Ed Diener describes some of the key findings from the scientific study of happiness and explains the typical characteristics and behaviours of happy people.
Ed Diener is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois and one of the world's leading authorities on subjective wellbeing. He has spent over 25 years studying human happiness.
This video is part of the Action for Happiness course and contains edited highlights from interviews with Professor Michael Frisch of Baylor University in November 2010.
The original interviews can be found here: youtube.com/watch?v=WaHO1OHNc2s and youtube.com/watch?v=7qSdZPAybf0