Well-Being and the Five ‘Happy’ Lives

By Christopher L. Heffner, PsyD, PhD

Well-Being and The PERMA Model

Seligman (2011) argues that well-being is enhanced through thriving in one or more pillars of well-being. His model, often referred to as the PERMA Model, consists of Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment (or Achievement). The more we thrive in each of these, the higher our well-being...