Our goal is to provide educators, students, and the general public with free access to clear, concise, information on the history and scientific study of human happiness, positive psychology and mental well-being in general.

Website components

The History of Happiness

Presents the views of major thinkers who have focused on the topic happiness, from the worlds of philosophy and psychology. Each module will have introductory, intermediate and advanced content on a particular thinker.

The Science of Happiness

Based on a broad-ranging analysis of recent studies and data on mental well-being, presents key areas of consensus on variables that directly affect our happiness. The areas of consensus that are emerging include social engagement (communicating), civic engagement (caring), spiritual engagement, personal strengths and virtues, positive attitudes and regular physical exercise.

Multimedia modules and mini-lessons

Following numerous inquiries and suggestions from secondary school teachers we are creating lesson plans that will show how the modules can be easily integrated into various components of school curricula.

Each Module represents a major figure in the History of Happiness or a major finding in the Science of Happiness. Modules contain videos, mini-lessons, activities and handouts (all available as PDF or video downloads). This web-based format allows teachers to readily present information entirely online via internet projection, smartboards and direct access, reducing costs by removing the need for additional textbooks, workbooks or materials.

Pursuit-of-Happiness.org (Teaching Happiness Inc.)  is a nonprofit, 5o1(c)3 organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political organization.