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By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Hot Thought
You should change your goals when you realize that pursuing them does not contribute to satisfying your basic needs.
By Bruce Grierson on December 09, 2018 in The Carpe Diem Project
While climbing your mountain, are you going it solo or are you roped to someone else?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Do you live your life assuming that your actions, good or bad, will come back to help or haunt you? Do you believe in jinxes? These 10 questions will test those beliefs.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Compassion Matters
Loneliness is at epidemic levels in the United States, presenting a danger to the length and quality of our lives. How can we shift our outlook and take action to feel less lonely?
By Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Life Admin
Is a fictional character getting credit for your work? We can choose to make holiday labor less laborious.
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 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 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 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 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 Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in The Human Beast
Happiness is an individual trait. Yet some countries, such as Denmark, consistently score close to the top on lists of the happiest places to live. Why?
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on November 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Research suggests that we all are emotion theorists, deciding for ourselves what we believe about emotions. These beliefs, in turn, influence our psychological health.
By Joel Frohlich on November 26, 2018 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Children born with this rare disorder have seizures, intellectual disability, and severely delayed brain development...so why are they so happy?
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Freedom to Learn
“Follow your passion” is what almost every commencement speaker tells new graduates. It’s almost cruel.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Close Encounters
When people post about their relationships on social media, is it a sign that they are truly happy, or that they are overcompensating?
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on November 24, 2018 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
There is such a thing as break-up season.
By Allen R McConnell Ph.D. on November 22, 2018 in The Social Self
With Thanksgiving here, many people focus on family and friends while counting their blessings. Expressing gratitude is more than a Thanksgiving ritual, it improves our happiness.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 17, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows how your own sensitivities and personality can influence the problems you experience in relationships.
By Christopher Bergland on November 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that happy childhood memories are linked to healthier and happier adulthood.
By Arash Emamzadeh on November 15, 2018 in Finding a New Home
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, a new study finds that a short gratitude activity facilitates healthier eating habits in students.
By Tia Powell , MD on November 14, 2018 in Dementia Reimagined
What would it take to help more people with dementia live safely in their homes?
By Abigail Fagan on November 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
Author A.J. Jacobs explores the benefits of gratitude—by thanking 1,000 people who helped create his morning cup of coffee.