1 Philosophical views
2 Psychological views
2.1 Positive psychology
3 Mechanistic view
3.1 Biological basis
3.2 Difficulties in defining internal experiences
3.3 In non-human animals
3.4 In humans
3.5 In AI (Artificial intelligence)
4 Behaviors and emotions associated with happiness
5 See also
6 External links
- Switzerland is 'world's happiest' country in new poll - 24 April 2015
"Switzerland topped the third annual World Happiness index produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN),
an initiative under the United Nations.
It was closely followed by Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Canada.
Togo, Burundi, Benin and Rwanda, with civil-war wracked Syria, were least happy..."
- The 10 secrets to a happy life
"Action for Happiness, a mass movement to improve people's wellbeing, claims there are 10 key steps to achieving contentment in life."
- The top 13 French wishes for a happier life + a worksheet
secret of Vanuatu's happiness
"The South Pacific country of Vanuatu has been voted the happiest
place in the world so what makes its inhabitants such a happy lot?...
They have no electricity or running water, no radio or television,
and their only mode of transport is a rowing boat...
On top of that, they have little money and few opportunities to make
Quotations, Idioms and Proverbs :
- "Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length."
- "Whoever said money can't buy HAPPINESS didn't know where
to shop." Gittel Hudnick
- Happiness - how do we find happiness in these hard times?
"Britain is less happy than in the 1950s despite the fact that we are three times richer. So what exactly makes us happy? A new car, an expensive holiday or simply spending time with friends and family?
Join Rebecca and Kate as they discuss what makes them feel cheerful as well as hear from some experts about where we can find true happiness."
- with the script
- AUDIO with script (BBC)
What makes you happy - or unhappy? Is it true that money brings
INTERACTIVE exercises :
états, les adjectifs ("hungry,
sad, happy, tired"...) - exercices - (Hervé Humbert)
Exercises TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :