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By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on December 06, 2018 in Psychology Yesterday
Often left out of studies of and conversations about happiness is its most important characteristic: its subjective nature.
By Sally Augustin Ph.D. on December 06, 2018 in People, Places, and Things
Want happy guests? Want to be a happy host or guest? Consider the environmental psychology of visiting.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on December 06, 2018 in In Practice
Before you jump to making New Year's Resolutions, try this fun end-of-year review.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on December 05, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Eighty percent of New Year's Resolutions fail by February. Here are four examples of how we may stand in our own way.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our culture of happiness can give us the wrong message about distressing feelings.
By Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Life Admin
Do you know what invisible work is consuming your time? Let’s make admin visible, and make it better.
By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on December 04, 2018 in Mindful Anger
On your deathbed, you won't care what your boss thought of your presentation or what some ex-romantic partner said about you. The only person whose opinion matters is you.
By Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP and James Pawelski, Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Happy Together
Practicing how to receive praise can boost your happiness and improve your relationships.
By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Dream Big, Act Bold, Get Results
Life is about producing results—intended, wanted, cherished. This first blog is designed to produce the extraordinary results one wants in order to live a productive, happy life.
By Sarah Rasmi Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Bridging the Gulf
Are you having a hard time finding the perfect gift for your child? Skip the mall and clear your calendar, because your presence is the best present this holiday season.
By Anneli Rufus on December 04, 2018 in Stuck
It helps to know, and name, the aspects of this season that do us in.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in introversion may feel they don't fit into an extroverted culture. New research shows how they can improve their well-being if by overcoming the extraversion deficit.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, social media earns tremendous profits by parasitizing evolved mental mechanisms that were good for our ancestors but mismatched to the modern world.
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in The Human Experience
A look at six major influences that impinge upon the evolving self, contribute to psychological distress, and interfere with differentiation and individuation
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Finding Light in the Darkness
What does it mean to be pro-social? Studying other cultures can provide new insights.
By Tracy Asamoah M.D. on December 03, 2018 in Let's Reconnect
Are you a pet parent? Learn how your pet not only steals your heart but can help rejuvenate your body and mind too.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Living Single
In a survey, Americans said there are no more advantages to being married than single; marriage is not a marker of adulthood, and it is not essential to a fulfilling life.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in One Among Many
Happiness is all that it is cracked up to be. Let us not moralize it.
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in The Dance of Connection
We all get mired down in negative self-talk and low self-esteem. My experience in a doctor's waiting room taught me a lesson.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
We may think our relationship misery is unique, but our struggles fall into classic patterns. One of the most common: The Serenity Prayer Couple.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on December 01, 2018 in All About Sex
Contraceptive effectiveness can be confusing. It's calculated in a way that’s not intuitive.
By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on December 01, 2018 in Cop Doc
Want to turn a missed holiday into a special event? Be ingenious and creative. But first of all, prioritize what's most important.
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on December 01, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
The primary, intrinsic motivation of all human beings is the search for meaning.
By Andrea F. Polard Psy.D. on November 30, 2018 in A Unified Theory of Happiness
Losing weight does not have to be horrible. It can actually help you become a happier, more mindful person right away. Here are 5 Dos and 5 Don’ts....
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on November 30, 2018 in Psychology Yesterday
It really is the little things in life that matter most, with appreciating every moment one of the keys to being a happy person.