Can Happiness Be Taught?

January 21, 2021
Richard J. Davidson, PhD

A meeting with the Dalai Lama sends a researcher on a new path.

Counter-intuitive as it may sound, happiness is a skill, and it can be practiced like a sport or musical instrument. In this Mental Health Minute, Richard J. Davidson, PhD, discusses his latest research on well-being, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dr Davidson is the founder and director of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.