Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD

Professor and Researcher

About Sonja

Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D. studies happiness – what it is and how to get it. She’s a psychologist, professor, and author of the books The How of Happiness and The Myths of Happiness.

She is widely considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the science of happiness. Her research is focused on answering three critical questions:

  1. What makes people happy?
  2. Is happiness a good thing?
  3. How and why can people learn to lead happier and more flourishing lives.

Her research has uncovered some profound lessons to help anyone, regardless of how happy or unhappy they are at this moment, practice activities that the science shows can actually make a difference.