Tag: Social Connections


Tag: Social Connections

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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.


Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow Old

By Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015

A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.


Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.


Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.


Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital Age

By Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015

A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.


Articles: The Secret to Danish Happiness

By Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”


Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be Happy

By Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015

A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.


Articles: Where’s Your Spot on the Happiness Starting Block?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Kristophe Green | October 6, 2015

Here’s what we learned from The Science of Happiness 2015 pre-course survey.


Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others——which might lead to even greater disparities.


Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.


Articles: How Groups Shape Individual Judgment

By Art Markman | July 31, 2015

How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.

Elaine Wynn, right, chair of the board of directors for Communities In Schools, congratulates Talitha Halley. In the years since Halley fled Katrina, the organization helped her realize her goal of graduating from Howard University.

Articles: What Can We Learn about Resilience from the Children of Katrina?

By Peggy Barmore | July 10, 2015

Ten years after the trauma of the hurricane, a study finds that some students are having unexpected success.


Articles: What Makes a Nation Happy?

By Cat Johnson | June 12, 2015

A rundown of the world's 10 happiest countries—and what factors might have made them that way.


Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?

By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015

Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work, which appears this month.

Articles: Don’t Fool Yourself: Use Technology Intentionally

By Christine Carter | February 2, 2015

Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.


Articles: Happier Tweets, Healthier Communities

By Tom Jacobs | February 2, 2015

New research finds that the number of heart disease deaths in a county can be predicted by analyzing the language its residents use on Twitter.

This essay is derived from Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, which contains full references to all the studies mentioned.

Articles: Can Connection Cure Addiction?

By Johann Hari | January 27, 2015

The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.


Articles: Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

By Christine Carter | January 13, 2015

New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?

Christine Carter, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at the GGSC. She is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work (forthcoming in January of 2015) and Raising Happiness.

Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong Pursuit

By Christine Carter | December 11, 2014

The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others


Articles: Three Steps to a Low-Stress, High-Joy Holiday Season

By Christine Carter | November 25, 2014

Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.


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