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Articles: Who Is Attracted to Inspiring Media?

By Sophie H. Janicke | September 13, 2016

New research reveals how our media choices reflect and shape our mood and behavior.

 

Articles: How to Avoid Picking Up Prejudice from the Media

By Amanda Sharples, Elizabeth Page-Gould | September 7, 2016

News, entertainment, and social media shape how we behave toward different groups of people. How can we limit negative influences?

 

Articles: How Positive Media Can Make Us Better People

By Sophie H. Janicke | April 27, 2016

Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.

 

Articles: How to Talk with Your Kids about Donald Trump

By Allison Briscoe-Smith | April 13, 2016

The GOP candidate is creating fear and confusion in children, especially kids of color. Here are three suggestions for talking with kids about race and racism in the media.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.

 
BenBella Books, 2015, 275 pages.

Articles: Turning Bad News into Good

By Jill Suttie | October 21, 2015

A new book argues that positive stories can have a bigger and better impact than negative ones.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Parenting in a Media Age

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 26, 2012

How (and why) we set limits on something as awesome as the iPad, TV, and Xbox.

 
It seems like kids many kids know much more than us adults about the technology around us—a friend of mine just discovered that her 11 year old daughter is very active on Instagram, when my friend didn’t even know what Instagram was. But just because kids love swimming in the sea of apps and techonolgies available to them, doesn’t mean that they don’t need firm limits placed on their usage.

Videos and Podcasts: Parenting in a Media Age

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 26, 2012

It seems like kids many kids know much more than us adults about the technology around us—a friend of mine just discovered that her 11 year old daughter is very active on Instagram, when my friend didn’t even know what Instagram was. But just because kids love swimming in the sea of apps and techonolgies available to them, doesn’t mean that they don’t need firm limits placed on their usage.

 

Raising Happiness: Podcast: Are You Addicted to Your Email?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 19, 2012

When we need to set limits for ourselves

 
Rona and I talk about the ways that email and social media (like Facebook and Twitter) can make us feel connected as well as disconnected from our children and our family. It can make us laugh, but it can also make us feel drained. Listen to this week’s podcast for tips to reign in your media usage.

Videos and Podcasts: Are You Addicted to Your Email?

By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | April 19, 2012

Rona and I talk about the ways that email and social media (like Facebook and Twitter) can make us feel connected as well as disconnected from our children and our family. It can make us laugh, but it can also make us feel drained. Listen to this week’s podcast for tips to reign in your media usage.

 

Articles: The Science of Happiness, Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

By Jason Marsh | May 20, 2011

An interview with Roko Belic, director of the new documentary film Happy.

 

Articles: Is Hollywood Racist?

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton | February 28, 2011

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton considers why the top movies seem "whitewashed."

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: TV and Toddlers

 

Research Digest Items/Studies: TV Racism Equals Real World Racism

 

Articles: Tell Us What Movie Makes YOU Happy

By Jason Marsh | September 2, 2009

 

Articles: What Movies Make You Happy?

By Jeremy Adam Smith | September 1, 2009

Jeremy Adam Smith shares the 10 films that inspire and elevate him. What are yours?

 

Articles: Goodness on Film

By Jeremy Adam Smith | January 20, 2009

 

Raising Happiness: Turn Off the Boob-Toob

By Christine Carter | December 3, 2008

 

Articles: Book Review: Positive Psychology at the Movies

By Jeremy Adam Smith | December 1, 2008

by Ryan M. Niemiec and Danny Wedding
Hogrefe, 2008, 308 pages

 

Raising Happiness: Happiness is being socially connected

By Christine Carter | October 31, 2008

 

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