Barry Schwartz

Why do we work? Not, it turns out, just for the paycheck. Psychologist Barry Schwartz describes the meaning and engagement that some workers derive from some professions you might not expect to be fulfilling.

Psychologist Guy Winch lays out seven useful ways to reboot emotional health … starting now.

Positive psychologist advocate Shawn Achor thinks that the key to success is being happy, not the other way around. Dig into his must-reads books and articles.

Want to be happy? Slow down. |

In this free-wheeling discussion at TED Global in October 2014, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard talked with journalist and writer Pico Iyer about how to spend time meaningfully.

Alain de Botton picks 6 of his favorite philosophers — whose works have inspired him to think more deeply about success.

Shawn Achor helps people apply positive psychology to be happier and more effective at work. His latest line of enquiry: why can some people make positive change, and others can’t? We asked him to tell us more.

Musician Bernie Krause has worked with Stevie Wonder and The Byrds. But for the past 45 years, he's turned his attention to the birds, recording natural soundscapes. He tells his story at TEDGlobal 2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

At TEDGlobal 2013, Bernie Krause shared the saddest sound he’s ever heard in the animal kingdom. Here, he reveals the happiest.