The Psychology of Happiness


Explore the concept of happiness from a psychological perspective.

You will learn about different routes to happiness presented by humanistic approach and positive psychology. We will explore the studies of positive emotion, positive character, positive institutions  and flow made by Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi. 

You will learn about the art of happiness introduced by the Dalai Lama and Haward C. Cutler, mental health, well-being, self-actualisation and peak experience through studying concepts built on pioneering work by Rogers, Maslow, Jahoda and Erikson. You will learn about the use of psychological interventions to increase individual happiness. 

Programme details

9.45am  Registration

10.00am  The Art of Happiness: different definitions and components 

11.15am  Coffee/tea

11.35am  Theories of Happiness and Authentic Happiness

1.00pm  Lunch

2.00pm  On Becoming a Person. Maximizers and Satisficers

3.15pm  Coffee/tea

3.45pm  Self -Actualisation, Peak Experience and Flourishing                    

5.00pm  Course disperses


Description Costs
Tuition (includes coffee/tea) £80.00


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

If you do not qualify for the concessionary fee but are experiencing financial hardship, you may still be eligible for financial assistance.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Magdalena Olmos

Course Tutor

Magdalena Olmos has an MA from the University of Warsaw. She has been a lecturer  in psychology for over twenty five years.  She is also a qualified Personal Performance Coach.


Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.