Promotion of Flourishing

Project Leader: Tyler VanderWeele

The promotion of flourishing project seeks to (i) develop and evaluate the properties of a new measure of human flourishing drawing upon happiness and life satisfaction, mental and physical health, meaning and purpose, character and virtue, and close social relationships, (ii) evaluate major determinants of flourishing thus conceived, and (iii) promote policy and research aimed at the promotion of human flourishing. The flourishing projects will also gather, compare, and evaluate various philosophical and theological traditions on human flourishing and well-being. The promotion of flourishing project serves also as an umbrella for the other research projects of the program.

Publications on Flourishing

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). On the promotion of human flourishing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 31:8148-8156. 

VanderWeele, T.J. (2017). Discussion of: "New statistics for old? - measuring the wellbeing of the UK." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A, 180:38-39.