Daniel Horowitz: The History of the Happiness Movement

Daniel Horowitz: The History of the Happiness Movement
The Origin Story of the Positive Psychology Movement

In recent years mainstream media has been swamped by articles, interviews, and stories about happiness and how to achieve it. Everybody wants to get happy. But when exactly did the pursuit of happiness become a global industry? Daniel Horowitz is a historian whose latest book Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America explores the origins and development of positive psychology and its impact on culture.

I think it has transformed, or enhanced the lives of tens of millions of people… People who have benefited from the findings… In large measure the relationship between happiness and health.

Learn the fascinating origins of positive psychology here.

About Our Guest:

Daniel Horowitz is the Mary Huggins Gamble Foundation Chair and Professor of American Studies Emeritus at Smith College. He is a historian whose work focused on the history of consumer culture and social criticism in the U.S. during the 20th century.

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kamir bouchareb st
8 months ago


salah bela
4 years ago

Hi Bruce,
Thank you for your post

4 years ago

Would love to have a transcript on this. I am unable to use the podcasts as I am deaf. Any where I can find this in transcript format? Thanks! 🙂

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