Quality of Life, Happiness and Choice (Public Lecture, University of Bradford, 25 March 2015)

‘Quality of life’ is now a central theme in both political policies and patient care, and there is a Quality of Life Index. Additionally, many overlapping terms have been used in reports with their own tables such as the ‘World Happiness Report’, the ‘Where to be Born Index’ a ‘Livability Index’ and many similar surveys, Read the full article…

Psychological Resilience: Governing the Brain, Mind & Behaviour (Day Seminar, Birmingham, 23 June 2014)

Psychological resilience. Governing the brain, mind and behaviour University of Birmingham, Michael Tippett Room, Staff House23rd June 2014, 9:00 – 4:30pmREGISTRATION OPEN Organisers: Jessica Pykett (Birmingham University), Rhys Jones, Mark Whitehead (Aberystywth University), Maria Fannin (Bristol University), Ben Anderson, Joe Painter (Durham University) This seminar highlights the range of psychological approaches which have influenced contemporary Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Four Meditations on Happiness’ by Michael Hampe

We are pleased to offer Michael Hampe’s intriguing book ‘Four Meditations on Happiness’ (Atlantic Books, 2014) for review. Expressions of interest from all angles of the medical humanities are welcome. ‘In this original and thought-provoking book philosopher Michael Hampe sets out to help us understand happiness. The right and proper path to a happy life is Read the full article…

Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture & Social Progress (CFP, Special Issue, Health, Culture & Society)

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health, Culture and Society: Translating Happiness: Medicine, Culture and Social Progress This year the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) proclaimed March 20th the International Day of Happiness. This day is premised on international recognition of the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal, and Read the full article…

Happiness Research (CFP, Special Section, Sociological Research Online [journal], 2013)

Special Section on Happiness Research in Sociological Research Online 2013 The British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group invites social scientists to submit abstracts for their forthcoming special section that aims to explore the theoretical and methodological challenges facing the sociological study of happiness. We feel that happiness research has been neglected in mainstream sociology journals Read the full article…

CFP – Researching Happiness: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges – BSA Study Day 1 Feb 2012

British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group Day Conference Wednesday 1st February 2012 10.30am-4.30pm BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London Call for Abstracts – Researching Happiness: Theoretical and Methodological Challenges The British Sociological Association Happiness Study Group invites social scientists to submit abstracts for their forthcoming day conference that aims to explore the theoretical and methodological Read the full article…