To schedule an interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky, please write to sonja[at]ucr[dot]edu.


Varying Dates:  Selection of video clips; click here to view

2/18/18: WROC-AM / Rochester, NY & WUTQ / Utica, NY; click here to listen

7/22/17: WRVO Public Media, “Take Care”; click here to listen

3/5/17: Michelle McQuaid; click here to listen

8/3/16: “Here We Are” with Shane Mauss; click here to listen

1/16/16: KNX-1070 / Los Angeles, Newsradio

1/16/16: WABC-AM / New York, “The Joan Hamburg Show”

10/7/15: RadioMD, “Naturally Savvy”; click here to listen

10/9/15: Radio Health Journal

8/6/15: BreakThru Radio, “Third Eye Weekly”; click here to listen

7/8/15: NBC-TV, “The Today Show”; click here to view

7/2/15: WILS-AM 1320 / Lansing, MI, “Capital City Recap”

12/10/14:  NPR, WHYY (Philadelphia), “Radio Times”; click here to listen

12/5/14: Talk 910 / San Francisco, CA

10/13/14: AM 770 / Calgary, CANADA, “Calgary Today”

7/25/14CCTV-America, “Full Frame”; click here to watch

7/15/14Slate, “The Gist”; click here to listen

6/15/14CNN News; click here to watch

4/16/14:, “The Coaching Show”; click here and here to listen

3/1/14KPFK-FM 90.7, “Free Forum With Terrence McNally”; click here to listen

2/7/14: WRVA-AM / Richmond, “Richmond’s Morning News”

2/5/14: Radio Satellite Tour — check local listings for:

2/4/14: WBZ-AM / Boston, “J Talking Radio Show”

10/22/13WCEV / Chicago, “Radio Islam”; click here to listen

8/1/13KUER-FM / Salt Lake City, “RadioWest”

4/29/13AMI Media, “Contact”; click here to listen

3/9/13: WGBH 89.7, “Innovation Hub” with Kara Miller; click here or here to listen

3/7/13AMAZ-TV, “Morning Scramble”; click here to view

2/21/13: KINK-FM 101.9, “Speaking Freely”; click here to listen

2/19/13National Public Radio, “Morning Edition”; click here to listen

2/4/13: CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

2/4/13: Sirius XM, “Michelangelo Signorile Show”

1/30/13KATU-TV, “AM Northwest”; click here to view

1/27/13“Big Think,” expert video; click here and here to view

1/27/13“Nerd Your Way to a Better Life,” Advice Goddess Radio; click here to listen

1/23/13WILS-AM 1320/ Lansing, MI, “Capital City Recap”

1/23/13WCCO-AM/ Minneapolis, “The Nite Show”

1/21/13: FOX KTTV-LA, “Good Day L. A.”; click here to view

1/16/13WPOC 93.1, “Laurie DeYoung Morning Show”; click here to listen

1/16/13: Radio Satellite Tour — check local listings for:

1/14/13The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, “Conversations With Great Minds”; click here to view Part I and Part II

1/14/13: Wall Street Journal Radio Network, “Market Wrap with Moe”

1/10/13Arthur Kade; click here to view

1/9/13: Southern California Public Radio, “AirTalk,” with Larry Mantle; click here to listen

1/7/13WCHER 1520 AM, “Libby’s Luncheonette”

1/5/13: blogtalkradio, “Kardec Radio”; click here to listen

1/4/13FOX-TV, “Fox & Friends”; click here to view

1/4/13WPR, “Veronica Rueckert Show”

1/3/13National Public Radio, “The Diane Rehm Show”; click here to listen and see transcript

1/2/13: NBC-TV, “The Today Show”; click here to view

10/11/12ABC-TV, “Katie” (Katie Couric show); click here to view

7/19/12: BBC Radio 4’s “All in the Mind”; click here to listen

5/15/12: News Talk 650 CKOM (Saskatchewan, Canada), “The Richard Brown Show”

4/9/12KCRW-FM Public Radio (Santa Monica, CA), Warren Olney’s “To The Point”

1/6/12: The Edge with Tom Smith; click here to listen

1/6/12: NBC-TV, “The Today Show”: click here to view

12/27/11Newstalk 1010 (Toronto), “Live Drive”

12/25/11: blogtalkradio, “Advice Goddess Radio”; click here to listen

8/7/11Al Jazeera English (TV)

6/3/11:, “Thrive!”

12/19/10WFYI Public Radio (Indiana), “Sound Medicine”

11/6/10: KRNT 1350 AM (Des Moines), “The Unsecret Shopper”

10/30/10: KFWB 980 AM (Los Angeles), “Sound Advice”

10/8/10: Columbia radio affiliates, “Los Originales” radio show

10/6/10: Business Matters radio (Chicago), “Are We Better Off?”

9/17/10Genesis Communications Network, “The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Radio Show”

5/28/10WCPN 90.3 FM (Cleveland), “The Sound of Ideas”

5/9/10SIRIUS Satellite Radio, “The Graham Bensinger Show”

4/20/10: Radio City 89.3 FM (BBC Ecuador)

4/10: WKNU 89.7 (Cincinnati National Public Radio)

4/9/10: SIRIUS Satellite Radio, “The Graham Bensinger Show”

4/5/10: “The Dr. Oz Show” (syndicated TV)

3/26/10: WNYC (NYC National Public Radio), “The Leonard Lopate Show”

3/2/10: “Think Fit” from; click here to listen

2/22/10: WLW Cincinnati, “The Early Morning Show with Jim Scott”

1/6/10: PBS documentary series “This Emotional Life”; click here to download and view

12/7/09: Science Today (CBS radio), “A Study Focuses on People’s Responses to Depression”; click here to listen

12/1/09Radio Free Europe (Russian Service)

11/26/09KGO radio (San Francisco/ABC) afternoon news

11/23/09: Charles Adler (14 stations in Canada) radio show

11/9/09: “The Dr. Oz Show” (syndicated TV)

10/31/09: Sirius Satellite Radio/XM, “Deepak Chopra’s Wellness”

9/4/09: WHRV 89.5 FM, “HearSay”

4/10/09: WPRO 99.7 FM/630 AM, “Positive Living”

1/2/09: KTLA Morning News (Channel 5)

12/26/08KQED, Northern California Public Radio, “Forum”

12/11/08Charles Adler (14 stations in Canada) radio show

7/16/08: CNBC-TV, “The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch”

7/15/08: CAZT/Cable 13-TV Arizona, “Books That Matter”

6/26/08: CJAD Montreal & CFRB Toronto, “Holder Tonight”

5/2/08: KQED, Northern California Public Radio, “Forum”

4/17/08: Channel News Asia, “Primetime Morning”

4/5/08: American Public Media, “Weekend America”

4/3/08: Southern California Public Radio, “Patt Morrison”

4/3/08: 938LIVE, “Talkback & Breakfast Club”

3/24/08CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

3/17/08: Business Talk Radio, “The Business Shrink”

3/15/08: WFAS-FM, “Here’s to Your Good Health with Dr. Harris”

3/10/08: CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

3/3/08: CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

3/3/08: Southern California Public Radio, “AirTalk,” with Larry Mantle

2/27/08WCBQ-WHNC-AM, “Alvin Jones Show”

2/24/08: KOIT-AM, “Positive Parenting,” with Armin Brott

2/22/08: Sirius Satellite Radio, “Be Happy Dammit”

2/22/08: KCBS-KCAL-TV, “12 Simple Steps To Be Happy”; click here to view

2/18/08: National Public Radio, “On Point”

2/18/08: CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

2/15/08: Inspiration Network, “Danny Fontana Show”

2/15/08: Sirius Satellite Radio/XM, “Deepak Chopra’s Wellness”

2/11/08: Strand Media Group, “Something You Should Know”

2/11/08: CBS Radio Network, “Science Today”

1/31/08: Oprah & Friends XM 156, “The Jean Chatzky Show”

1/28/08: Sirius Satellite Radio, “Out Q in the Morning with Larry Flick”

1/27/08: “The Allen Hunt Show”

1/19/08Sirius Satellite Radio, “Outdoor Fitness with Tina Vindum”

1/11/08: ABC-TV, “20/20”; click here to view

1/9/08: ABC News NOW

1/9/08: ABC Radio Satellite Tour — check local listings for:

1/8/08: ABC-TV, “Good Morning America”; click here to view

1/8/08: GMA Now


SHAPE– “Five Ways You’re Practicing Gratitude Wrong

US News & World Report – The Hazards of Rumination for Your Mental and Physical Health

Bottom Line – “The Life-Altering Power of Gratitude to Make You Happy

Greater Good – The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2017

Medium – “Do Happiness Interventions Really Work?

Entrepreneur – 5 Actions You Can Take to Increase Your Happiness Quotient

Vocativ – “The Science of Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Make You Happier”

Press-Enterprise – “President Obama–Our Positive Psychologist-in-Chief” (op-ed piece)

USA Today – “Key to Money Happiness May Be In How You Spend It

TODAY – “12 Life Lessons to Increase Your Happiness in Your 30s–Or Any Age

Livemint  “The Pursuit of Workplace Happiness

TIME – Turns Out an ‘Emotional Vacation’ Was Just the Vacation I Needed

AARP Bulletin – “A Conversation With Sonja Lyubomirsky

Los Angeles Times – “Can 1 Million Women Be Wrong About Happiness and Health?” (op-ed piece)

Inc. – Today’s Top 50 Leadership Innovators Changing How We Lead

Los Angeles Times – “Will an Optimist or a Pessimist Win in 2006?” (op-ed piece)

Entrepreneur – “3 Strategies for Hacking Happiness”

TIME – 4 Books That Will Make You Happy and Successful

Business Insider  – Here Are the Nation’s Top Thinkers on How to Be Happy, Improve Our Sex Lives, and More

Business Insider Australia – 2 Ways to Achieve a Lifetime of Happiness

Business Insider – The 15 Most Amazing Women in Science Today

Business Insider – 50 Groundbreaking Scientists Who Are Changing the Way We See the World

New York Times – Pursue Happiness, But in Moderation” (opinion piece)

The Washington Post – Skip the McBurger and Other Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood”

Yo Dona – “Los Beneficios de la Bondad

Bloomberg Businessweek – “What I Wear To Work: Psychology Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky

Lufthansa Magazine – Interview mit Sonja Lyubomirsky

New York Times – How to Gladden a Wealthy Mind

The American Scholar – “Thanks for the Gratitude: But What’s the Upside for the Curmudgeon?

Vanidades – “Construe Tu Felicidad

TIME – The 8 Things the Happiest People Do Every Day

Live Happy  “Breaking the Happiness Myths” – “Why People in Louisiana Are So Happy (and How You Can Be Too)”

Rewire Me – Fascinating Findings at the ‘Leading to Well-Being’ Conference

The Huffington Post – 9 Ridiculously Simply Ways to Feel Happier Today

Enterpreneur – Smile! 5 Books to Celebrate International Day of Happiness

La Jolla Light – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Psychologist Offers Insights on the Joy of Living at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla

Kansas City Star – 5 Books To Help You Reach Your Goals For 2014

Greater Good Magazine – “The Top 10 Insights from the ‘Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2013

GEO Magazine – Nach Glück zu Streben? Sinnlos!

Stanford Report – Stanford 2013 Roundtable Panelists Demystify the Secrets of Happiness

Yahoo! – Four Ways to Get Happy Right Now

SUCCESS – “Six Happiness Myths

The Coloradoan – A Life Not Lived Might Bring the Most Regret of All”

WorldLifestyle – “10 Zen Blogs You’ll Love

New York Magazine – “Scientists Still Searching for Proof That Kids Make Us Happy

Revista Claudia – “5 Mitos Que Sabotam A Sua Felicidade

TIME – Do Children Bring Happiness–Or Misery?” (op-ed piece)

Toronto Star – “A Meditation on Happiness in the Wake of Fear

New York Times – Happiness Inc.”

Zócalo Public Square – “Squaring Off: Happiness is a Big Fat Lie

TIME – How to Keep Up With Your Kids: Tips for Older Dads

Los Angeles Review of Books – “Getting Happier: Three Books on Happiness

Oakland Tribune – Author Dispels ‘Myths of Happiness” in Berkeley Talk – “Self-Help Advice You Haven’t Heard Before

US News & World Report – Acts of Kindness Can Make You Happier

The Star –Review of The Myths of Happiness

Business Week – “A 30 Rock Guide to Workplace Happiness”

USA Today – “Are Parents Happier? Dads May Be, But Not Moms, Singles”

New York Times – “That Loving Feeling Takes a Lot of Work”

The Week – “Sonja Lyubomirsky’s 6 Favorite Books”

US News & World Report – “How to Turn Life’s Challenges into Positive Outcomes”

New York Times – Why Aren’t People Happier During the Holidays?: Fantasy vs. Reality” (opinion piece)

Publisher’s Weekly – “Pay Attention: Be Happy: PW Talks with Sonja Lyubomirsky”

Zola – Zola Q & A: The Myths of Happiness

BookPage –”Making Choices for a Happier You”; click here to download PDF

People Magazine – “I’ll Be Happy When…”; click here to download PDF

Spirituality & Health – “Two New Books on Finding Real Joy in Relationships” – “7 Secrets to a Super-Happy Winter”

New York Times – “New Love: A Short Shelf Life” (op-ed piece)

Aquarius – “7 Ways to Lasting Happiness

TIME – Parents (Especially Dads) Are Happier Than Their Childless Pals

MSNBC – “Parents Are Happier Than Non-Parents

Economist – The Joys of Parenthood

US News & World Report – With Depression, Helping Others May In Turn Help You

Reform Judaism – “Happiness Rx: What Science Says” (cover story)

Forbes – Do You Know How to Mix Happiness and Business? – “Finding the Road to Happiness

The Observer (Guardian) – “The 10 Best Self-Help Gurus

Christian Science Monitor – You Bought It. Are You Happy?

The Press-Enterprise – UCR Researchers To Study Generosity

The Ottawa Citizen – “The Tao of Happy Kids

The Jerusalem Post – Moving Forward: Thanks For Your Gratitude

The Plain Dealer – Look in the Mirror and Summon Forth a New You

Calgary Herald – “Cranky or Content: Wealthier Canadians Happier

US News & World Report – The Science of Workplace Happiness –”Hey Grumpy Parents! You Can Learn Happiness

Cincinnati Enquirer –”Key to Happiness? Check Your Genes

Riverside Press Enterprise — Happy, Despite It All” (op-ed piece)

NRC Handelsblad – Geluk is…je geld uitgeven aan fijne dingen”

San Bernardino Sun – “UCR Professor Creates Happiness App for the iPhone

Forbes – “Why Positive Thinking May Be Overrated

Saturday Evening Post – Know Your Wants From Your Needs

The Guardian – “How to Feel Up in a Downturn

The Chronicle of Higher Education – An Intellectual Movement for the Masses

TIME  – “20 Ways To Get and Stay Happy

TIME  – “The Science of Happiness Turns 10. What Has It Taught? – 5 Ways to Practice Gratitude: An Interview with Sonja Lyubomirsky

US News & World Report – How Positive Psychology Can Increase Your Happiness – “Learning To Be Happy in Tough Economic Times

Realtor Magazine – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

US News & World Report – “10 Secrets to Finding Happiness During the Recession

CBS – “Feeling Up When the Economy’s Down – How Facebook Can Boost Your Well-Being

MSN Money – Little Things That Make You Feel Rich

US News & World Report – “5 Ways To Be Happy in a Recession

San Francisco Chronicle – Cheer Up – You Can Learn To Be Happy

Yahoo! Finance — “Fight Off Your Financial Demons

Forbes – “Ten Ways To Be Happier Now

The Hamilton Spectator — Happy New Year! If…

Riverside Press Enterprise — Smiles Give Leadership Clues” (op-ed piece)

Science Today — How Often Do You Count Your Blessings?

Mente & Cerebro (Brazil) — A Pesquisador da Felicidade

New York Times — Why We’re Still Happy” (op-ed piece)

Readers Digest (Australia) — “Why Kindness is Good For You

USA Today – Researcher: Techniques Can Boost Happiness”

Los Angeles Times – After the Tragedy: Vent? Not Necessarily”

The News-Press – “Stress for Success”

The National – Living in the Laps of Luxury”

Greater Good –No Quick Fix for Happiness”

The Coloradoan – “Not Optimistic? Actions a Gateway to Happiness”

The News & Advance – Measuring Your Life’s Happiness”

AOL Life & Style – How To Be Happy”

Monitor on Psychology – “The happiness diet”

The New York Review of Books – “Are You Happy?

New York Daily News – “Taking Control of Your Half of Happiness

The Korea Times – “How to be Happy, the Scientific Way

Forbes – Happiness Is in the Genes

New Scientist – Give Away Your Money and Be Happy

The Boston Globe – “Money Makes You Happy — If You Spend It On Others

The Guardian – column on happiness

Reader’s Digest – “The Way to Happiness

Sunday Express – “Seven Steps to New Year Happiness

Psychology Today – Bookshelf: Money, Happiness, and Sex

The Press-Enterprise – UCR Professor Takes Scientific Approach to Happiness

Newsweek – “The ‘How To’ of Leading a Happy Life”

US News & World Report – Q & A with Sonja Lyubomirsky

Parade Magazine – included in “Parade Picks” under “Dare to be great”

Good Housekeeping – article on finding happiness

San Francisco Chronicle Magazine –article on happiness and parenting

Chicago Tribune – reviewed in “5 Things We Learned From…” column

The New York Times – article on gratitude journals

New York Daily News – article on the “classic” self-help books

The Wall Street Journal – “The Pursuit of Happiness

Santa Monica Daily Press – Book review

The Globe & Mail – Book review

The Toronto Star – Research Shows Gratitude a Positive Force

The Star-Ledger – “How to Be Happy: Research Shows People Have Power to Change Emotions

Fashion – Glee Club

Los Angeles Times – “How a ‘Happiness’ Guide Helped One Topanga Canyon Family

Los Angeles Times – Recent Self-Help Books on Happiness

Los Angeles Times – A Guide to Enhancing Happiness

Los Angeles Times – “The Science of Happiness

Money Magazine – “21 Ways to Stomach a Sour Market

Self – “Create your own happy-life list!