Daily Productive Sharing 706 - Psychology of Happiness

Daily Productive Sharing 706 - Psychology of Happiness
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Anne-Laure Le Cunff reviewed the definitions of happiness in the field of psychology and encouraged that: although happiness itself cannot be taught, the skills that make us happier can be.

From a time perspective, happiness can be divided into three categories:

  1. Short-term: your current feelings and emotions
  2. Medium-term: your subjective life satisfaction.
  3. Long-term: your conscious approach to thriving as a human being.

There are also three theories on how to define happiness in academia:

  1. Freedom of Choice Theory: When their basic needs are met, their degree of happiness depends on how much free choice people have in how they live their lives.
  2. Self-Determination Theory: evidence suggests that the ability to make choices without external influence and interference is also an important factor to live a happy life.
  3. Positive Psychology Theory: finally, positive psychology considers that instead of trying to fix things when they get broken, we should spend more time improving our mental wellbeing in a more positive and proactive way.

Dr. Carol Diane Ryff breaks happiness down into six major categories:

  1. Self-acceptance
  2. Autonomy
  3. Environmental mastery
  4. Personal growth
  5. Positive relations with others
  6. Purpose in life

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Anne-Laure Le Cunff 回顾了心理学界对于快乐的定义,并且鼓励道,尽管快乐本身不能被教授,但是让我们变快乐的技能是可以的。


  1. 短期:当前的感受和情绪
  2. 中期:主观的生活满意度
  3. 长期:作为一个人在意识层面上的成长。


  1. 选择自由理论:当人们的基本需求得到满足时,他们的幸福程度取决于生活中拥有多少自由选择的权利。
  2. 自我决定理论:在没有外部影响的情况下作出选择的能力也是过上幸福生活的重要因素。
  3. 积极心理学理论:我们应该更积极主动地提高我们的心理健康,而不是在事情出问题时试图修复它们。

Dr. Carol Diane Ryff 将快乐细分成六大类:

  1. 自我接纳
  2. 自主
  3. 环境掌控
  4. 个人成长
  5. 与他人的积极关系
  6. 人生目标

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