Happy Overload

Why the pursuit of happiness is overrated.

Is There a Dark Side to Happiness?

By Michael W Kraus Ph.D.
Researchers suggest that you can actually experience too much positive emotion.

Opening Up to Happiness

By Mark Epstein
Why happiness is unattainable for some people.

The Brain Needs Downs to Have Ups

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Happy brain chemicals rise after they dip

Newest Research: Happiness Is a Pork By-Product

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
You won't reach it by heading there.

Put Positive Psychology to Work for You

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Three steps to help you achieve long-term fulfillment

Aging and Emotions

By Becky Ready Ph.D., ABPP
Mellowing out or stronger reactions?

Even as grown-ups, we need those, “Look what I did!” moments.

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
We value the things we build a lot more than the things we just possess.

Are You a Compulsive Happiness-Seeker?

By Jeff Skolnick M.D., P.h.D.
Find out why most of us are barking up the wrong "happy-tree."

The Trouble With Optimism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Optimism can be harmful if you always expect to succeed

What Influences Our Happiness The Most?

By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D.
What factors are crucial to well-being?

The American Nightmare

By Lauren Sandler
Why aren't we happy living the American Dream?

How I Found Ecstasy In Depression

By Tom Wootton
Depression can help us to find beauty in every moment.

The 'Busy' Trap

By Neel Burton M.D.
Why is it so difficult to do... nothing at all?

Why Are Older Adults Happier Than Younger Adults?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Does growing older make you happier?

This Story has a Happy Ending... I Promise!

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Adversity motivates us to focus on what is really important

Sex and Smiling: When is a Smile Not a Smile?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
What does her smile REALLY mean?

Do More Things Bring Less Love?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Acquiring more and more things may also bring marriage problems.

3 Challenges of “Happily Ever After”

By Rita Watson MPH
Lasting love is holding on and staying true during the roller coaster ride.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

How Many Happy Balls Are in Your Beaker?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
How do positive psychologists really measure happiness?

The neuroscience of optimism

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
An MRI study reveals our optimistic brains.

Can Our Daily Activities Make Us Happier Today AND Tomorrow?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
The more a person engages in eudaimonic behaviors the happier they are.

Can’t Get No Satisfaction? The Buddha and Nietzsche Can Help

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Peace and contentment come from giving up the desire to always get your way.

Does life happiness follow a U-shaped curve?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why happiness can't be measured by the decade

‘Having It All’? Four Reasons Why I’m Having None of It

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Guess who is still left out of the having-it-all debate

To Be Happy You May Need to be Stressed

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
I learned from a Sufi mystic that too little stress is surprisingly unpleasant.

Why Money Can't Buy Happiness

By Neel Burton M.D.
Despite being richer and healthier, we are no happier than 50 or 60 years ago.

Dani Shapiro: On Living a Writer's Life

By Jennifer Haupt
The real rewards are in the living and doing.