Happiness by Design: Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life

How can we make it easier to be happy?

Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn’t about how we think – it’s about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness – without thinking too hard about it.

Watch Paul giving behavioural advice to troubled couples on 'Make or Break'

Every week night at 10pm on Channel 5 until Friday 18th

Talks & Videos


  • The Theory and Practice of “Nudging”: Changing Health Behaviors

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  • Other people’s money : the role of reciprocity and social uncertainty in decisions for others

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  • Would you choose to be happy? Tradeoffs between happiness and the other dimensions of life in a large population survey

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