There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
Tag: Social Connections
Tag: Social Connections
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Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.
Articles: Why Do We Laugh?By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014
A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.
Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
A scientific controversy about the relationship between meaning and happiness raises fundamental questions about how to live a good life.
Other people can make us anxious. Sometimes the fear is justified, says Rick Hanson, but most of the time, it's not. How can we overcome those needless fears?
Raising Happiness: Is Your Marriage Losing its Luster?By Christine Carter | January 28, 2014
Three easy ways to make it feel like new love
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
A new study finds that a happy life is much more about making friends than it is about making the grade.
Articles: Why Are We So Wired to Connect?By Jill Suttie | December 2, 2013
A new book outlines the evidence for the primacy of social connections in our lives, and presents guidelines improving workplaces, schools, and personal well-being.
Raising Happiness: Tablet and Smartphone Boot Camp for Middle School ParentsBy Christine Carter | November 26, 2013
‘Tis the season for electronic gifts. But these days, parents need to provide their kids with much more than batteries for all their devices.
Research suggests exercise is good for our mental health--perhaps even more so if we're highly social, according to a new study.
Raising Happiness: How to Help Kids Adjust to CollegeBy Christine Carter | October 28, 2013
Four ways to support new college students who are experiencing a rocky transition.
Articles: Just One Thing: Feel the SupportBy Rick Hanson | October 24, 2013
We get more support than we think, says Rick Hanson. We just have to allow ourselves to feel it.
Raising Happiness: How to Eliminate “Junk Stimulus”By Christine Carter | October 15, 2013
Reigning in clutter adds ease to your life.
Raising Happiness: How to Avoid Burnout—or a BreakdownBy Christine Carter | October 7, 2013
Three ways working parents can combat exhaustion that don’t require radical social change.
Raising Happiness: Would Working Less Make You Happier?By Christine Carter | September 23, 2013
Is it even possible to work less in today’s economy?
Want more productive and satisfied employees? A new study suggests that companies should consider mindfulness training for managers.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Psychologist and author Shauna Shapiro explains new research into how meditation changes the brain.
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