Sovereign Wellbeing Index: 2015

Lisa Mackay, Grant Schofield, A Jarden, Kate Prendergast

Human Potential Centre | Published : 2015


Traditionally, the science of wellbeing has been the study of what is wrong with individuals in order to make them well1. But ‘being well’ is so much more than not ‘being unwell’ and focus has broadened to incorporate what is going right with individuals and in society. This emerging area of positive psychology focusses on wellbeing as being satisfied with life, having frequent positive emotions (like happiness) and fewer negative emotions (like sadness), being resilient, experiencing psychological growth and functioning well in the various areas of life that are important.