There was a long story on a regional NPR affiliate a couple of days ago about the rash of new Positive Psychology courses at US colleges. I confess I went back to the jazz CD I had been listening to because the story was kind of fluffy and unsatisfying. Mike Quoting Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>: > For the kindred spirits among us! > > Seriously, it's been thought for a long time that altruistic people > survive better under extreme duress (e.g., as prisoners of war, > civilian or military), and are generally happier and healthier. > Certainly worth a look-see. > > Cheers, > > Alison > > > > * MAGAZINE * | January 7, 2007 > * Happiness 101 > <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/magazine/07happiness.t.html?ex=1169010000&en=9758d71eed615d71&ei=5070&emc=eta1> > * > By D.T. MAX > Can classes in positive psychology teach students not just to feel good > but also to do good?