Lisa C. Walsh, Ph.D.
Positive Activities & Well-Being Lab
University of California, Riverside
My research focuses broadly on the who, what, where, when, why and how of happiness. I investigate the architecture of subjective well-being, including its outcomes (e.g., positive emotions, life satisfaction), mechanisms (e.g., social connectedness, elevation), moderators (e.g., culture, personality), and downstream consequences (e.g., career success, physical health). To explore these questions, I often employ positive activity interventions designed to enhance well-being, such as expressing gratitude, performing acts of kindness, and engaging in flow activities. I am currently working in the UCR Positive Activities and Well-Being Lab, which is directed by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky. I will soon be joining the UCLA Marriage and Close Relationships Lab (directed by Drs. Benjamin Karney and Thomas Bradbury) as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
Some of my most recent research explores: