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Raising Happiness: I Don’t Care How Big the Market Is: Those Are My DaughtersBy Christine Carter | March 28, 2013
Our 12 year olds think thong underwear makes them cool
Raising Happiness: Influencing Teens and Tweeners, Part 2By Christine Carter | March 25, 2013
Five more ways to get through to adolescents.
Raising Happiness: How to Influence Your Teen, Part 1By Christine Carter | March 11, 2013
Ten ways to decrease their resistance to your wise advice.
Raising Happiness: Happiness Tip: Nag lessBy Christine Carter | March 4, 2013
Increase the odds that your kids will do things the first time you ask
Raising Happiness: Three Surprising Truths about TeensBy Christine Carter | February 18, 2013
A scientific expert on adolescence answers our burning questions.
Raising Happiness: Don’t Quit Your Resolutions Now!By Christine Carter | January 21, 2013
Double down for one more week and reap the benefits.
Raising Happiness: 3 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make You HappierBy Christine Carter | December 23, 2012
This year, skip the New Year’s diet and do something fun.
Raising Happiness: Are We Wired to Want Stuff?By Christine Carter | December 10, 2012
Neuroscience can explain why your kids have the holiday gimmees.
Raising Happiness: Is Marital Bliss Sexist?By Christine Carter | March 3, 2012
A brief Q&A with myself.
Videos and Podcasts: Is Your Spouse Right for You?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 1, 2012
Rona and I discuss the hard work of BEING the right partner, rather than always trying to FIND the right partner.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Is Your Spouse Right for You?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | March 1, 2012
Four Ways to Find Out
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Feeling Unhappy in Your Marriage?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 23, 2012
Maybe your expectations are too high.
Videos and Podcasts: Feeling Unhappy in Your Marriage?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 23, 2012
Our expectations color our perceptions of everything, as well as how we feel. Is your spouse crumbling under the pressure of your high expectations?
Research Digest Items/Studies: When it Comes to Relationships, Reality Might Be Overrated
Videos and Podcasts: Does Money Bring Happiness?By Sonja Lyubomirsky | July 8, 2010
Research from around the world suggests that low expectations and good people are more likely to make us happy than material possessions, explains Sonja Lyubomirsky.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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Finds that feeling gratitude produces kind and helpful behavior, even when that behavior is costly to the individual actor.
- "Compassion: An Evolutionary Analysis and Empirical Review"
Compassion evolved as a distinct affective experience whose function is to enable cooperation and protection of those who...
- "From Jerusalem to Jericho"
This article on bystander intervention in emergency situations suggests that we are likely to help a “shabbily dressed”...
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Learn more about one of the leading researchers of gratitude.
- Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude
The GGSC’s new project which aims to expand the scientific database of gratitude and promote practices of gratitude in...
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The Research Project on Gratitude and Thankfulness, co-directed by Robert A. Emmons and Michael E. McCullough, is a...
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