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

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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.