Authentic Happiness, Self-Knowledge, & Legal Policy
Peter H. Huang
University of Colorado Law School
Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Forthcoming
Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-46
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: authentic happiness, positive psychology, subjective well-being, signature strengths, self-concordance, legal policy
JEL Classification: D60, D63, I131, K10, K30Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 16, 2008
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