The Science Behind Happify
Over the last 15 years, we've come to realize that positive psychology is a serious and legitimate area of study, with a great deal of validated research and studies supporting it.
What We Have Learned
- 1. That the brain we're born with can be changed. Technically speaking, they call that neuroplasticity. (You can teach an old brain new tricks.)
- 2. We can change it by adopting new thought
patterns, by training our brain as if it were a muscle, to overcome negative thoughts.
- 3. All of us are hard-wired for negativity (blame
evolution!) but can profoundly benefit from learning new ways to react and deal with everyday stresses.
- 4. It doesn't take a lot of effort to make a real difference in your life. A few simple and even entertaining mental diversions done regularly will change things.