There is no formula for happiness otherwise all of us would be mastering that skill. It is a desired emotional state coveted by all but achieved by few. Several attempts have been made worldwide to develop tools to measure happiness by filling out a questionnaire or non-invasively by software. These tools suffer from limitations which include, a lack of a 360° assessment and an understanding of happiness, among other things. The aim of this lab would be to examine how performance can be enhanced and well-being promoted.
By setting up a lab under the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness, we intend to achieve, but not restrict ourselves to the understanding and promotion of positive emotions and well-being. The three key features that we identify for the lab include: