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Tchiki Davis

Tchiki Davis

 

Tchiki Davis, M.A., Ph.D., is a Berkeley graduate and well-being-technology expert. As a Research and Development (R&D) Consultant and contributor to GGSC’s The Science of Happiness course and blog, Dr. Davis draws on her experiences building well-being products and interventions in Silicon Valley to deliver innovative ideas for increasing personal well-being. To learn more about how Tchiki can help you measure and improve well-being, please visit her at berkeleywellbeing.com.

 
 
  

Stories by Tchiki Davis

Articles: How to Budget for More Happiness

By Tchiki Davis | December 20, 2016

The purchases we make fall into four categories—some of which bring more happiness than others.

 

Articles: Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

By Tchiki Davis | October 19, 2016

Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.

 

Articles: What Are Your Happiness Strengths and Weaknesses?

By Tchiki Davis | June 16, 2016

To get happier, you need to develop a personalized, strategic plan.

 

Articles: Four Risk Factors for Burnout—And How to Overcome Them

By Tchiki Davis | April 21, 2016

A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.

 

Articles: Six Tips for Reading Emotions in Text Messages

By Tchiki Davis | April 12, 2016

Text messaging can breed disastrous misunderstandings between people. Here’s how to stop that from happening.

 

Articles: Do Happiness Practices Work?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Tchiki Davis | June 3, 2015

Yes, they do. But first, you have to try them!

 

Articles: Social Connection in “The Science of Happiness”

By Tchiki Davis | October 21, 2014

Our online course has registered more than 110,000 students. Which of them feel most connected to other people?

 

Articles: Who is Happiest?

By Tchiki Davis | September 19, 2014

We present the initial results from our survey of students in our online course, "The Science of Happiness."

 

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