Matt Killingsworth, Ph.D. Director, trackyourhappiness.org Senior Fellow, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
What makes life worth living?
Dr. Matt Killingsworth studies the nature and causes of human happiness. He is a Senior Fellow at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the founder and director of trackyourhappiness.org, a large-scale research project that uses smartphones to collect real-time happiness data from people around the world. Matt’s research investigates how people’s circumstances, behavior, and other factors contribute to and detract from their happiness, as well as issues related to the measurement and conceptualization of happiness itself. He holds degrees in Engineering and in Economics from Duke University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. His research has been published in journals such as Science, Psychological Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Sciences, and covered widely in the media, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, NPR, The Economist, Time, the BBC, and other outlets.
Some recent papers:
Income and Emotional Well-Being: A Conflict Resolved