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Can You Choose to Be Happy?
Some of us find comfort in dissatisfaction. In fact, the chronically unhappy often refuse to get help.
When Someone You Love Is Gloomy
By Alex Lickerman M.D.
How can we protect ourselves from the unhappiness of those we love?
The Politics of Comparative Glum
By David P. Barash Ph.D.
Which makes people more unhappy, unemployment or inflation? So what?
Are Older Adults Happier?
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Does growing older make you happier?
Are You Addicted to Unhappiness?
By David Sack M.D.
Is there a certain comfortable familiarity with being dissatisfied?
Why There's Pain in Happiness
By Meg Selig
Strangely, happiness requires pain—but not suffering.
Can’t Get No Satisfaction?
By Toni Bernhard J.D.
The Buddha and Nietzsche can help.
How to Make the World a Better Place
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
It’s the only way to be consistently happy.
Gifts of the Shadow
By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
In nature and in daily life, there’s beauty in the interplay of light of shadow.
The Survival Guide for Dealing With Chronic Complainers
By Guy Winch Ph.D.
What they want and what they need are very different things.
On Refusing to Be a Victim
By Jeanne Safer Ph.D.
What a paralyzed dancer teaches us about the power of will
By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
15 Habits to Cultivate Lasting Happiness
By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Proven strategies to generate good feelings, and all of them at your fingertips.
Achieving Happiness: Advice from Aristotle
By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Happiness is best pursued by being a good person.
Why anxiety gnaws
By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Central problem of clinical psychology is a signature of life.
When You're Down and Out: How to Get Through the Bad Days
By Toni Bernhard J.D.
What to do when it feels as if nothing matters.
Four Approaches to the Life Well-Led
By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Should you pursue happiness? Serve God? Serve the universe? Seek balance?
Is There a Negative “Dog” in Your House?
By Susan Newman Ph.D.
How being more positive can save your relationship.
Why Frozen is Obviously about Lesbians
By Eric Charles Ph.D
To some people
What Causes Depression? Myths About Chemical Imbalances
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D.
A closer look at physicians, drug companies, and the medicalizing of depression.
A Playful Path, and DeKoven's Advice for Getting Back on It
By Peter Gray Ph.D.
As the great Oaqui says: A playful path is the shortest route to happiness.
Building a Happy Life: Five Ways to Change Your Self-Defeating Habits
By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP
It’s your life, take it back!
Parenting and Not Taking Adolescent Behavior Personally
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
It's easy for parents to attach personal issues to how their adolescent behaves.
Here We Snow Again
By Susan Sparks
Adapt and endure: lessons from under the snow.
Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ
The Secret To A Happy Relationship
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D.
How can you get what they have?
Research on how to increase positive moods and capitalize on your strengths has proliferated, thanks to the positive psychology movement. This research has shed light on ongoing insights into personality, mood, and cognition.
Read More on Happiness
Most of us wish we could improve certain things about ourselves. Lasting change is difficult though—many of our habits are deeply ingrained, and certain core personality attributes may be immutable.
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