The Psychology of Happiness


Explore the concept of happiness from a psychological perspective.

Learn about different routes to happiness presented by humanistic approach and positive psychology. 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 also learn about the use of psychological interventions to increase individual happiness.

Please note: this event will close to enrolments at 23:59 BST on 24 April 2024.

Programme details

Registration at Ewert House reception

The art of happiness: different definitions and components 

Tea/coffee break

Theories of happiness and authentic happiness

Lunch break

On becoming a person: maximizers and satisficers

Tea/coffee break

Self-actualisation, peak experience and flourishing

End of day


Description Costs
Course Fee (includes tea/coffee) £99.00
Baguette Lunch £6.50


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Mrs Magdalena Olmos

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.


Please use the 'Book' button on this page. Alternatively, please contact us to obtain an application form.


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.