Saturday, 14 May 2011

Happy now?

Martin Seligman has plenty of detractors but even more devotees, some in David Cameron’s government, which is looking for advice on how to put together a national well-being index set to be up and running next year. So, almost a decade on, it is politically important as well as interesting to see just how far Seligman has moved on from authentic happiness theory. The answer, unfortunately, is not nearly far enough.
Review of Seligman's new book in the FT Weekend.