The Science and Philosophy of Happiness: A Collection of Resources

This page contains a collection of resources on the science and philosophy of happiness. It is aimed at beginners who want to learn more about happiness and teachers who are looking for beginner-friendly resources to supplement course readings. When looking for information on a new topic, some people are looking for a short beginner-friendly overview. Others prefer in-depth and more academic articles. Some people prefer to watch videos. Others prefer listening to podcasts. This collection of resources aims to make learning about the science and philosophy of happiness as easy as possible by allowing each individual to choose the educational resources that are the difficulty, length, and format they like the most. If you are looking for more in-depth information on happiness, check out this list of the seven best books on happiness.


These podcasts feature interviews with scientists and academics about happiness. Good for beginners. Length of interview is in brackets.


These are mostly short videos featuring academics discussing happiness. Also good for beginners.


Short, easy articles on happiness.

Encyclopedia Entries

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy features high quality, longer and more in-depth articles. These are the best resources for anyone who has a serious interest in the philosophy of happiness; however, they may be difficult for beginners.


A few webcomics on happiness. These are just for fun.

Related Topics

 AristotleEthics | Evolutionary Psychology | Friendship | HedonismThe Good Life | MindfulnessPsychology | Stoicism

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