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Quiz: What Do You Know About the Science of Happiness?

Psychology, before Martin Seligman arrived on the scene, focused on trauma, grief, and sadness. (Thanks, Doktor Freud!) But when Seligman started his Positive Psychology field around 10 years ago, he believed that the science of happiness could help people learn how to be happier. Ten years later, he and his researchers have modified their theories. Take this quiz to see what you know about the science of happiness!


Quiz: What Do You Know About the Science of Happiness?

People with a "positive emotional style" have better immunity to cold and influenza viruses when exposed in the lab.

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priscilla-xo priscilla-xo 7 years
yayy 5/7 lol :) xo
priscilla-xo priscilla-xo 7 years
yayy 5/7 lol :) xo
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 7 years
wow. 3 out of 7..
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 7 years
wow. 3 out of 7..
gymnobot2 gymnobot2 7 years
I thought I would do really bad because all I knew about happiness was that money doesn't make you happy and that the happier you are the longer you live. I actually ended up getting 6 of 7!!! I missed a really simple question though.
saucyoldmama saucyoldmama 7 years
i wouldve gotten 100% but i read the lottery question wrong, i thought it asked if they WERE happier grRrr
bisou002 bisou002 7 years
ooh I only got 5/7...and I took a course in college based on Seligman's findings! "Sociology of Happiness." And I was a Sociology minor! Yikes.
janneth janneth 7 years
Got three wrong, and I was SO sure I had 100%. I answered the way I wish it would be, I guess.
GKitty GKitty 7 years
I think the low scores are DEPRESSING...
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
After suffering with clinical depression for a little under 10 years, I can definitely say that no amount of writing or anything could ever get me out of that depression. Meds helped, but what truly helped was my changing my circumstances. A lot of people have high hopes for their journaling feelings and such -- but rehashing your feelings to a journal can make some people less happy. I would know. Anyway I am not terribly shocked by these answers.
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