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 HappinessBy Tchiki Davis | December 20, 2016
The purchases we make fall into four categories—some of which bring more happiness than others.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
To get happier, you need to develop a personalized, strategic plan.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
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!
Our online course has registered more than 110,000 students. Which of them feel most connected to other people?
Learning to express anger in a healthy way will help couples resolve conflicts, instead of letting them simmer.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
Technology can make our lives happier and more productive—but only if we use it intentionally, a new book argues.
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