduced by the organismic theorist Kurt Goldstein for the motive to realize one's full potential. Expressing one's creativity, quest for spiritual enlightenment, pursuit of knowle ... Read »


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    • Self-esteem

    • In sociology and psychology, self-esteem reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself, (for example, "I am competent", "I am worthy"), as well as emotional states, su ... Read »


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    • Self-esteem functions

    • Self-esteem can be defined as how favorably individuals evaluate themselves. According to Leary, self-esteem is the relationship between one’s real self and one’s ideal self, feeding off of favorable behaviors. It refers to an individual's sense of his or her value or worth, or the extent to which a person va ... Read »


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    • Self-fulfillment

    • In philosophy and psychology, self-fulfillment is the realizing of one's deepest desires and capacities. The history of this concept can be traced to Ancient Greek philosophers, and although it has been criticized since, it still remains a notable concept in modern philosophy. Philosopher Alan Gewirth in his book Self ... Read »


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    • Subjective well-being

    • Subjective well-being (SWB) refers to how people experience the quality of their lives and includes both emotional reactions and cognitive judgments. Psychologists have defined happiness as a combination of life satisfaction and the relative frequency of positive and negative affect. SWB therefore encompasses moods and ... Read »


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    • World Database of Happiness

    • The World Database of Happiness is a web-based archive of research findings on subjective appreciation of life. The database contains both an overview of scientific publications on happiness and a digest of research findings. The database contains information on how happy people are in a wide range of circumstances an ... Read »


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