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Daniel Horowitz: The History of the Happiness Movement

By UPLIFT on Tuesday January 30th, 2018

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The Origin Story of the Positive Psychology Movement

In recent years mainstream media has been swamped by articles, interviews and stories about happiness and how to achieve it. Everybody wants to get happy. But when exactly did the pursuit of happiness become a global industry? Daniel Horowitz is a historian whose latest book Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America explores the origins and development of positive psychology and its impact on culture.

I think it has transformed, or enhanced the lives of tens of millions of people… People who have benefited from the findings… In large measure the relationship between happiness and health.

Learn the fascinating origins of positive psychology here.

January 30th 2018
27:25

About Our Guest:

Daniel Horowitz is the Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus at Smith College. He is a historian whose work focused on the history of consumer culture and social criticism in the U.S. during the 20th century.

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