Introduction – Resources

For an extended list of References click here


Click on the below to watch Felicia’s introduction to the book as delivered at the Happiness and its Causes conference online at the end of 2020:

Barbara Fredrickson (2011) Positive Emotions Open Our MindGreater Good Science Centre

Barry Schwartz  (2011) Using our practical wisdom. TEDx.

Paul Gilbert (2020) The Nature of Compassion, Fear, Safe Relating, and World Change: Lecture Series

Richard Ryan (2017) Motivation and Lifestyle. Happiness & Its Causes.

Shauna Shapiro  (2017) The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger. TEDx.


10% Happier

The Happiness Lab 

The Psychology Podcast with Dr Scott Barry Kaufman

Psychology Podcast Interview with Martin Seligman (2020): From Learned Helplessness to Learned Hopefulness

The Science of Happiness with Dacher Keltner, Greater Good Science Centre


Action for Happiness

Compassionate Wellbeing

Greater Good Science Centre, UC Berkeley

Mindfulness Initiative

What Works Wellbeing


Stewart Donaldson, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi & Jeanne Nakamura (Eds.) (2020) Positive Psychological Science: Improving Everyday Life, Well-Being, Work, Education, and Societies Across the Globe. Routledge.

European Policies Initiative, Open Society Institute Sofia (2019) The Media Literacy Index 2019: Just think about it.

Paul Gilbert (2013) Mindful Compassion. Hachette.

Robert Krznaric (2020) The good ancestor: how to think long term in a short-term world. Random House.

Tara Brach (2020) Radical compassion: learning to love yourself and your world with the practice of RAIN. Penguin Life.

Winston Sieck (2020) Critical Thinking in Everyday Life 

Free online courses

The Compassionate Brain, Rick Hanson

De-Mystifying Mindfulness, Leiden University, Chris Goto-Jones

Discover the power of self-compassion, Kristen Neff & Chris Germer

Free Kindness 7 Day Course, Awake Academy

A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment, Indian School of Business, Dr. Rajagopal Raghunathan

Mindfulness Daily with Tara Brach

Mindfulness for wellbeing and peak performance, Monash University, Craig Hassed & Richard Chambers

Positive Psychology, The University of North Carolina with Barbara Fredrickson

Positive Psychology Resilience Skills, University of Pennsylvania, Karen Reivich

The Science of Happiness, University of California Berkeley, Dacher Kelter & Emiliana Simon-Thomas

The Science of Wellbeing, Yale University with Laurie Santos

Sorting Truth From Fiction: Civic Online Reasoning – How to educate students on critical thinking skills