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Happiness

Young girl in goggles swimming in pool
Fall 2022

Dive deeper into happiness

Happiness is a many-splendored thing.

There are a lot of facets to well-being, happiness, and joy. Washington State University faculty in history, psychology, philosophy, nursing, and medicine examined several aspects of happiness in the Fall 2022 feature, “…and the pursuit of happiness.” The science of happiness has been a growing field, with real world implications for our mental and physical health, society, and future.

Dive even deeper into the topic through the articles and courses below.

 

The Science of Well-being

This popular free course from Yale University offers a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and … » More …

Washington State University mascot Butch Cougar greets a young boy in a winter coat
Fall 2022

Happiness is…

 

The lovable, iconic mascot Butch T. Cougar always brings smiles and laughs to Coug fans with his antics on field and court at Washington State University. High-fiving 90-year-olds and hugging kids, crowd-surfing the student section and riding his three-wheeler at football games, dancing to marching band tunes and cheering on the teams⁠—Butch shares joy wherever he goes, ever since the first WSU students put on the suit in 1976. And it’s more than just sports. Butch’s visits to charity events, weddings, schools, and holiday gatherings around the state are guaranteed to light up the place. Dean N. Grevé (’81 Comm.) was the first student dedicated to … » More …