$1 MILLION (Prize amount to be confirmed. Announcement expected for next year)
The term happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being.
Happiness is not about the temporary pleasant feelings. Happiness might be related with the overall valuation that people make about their lives, bodies, minds and circumstannces. Happy people tend to have healthier, more productive and more fullfilling lives. The quantification of global subjective happiness has been the subject of research worldwide.
Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics.