Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
Peter H. Huang, Authentic Happiness, Self-Knowledge and Legal Policy, 9 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 755 (2008), available at http://scholar.law.colorado.edu/articles/298.
This Article analyzes three questions: can, how, and should legal policy help people in their individual quests for authentic happiness. This Article adopts psychologist Martin Seligman's definition of the phrase authentic happiness. This Article provides an introduction to examples of legal policies based upon empirical and experimental research in positive psychology, measures of subjective well-being, and quality of life studies.
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