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The Good Life

Harvard Study of Adult Development About 85 years ago, researchers at Harvard University began the Harvard Study of Adult Development, which continues today. It’s the longest-running such study on the planet. The study encompassed two very different groups. One included undergrads at Harvard beginning in 1938. The other included 456 inner-city (generally low-income) boys from…


Flourishing reflects human self-actualization Six domains of flourishing Positive psychology researcher Martin Seligman’s book, Flourish, provides a broader context for desirable outcomes such as happiness and life satisfaction. According to Seligman, people flourish when their lives have three core features (positive emotions, engagement and interest in life, and purpose and meaning in life), as well…